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Dr. John Jih Jong Feng, MD
Specializes in Bariatric Surgery
795 El Camino Real; Jamplis Building, Level A
Palo Alto, CA
 

Dr. John Feng specializes in bariatric surgery and practices in San Carlos, CA, Palo Alto, CA, and Fremont, CA. Dr. Feng (or staff) is conversant in Mandarin and Spanish. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Feng include weight loss surgery (bariatric surgery). His professional affiliations include Sutter Medical Network, Menlo Park Surgical Hospital (MPSH), and Mills-Peninsula Health Services. He graduated from the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF), School of Medicine. His residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF). Dr. Feng's patients gave him an average rating of 4.5 out of 5 stars. Dr. Feng is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE, in addition to other insurance carriers. His practice is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , gastric bypass surgery, sleeve gastrectomy, Roux-en-y gastric bypass, laparoscopic weight loss surgery, weight loss surgery (bariatric surgery)

All Interests: Achalasia, Sleeve Gastrectomy, Surgical Procedures, Pancreas Problems, Gallbladder Removal Surgery, ... (Read more)

Dr. Beemen N Khalil, MS, MD
Specializes in Bariatric Surgery
795 El Camino Real; Lee Building, Level 3
Palo Alto, CA
 

Dr. Beemen Khalil sees patients in Palo Alto, CA, Fremont, CA, and San Carlos, CA. His medical specialty is bariatric surgery. Dr. Khalil is conversant in Arabic. In his practice, Dr. Khalil focuses on weight loss surgery (bariatric surgery). His hospital/clinic affiliations include Sutter Medical Network, Menlo Park Surgical Hospital (MPSH), and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. He graduated from St. George's University School of Medicine. His training includes a residency program at Harlem Hospital Center. Dr. Khalil's average rating from his patients is 4.5 stars out of 5. He is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE, as well as other insurance carriers. He is accepting new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , gastric bypass surgery, sleeve gastrectomy, Roux-en-y gastric bypass, laparoscopic weight loss surgery, weight loss surgery (bariatric surgery)

All Interests: Achalasia, Sleeve Gastrectomy, Surgical Procedures, Gallbladder Removal Surgery, Hemorrhoids, ... (Read more)

Dr. Prithvi Singh Legha, MD
Specializes in Bariatric Surgery
701 E El Camino Real
Mountain View, CA
 

Dr. Prithvi Legha, who practices in Mountain View, CA, is a medical specialist in bariatric surgery. Clinical interests for Dr. Legha include gastric bypass surgery. His professional affiliations include Sutter Medical Network and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. After completing medical school at Oxford University Medical School, Dr. Legha performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with McGill University. The average patient rating for Dr. Legha is 4.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Legha honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE, as well as other insurance carriers. His practice is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , gastric bypass surgery, weight loss surgery (bariatric surgery)

All Interests: Surgical Procedures, Gastric Bypass Surgery, Weight Loss Surgery

Dr. Roy W Hong, MD
Specializes in Plastic Surgery
715 Altos Oaks Drive
Los Altos, CA
 

Dr. Roy Hong is a plastic surgery specialist in Palo Alto, CA and Los Altos, CA. He is rated highly by his patients. Areas of expertise for Dr. Hong include eyelid surgery, dermabrasion, and mini tummy tuck. Dr. Hong is affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, Menlo Park Surgical Hospital (MPSH), and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. Dr. Hong honors several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE. He welcomes new patients. He attended medical school at Columbia University, College of Physicians and Surgeons. For his residency, Dr. Hong trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of Washington.

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Relevant Interests: , weight loss surgery (bariatric surgery)

All Interests: Dermabrasion, Breast Augmentation, Dupuytren's Contracture, Endoscopic Surgery, Double Eyelid ... (Read more)

Dr. Johnny Tzer-Ren Chang, MD
Specializes in Plastic Surgery
715 Altos Oaks Drive
Los Altos, CA
 

Dr. Johnny Chang practices plastic surgery in Palo Alto, CA, San Carlos, CA, and Los Altos, CA. In addition to English, he speaks Mandarin. These areas are among his clinical interests: eyelid surgery, thigh lift (thighplasty), and male tummy tuck. Dr. Chang's hospital/clinic affiliations include Sutter Medical Network, Menlo Park Surgical Hospital (MPSH), and Mills-Peninsula Health Services. He attended Tufts University School of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at a hospital affiliated with Brown University. He takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, TRICARE, and more. Dr. Chang welcomes new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , weight loss surgery (bariatric surgery)

All Interests: Breast Augmentation, Dupuytren's Contracture, Double Eyelid Surgery, Chin Implants, Eyelid ... (Read more)

