We found 5 providers matching weight loss surgery and who accept PHCS PPO near Elk Grove Village, IL.

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Dr. Peter C Rantis Jr., MD
Specializes in General Surgery, Bariatric Surgery, Other, Colon & Rectal Surgery
800 Biesterfield Road; Suite 101, Wimmer Building
Elk Grove Village, IL
 

Dr. Peter Rantis is a general surgery, bariatric surgery, and colon & rectal surgery specialist in Hoffman Estates, IL and Elk Grove Village, IL. He has a 4.0 out of 5 star average patient rating. Dr. Rantis's areas of expertise include the following: groin hernia, gallbladder removal surgery (cholecystectomy), and rectal surgery. He is affiliated with Alexian Brothers Medical Center and St. Alexius Medical Center. He accepts several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Aetna Medicare, and United Healthcare HMO. Before completing his residency at a hospital affiliated with Loyola University, Dr. Rantis attended medical school at the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Chicago.

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Clinical Interests: Gallbladder Removal Surgery, Anorectal Surgery, Rectal Surgery, Colon Problems, Weight Loss, ... (Read more)

2013 Procedure Details

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 12
  • Charge (avg.): $2,494
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $926
Dr. James M Kane Jr., MD
Specializes in General Surgery, Bariatric Surgery, Other
800 Biesterfield Road; Suite 101, Wimmer Building
Elk Grove Village, IL
 

Dr. James Kane specializes in general surgery and bariatric surgery. Dr. Kane's areas of expertise include the following: thyroid problems, gastric bypass surgery, and breast issues. His professional affiliations include Alexian Brothers Medical Center and St. Alexius Medical Center. He attended medical school at Georgetown University School of Medicine. Dr. Kane's medical residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with the University of Illinois. His average rating from his patients is 3.0 stars out of 5. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, TRICARE, and Aetna Medicare are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Kane takes. He has received professional recognition including the following: US News Top Doctor.

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Relevant Interests: , gastric bypass surgery, laparoscopic gastric banding

All Interests: Laparoscopic Gastric Banding, Rectal Problems, Gallbladder Problems, Neck Problems, Hernia, Gastric ... (Read more)

2013 Procedure Details

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 13
  • Charge (avg.): $3,368
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $1,684
Dr. Paul J Guske Jr., MD
Specializes in General Surgery, Bariatric Surgery, Other
800 Biesterfield Road; Suite 101, Wimmer Building
Elk Grove Village, IL
 

Dr. Paul Guske is a general surgeon and bariatric surgeon in Hoffman Estates, IL and Elk Grove Village, IL. He graduated from Medical College of Wisconsin. For his professional training, Dr. Guske completed a residency program at Chicago Medical School. Clinical interests for Dr. Guske include sleeve gastrectomy, gallbladder problems, and thyroid surgery. Patients gave him an average rating of 4.5 stars out of 5. He is in-network for Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and more. In addition to English, Dr. Guske speaks Spanish. His professional affiliations include Alexian Brothers Medical Center and St. Alexius Medical Center.

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

All Interests: Sleeve Gastrectomy, Gallbladder Problems, Hernia, Gastric Bypass Surgery, Dialysis Access ... (Read more)

Dr. Jonathan W Wallace, MD
Specializes in General Surgery, Bariatric Surgery, Other
800 Biesterfield Road; Suite 101, Wimmer Building
Elk Grove Village, IL
 

Dr. Jonathan Wallace specializes in general surgery and bariatric surgery and practices in Hoffman Estates, IL and Elk Grove Village, IL. He has received a 4.0 out of 5 star rating by his patients. Dr. Wallace's clinical interests include colorectal problems, hyperhidrosis (excessive sweating), and breast surgery. He takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, TRICARE, and more. He graduated from Tufts University School of Medicine and then he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with Northwestern University. Dr. Wallace is affiliated with Alexian Brothers Medical Center and St. Alexius Medical Center.

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Relevant Interests: , weight loss surgery (bariatric surgery)

All Interests: Hyperhidrosis, Thyroid Surgery, Breast Surgery, Varicose Veins, Laparoscopic Surgery, Da Vinci ... (Read more)

Specializes in General Surgery
605 W Central Road; Suite 201
Arlington Heights, IL
 

Dr. Thomas Pae is a general surgeon in Arlington Heights, IL. After attending UMDNJ-New Jersey Medical School, he completed his residency training at Hospital of Saint Raphael. Areas of expertise for Dr. Pae include weight loss surgery (bariatric surgery). He accepts Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, in addition to other insurance carriers. He speaks Korean. He is affiliated with St. Alexius Medical Center.

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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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