We found 4 providers matching weight loss surgery and who accept Humana Simplicity HMO Open Access Silver 04/100 near Overland Park, KS.

Filter By:
Showing 1-4 of 4
Selecting one of the sort options will cause this page to reload and list providers by the selected sort order.
Dr. George Brent Sorensen, MD
Specializes in General Surgery, Bariatric Surgery
12330 Metcalf Avenue; Suite 500b
Overland Park, KS

Dr. G. Sorensen is a physician who specializes in general surgery and bariatric surgery. He is a graduate of the University of Nebraska College of Medicine. For his professional training, Dr. Sorensen completed a residency program at the University of Missouri Health System. Dr. Sorensen has indicated that his clinical interests include gastric bypass surgery, sleeve gastrectomy, and abdominal wall reconstruction. He takes several insurance carriers, including Coventry, TRICARE, and Aetna Elect Choice. His professional affiliations include Saint Luke's North Hospital-Smithville, Saint Luke's South Hospital, and Saint Luke's Hospital of Kansas City.

Read more

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

All Interests: Sleeve Gastrectomy, Gastric Bypass Surgery, Weight Loss Surgery, Stomach Problems, Abdominal Wall ... (Read more)

2013 Procedure Details

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 20
  • Charge (avg.): $5,015
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $1,756
Dr. Nicole Marie Fearing, MD
Specializes in Bariatric Surgery
5701 W 119th Street; Suite 320
Overland Park, KS

Dr. Nicole Fearing practices bariatric surgery. Her patients gave her an average rating of 5.0 out of 5 stars. Dr. Fearing takes several insurance carriers, including Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic. She is a graduate of the University of North Dakota School of Medicine and Health Sciences. Dr. Fearing trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of Kansas for her residency. She is professionally affiliated with Menorah Medical Center.

Read more

Relevant Interests: , sleeve gastrectomy, laparoscopic weight loss surgery

All Interests: Laparoscopic Colon Surgery, Laparoscopic Weight Loss Surgery, Sleeve Gastrectomy, Laparoscopic ... (Read more)

Dr. Joshua S Langert, MD
Specializes in General Surgery, Bariatric Surgery
10730 Nall Avenue; #101
Overland Park, KS

Dr. Joshua Langert's medical specialty is general surgery and bariatric surgery. He takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Humana HMO, and Humana Bronze, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Langert studied medicine at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School. He trained at George Washington University Medical Center for his residency. His professional affiliations include Belton Regional Medical Center, Research Hospital, and Overland Park Regional Medical Center.

Read more

Relevant Interests: , weight loss surgery (bariatric surgery)

All Interests: Weight Loss Surgery, Gallbladder Removal Surgery, Appendectomy, Hernia Surgery, Colon Surgery, ... (Read more)

Dr. Tanyaradzwa Miriam Wyatt Kajese, MD
Specializes in General Surgery, Bariatric Surgery
5701 West 119th Street; #305
Overland Park, KS

Dr. Tanyaradzwa Kajese practices general surgery and bariatric surgery. Dr. Kajese attended medical school at the University of Kansas School of Medicine. She completed her residency training at a hospital affiliated with the University of Kansas. Her areas of expertise include laparoscopic hernia repair, gastric bypass surgery, and sleeve gastrectomy. Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Kajese accepts. She is professionally affiliated with Menorah Medical Center.

Read more

Relevant Interests: , laparoscopic sleeve gastrectomy, gastric bypass surgery, sleeve gastrectomy

All Interests: Sleeve Gastrectomy, Hiatal Hernia, Laparoscopic Gallbladder Removal, Laparoscopic Surgery, ... (Read more)

Conditions / Treatments




Medicare Patient Age

Medicare Patient Conditions

Medicare Patient Ethnicity

Medicare Patient Gender

Medicare Patient Insurance Eligibility

Additional Information


Online Communication

Practice Affiliation

Time Commitments


Medical School



Years Since Graduation

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.
Selecting a checkbox option will refresh the page.