Dr. John Patrick Connolly III, MD
Specializes in Plastic Surgery
715 Altos Oaks Drive
Los Altos, CA
 

Dr. John Connolly is a plastic surgeon in Mountain View, CA, Los Gatos, CA, and Los Altos, CA. Patient ratings for Dr. Connolly average 4.5 stars out of 5. These areas are among his clinical interests: eyelid surgery, dermabrasion, and mini tummy tuck. Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Connolly takes. After attending Georgetown University School of Medicine, Dr. Connolly completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with the University of Washington. He is affiliated with Sutter Medical Network and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. He welcomes new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , weight loss surgery (bariatric surgery)

All Interests: Dermabrasion, Breast Augmentation, Eyelid Problems, Cosmetic Surgery, Breast Implant Removal, ... (Read more)

Dr. John Ray Talley, MD
Specializes in Hand Surgery, Head & Neck Plastic Surgery
701 E El Camino Real
Mountain View, CA
 

Dr. John Talley works as a hand surgeon and head and neck plastic surgeon in Los Gatos, CA and Mountain View, CA. In addition to English, he speaks Spanish. In his practice, Dr. Talley focuses on plastic surgery procedures. Dr. Talley's hospital/clinic affiliations include Sutter Medical Network, Menlo Park Surgical Hospital (MPSH), and Good Samaritan Hospital. After attending the University of Arizona College of Medicine for medical school, he completed his residency training at Stanford University Medical Center. Health Net ELECT POS, United Healthcare Plans, and United Healthcare EPO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Talley takes. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment.

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Relevant Interests: , weight loss surgery (bariatric surgery)

All Interests: Breast Augmentation, Eyelid Problems, Injectable Fillers, Burns, Skin Cancer, Ear Problems, Facial ... (Read more)

Dr. Cindy Lee Russell, MD
Specializes in Plastic Surgery
715 Altos Oaks Drive
Los Altos, CA
 

Dr. Cindy Russell's specialty is plastic surgery. Clinical interests for Dr. Russell include eyelid surgery, facelift, and thigh lift (thighplasty). Her average patient rating is 5.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Russell honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, TRICARE, and more. She attended medical school at the University of California, San Diego (UCSD), School of Medicine. For her professional training, Dr. Russell completed a residency program at Stanford Hospital & Clinics. Dr. Russell's hospital/clinic affiliations include Sutter Medical Network and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. New patients are welcome to contact Dr. Russell's office for an appointment.

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Relevant Interests: , weight loss surgery (bariatric surgery)

All Interests: Dermabrasion, Breast Augmentation, Pec Implants, Eyelid Problems, Injectable Fillers, Cosmetic ... (Read more)

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What is Weight Loss Surgery?

Bariatric or weight-loss surgery is a surgical procedure performed to help significantly obese patients lose weight when more traditional methods, such as dieting and exercise, have not helped. Depending on the type, these surgeries change the gastrointestinal tract to limit how much food can be eaten and also change how food is absorbed by the body. Of the various bariatric surgeries available, the most common is gastric bypass.

By far the most common of the gastric bypass surgeries is called “Roux-en-Y.” During this surgery, part of the stomach and small intestine are detached from the gastrointestinal tract, in order to make the tract smaller. The surgeon divides the stomach into two parts. The working stomach, at the end of the esophagus, is now tiny - only the size of a walnut. This makes patients feel full after eating a small amount of food. Then the small intestine is also divided, and after bypassing a section of the small intestine to reduce food absorption, the intestine is attached to the small stomach pouch. The patient now has a working stomach and intestine like before, only much smaller.

Because gastric bypass is used to treat extreme obesity, it can reduce the risk of some of the problems associated with obesity. Gastric bypass can help treat or reduce the risk for such conditions as heart disease, high blood pressure, sleep apnea, and type 2 diabetes. However, it is a major surgery and also carries risks itself. Any surgery can lead to infection, bleeding, or blood clots, and weight loss surgery in particular carries risks of leaks in the gastrointestinal system, malnutrition, bowel obstructions, and vomiting.

Typically patients are considered candidates for gastric bypass surgery if they have a BMI greater than 40, or sometimes if they have a BMI between 35 and 40 but are suffering from obesity-related illnesses such as diabetes. The outlook is generally good, with most patients losing between 50-75% of their excess weight in 1-2 years. However, patients must follow strict diet guidelines so that the stomach can heal, starting with no food at all, then followed by a liquid diet for some time. For many severely obese patients who have tried strict diets before without success, gastric bypass surgery is the tool that allows them to finally achieve their weight loss and health goals.
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