We found 6 bariatric surgeons who accept Humana Bronze HMO near Hoffman Estates, 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 sees patients in Hoffman Estates, IL and Elk Grove Village, IL. His medical specialties are general surgery, bariatric surgery, and colon & rectal surgery. Areas of expertise for Dr. Rantis include groin hernia, gallbladder removal surgery (cholecystectomy), and rectal surgery. Dr. Rantis is rated 4.0 stars out of 5 by his patients. He takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Aetna Medicare, and United Healthcare HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. After completing medical school at the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Chicago, he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with Loyola University. He is professionally affiliated with Alexian Brothers Medical Center and St. Alexius Medical Center.

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

Dr. Amir J Heydari, MD
Specializes in General Surgery, Bariatric Surgery
360 Station Drive; Third Floor
Crystal Lake, IL
 

Dr. Amir Heydari is a specialist in general surgery and bariatric surgery. His patients gave him an average rating of 4.5 out of 5 stars. Dr. Heydari honors Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, Humana Catastrophic, and more. He obtained his medical school training at the University of Connecticut School of Medicine and performed his residency at the University of Iowa Hospitals & Clinics. He is affiliated with Centegra Health System.

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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 sees patients in Hoffman Estates, IL and Elk Grove Village, IL. His medical specialties are general surgery and bariatric surgery. These areas are among his clinical interests: thyroid problems, gastric bypass surgery, and breast issues. He is rated 3.0 stars out of 5 by his patients. Dr. Kane takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, TRICARE, Aetna Medicare, and more. He obtained his medical school training at Georgetown University School of Medicine and performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Illinois. Dr. Kane has received professional recognition including the following: US News Top Doctor. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Alexian Brothers Medical Center and St. Alexius Medical Center.

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Clinical interests: Laparoscopic Gastric Banding, Rectal Problems, Gallbladder Problems, Neck Problems, Hernia, Gastric ... (Read more)

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 specialist in general surgery and bariatric surgery. He speaks Spanish. Dr. Guske's areas of expertise include sleeve gastrectomy, gallbladder problems, and thyroid surgery. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Alexian Brothers Medical Center and St. Alexius Medical Center. He graduated from Medical College of Wisconsin. He trained at Chicago Medical School for his residency. Dr. Guske's average patient rating is 4.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Guske honors Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, as well as other insurance carriers.

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Clinical 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. Patient ratings for Dr. Wallace average 4.0 stars out of 5. Clinical interests for Dr. Wallace include colorectal problems, hyperhidrosis (excessive sweating), and breast surgery. Dr. Wallace honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE, in addition to other insurance carriers. He studied medicine at Tufts University School of Medicine. Dr. Wallace's residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with Northwestern University. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Alexian Brothers Medical Center and St. Alexius Medical Center.

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

Dr. John R Cheregi, MD
Specializes in General Surgery, Bariatric Surgery
360 Station Drive; Third Floor
Crystal Lake, IL
 

Dr. John Cheregi's specialties are general surgery and bariatric surgery. He practices in Crystal Lake, IL and Huntley, IL. He is an in-network provider for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, as well as other insurance carriers. He attended Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science, Chicago Medical School and then went on to complete his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Illinois at Chicago. Dr. Cheregi is affiliated with Centegra Health System.

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What is Bariatric 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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