We found 5 providers matching weight loss surgery and who accept Catastrophic Compass 6850 near Tampa, FL.

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Richard Dicicco, MD
Specializes in General Practice, General Surgery, Bariatric Surgery
508 S. Habana; Suite 160
Tampa, FL
 

Dr. Richard Dicicco is a general practitioner, general surgeon, and bariatric surgeon. His areas of expertise include revision arthroplasty (joint revision), gastric bypass surgery, and nephrectomy (kidney removal). Dr. Dicicco honors Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. After attending American University of the Caribbean School of Medicine, he completed his residency training at Saint Agnes Hospital, Baltimore. In addition to English, he speaks Spanish. He is affiliated with Memorial Hospital of Tampa.

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Relevant Interests: , gastric bypass surgery, sleeve gastrectomy, bariatric revision surgery, laparoscopic gastric banding

All Interests: Laparoscopic Gastric Banding, Sleeve Gastrectomy, Revision Arthroplasty, Hemorrhoid Surgery, Liver ... (Read more)

Dr. Wilfred Aguila MD
Specializes in General Surgery, Bariatric Surgery
average rating 5 stars (1 rating)
508 S Habana Avenue; Suite 160
Tampa, FL
 

Dr. Wilfred Aguila is a medical specialist in general surgery and bariatric surgery. He is affiliated with Memorial Hospital of Tampa. Dr. Aguila takes Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. He graduated from the University of Miami, Miller School of Medicine. His residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with the University of South Florida (USF). He speaks Spanish.

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2013 Procedure Details

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 15
  • Charge (avg.): $1,992
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $941
Dr. Jacob Gerzenshtein MD
Specializes in Plastic Surgery, General Surgery
average rating 4.85 stars (91 ratings)
4410 W Boy Scout Boulevard; Suite 175
Tampa, FL
 

Dr. Jacob Gerzenshtein sees patients in Lakeland, FL and Tampa, FL. His medical specialties are plastic surgery and general surgery. He has received a 5.0 out of 5 star rating by his patients. Dr. Gerzenshtein's areas of expertise include breast reconstruction revision, dermabrasion, and vaginoplasty. His professional affiliations include St. Joseph's Hospital - North, Lakeland Regional Health Medical Center (LRHMC), and Brandon Regional Hospital. He honors several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO. He welcomes new patients. Before performing his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Illinois at Chicago, Dr. Gerzenshtein attended Loyola University Chicago, Stritch School of Medicine. He speaks Russian.

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Relevant Interests: , gastric bypass surgery

All Interests: Dermabrasion, Vaginoplasty, Vaginal Rejuvenation, Breast Augmentation, Labiaplasty, Eyelid ... (Read more)

Dr. David Franciso Echevarria M.D.
Specializes in Surgery
average rating 3.62 stars (6 ratings)
4301 North Habana Avenue
Tampa, FL
 

Dr. David Echevarria sees patients in Tampa, FL. His medical specialty is surgery. Patients gave Dr. Echevarria an average rating of 3.5 stars out of 5. His areas of expertise include breast biopsy, gastric bypass surgery, and gallbladder problems. His professional affiliations include BayCare Physician Partners, St. Joseph's Hospital - North, and BayCare Medical Group. He honors Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. After attending the University of Miami, Miller School of Medicine, he completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with the University of South Florida (USF). Dr. Echevarria is conversant in Spanish.

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

All Interests: Breast Biopsy, Lumpectomy, Liver Cancer, Gallbladder Problems, Mastectomy, Gastric Bypass Surgery, ... (Read more)

Dr. Donald J. Straub DO
Specializes in Surgery
4301 North Habana Avenue
Tampa, FL
 

Dr. Donald Straub specializes in surgery and practices in Tampa, FL. His clinical interests include weight loss surgery (bariatric surgery). His hospital/clinic affiliations include BayCare Physician Partners, St. Joseph's Hospital - North, and BayCare Medical Group. Dr. Straub attended Nova Southeastern University, College of Osteopathic Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at UPMC McKeesport Hospital and Polyclinic Medical Center. Dr. Straub accepts several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO.

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Relevant Interests: , weight loss surgery (bariatric surgery)

All Interests: Weight Loss Surgery

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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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