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Mubashir Sabir MD
Specializes in General Surgery
27483 Dequindre Road; Suite 204
Madison Heights, MI

Dr. Mubashir Sabir specializes in general surgery. His areas of expertise include the following: obesity, laparoscopic sleeve gastrectomy, and bloodless medicine/transfusion-free surgery. He accepts Cofinity, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, HealthSmart, and more. Dr. Sabir graduated from Wayne State University School of Medicine. Dr. Sabir completed his residency training at Providence Hospital. Dr. Sabir (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Urdu and Hindi. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Providence - Providence Park Hospitals and St. John Macomb-Oakland Hospital, Warren Campus.

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Relevant Interests: , Laparoscopic Sleeve Gastrectomy, Laparoscopic Roux-En-y Gastric Bypass, Laparoscopic Weight Loss Surgery, Laparoscopic Gastric Banding, Weight Loss Surgery

All Interests: Bloodless Medicine/Transfusion-Free Surgery, Laparoscopic Gastric Banding, Laparoscopic Roux-En-y Ga ... (Read more)

Mustafa AbdulKarim Hares MD
Specializes in General Surgery
Average rating 2.66 stars out of 5 (3 ratings)
27483 Dequindre Road; Suite 204
Madison Heights, MI

Dr. Mustafa Hares is a general surgery specialist. He has received a 2.5 out of 5 star rating by his patients. He has indicated that his clinical interests include obesity, bloodless medicine/transfusion-free surgery, and weight loss surgery (bariatric surgery). Dr. Hares takes Amerigroup, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Viant, and more. He graduated from the University of Damascus Faculty of Medicine and then he performed his residency at Pontiac General Hospital, Advocate Christ Medical Center, Oak Lawn, and a hospital affiliated with the University of Damascus. Dr. Hares is conversant in Arabic. His professional affiliations include St. Joseph Mercy Oakland, St. Mary Mercy Livonia, and St. John Macomb-Oakland Hospital, Madison Heights Campus.

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Relevant Interests: , Weight Loss Surgery

All Interests: Bloodless Medicine/Transfusion-Free Surgery, Weight Loss Surgery, Obesity

Dr Gary R Katz DO
Specializes in General Surgery
27483 Dequindre; Suite 301
Madison Heights, MI

Dr. Gary Katz practices general surgery. After completing medical school at Des Moines University, College of Osteopathic Medicine, he performed his residency at St. John Macomb-Oakland Hospital. Dr. Katz's clinical interests include obesity, laparoscopic sleeve gastrectomy, and gastric bypass surgery. He accepts Cofinity, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, HealthSmart, and more. He is affiliated with St. John Macomb-Oakland Hospital, Madison Heights Campus, Providence - Providence Park Hospitals, and St. John Hospital and Medical Center (Detroit, MI).

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Relevant Interests: , Laparoscopic Sleeve Gastrectomy, Gastric Bypass Surgery, Laparoscopic Gastric Banding, Weight Loss Surgery

All Interests: Bloodless Medicine/Transfusion-Free Surgery, Laparoscopic Gastric Banding, Laparoscopic Gallbladder ... (Read more)

2013 Procedure Details

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 35
  • Charge (avg.): $2,000
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $1,099
Dr David M Siegel DO
Specializes in General Surgery
27483 Dequindre; Suite 301
Madison Heights, MI

Dr. David Siegel is a general surgery specialist in Madison Heights, MI. Clinical interests for Dr. Siegel include gynecological problems, obesity, and bloodless medicine/transfusion-free surgery. He is affiliated with St. John Macomb-Oakland Hospital, Madison Heights Campus, Providence - Providence Park Hospitals, and St. John Macomb-Oakland Hospital, Warren Campus. He is in-network for Cofinity, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, as well as other insurance carriers. Before performing his residency at St. John Macomb-Oakland Hospital, Dr. Siegel attended Des Moines University, College of Osteopathic Medicine for medical school.

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Relevant Interests: , Weight Loss Surgery

All Interests: Bloodless Medicine/Transfusion-Free Surgery, Breast Issues, Laparoscopic Gallbladder Removal, Weight ... (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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