We found 4 bariatric surgeons who accept MO HealthNet near Kansas City, MO.

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George Brent Sorensen MD
Specializes in General Surgery, Bariatric Surgery
4320 Wornall Road; Medical Plaza 1 Suite 530
Kansas City, MO
 

Dr. G. Sorensen practices general surgery and bariatric surgery. Dr. Sorensen's clinical interests include gastric bypass surgery, sleeve gastrectomy, and abdominal wall reconstruction. He is affiliated with Saint Luke's North Hospital-Smithville, Saint Luke's South Hospital, and Saint Luke's Hospital of Kansas City. He graduated from the University of Nebraska College of Medicine. He trained at the University of Missouri Health System for residency. Coventry, TRICARE, and Aetna Elect Choice are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Sorensen takes.

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Clinical interests: Sleeve Gastrectomy, Gastric Bypass Surgery, Weight Loss Surgery, Abdominal Wall Reconstruction

Geoffrey Carl Slayden MD
Specializes in General Surgery, Bariatric Surgery
average rating 5 stars (3 ratings)
4320 Wornall Road; Medical Plaza 1 Suite 530
Kansas City, MO
 

Dr. Geoffrey Slayden practices general surgery and bariatric surgery. Patients gave him an average rating of 5.0 stars out of 5. He is professionally affiliated with Anderson County Hospital, Saint Luke's East Hospital, and Saint Luke's South Hospital. Dr. Slayden honors Coventry, TRICARE, and Aetna Elect Choice, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Slayden obtained his medical school training at the University of Oklahoma College of Medicine and performed his residency at the University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center.

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Michael Robert Arroyo M.D.
Specializes in General Surgery, Bariatric Surgery
average rating 5 stars (2 ratings)
4320 Wornall Road; Medical Plaza 1 Suite 530
Kansas City, MO
 

Dr. Michael Arroyo is a general surgeon and bariatric surgeon. He has a special interest in gastric bypass surgery, sleeve gastrectomy, and da vinci surgery. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Saint Luke's East Hospital, Saint Luke's South Hospital, and Saint Luke's Hospital of Kansas City. Dr. Arroyo is an in-network provider for Coventry, TRICARE, and Aetna Elect Choice, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Arroyo attended the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Peoria and the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Chicago and then went on to complete his residency at the University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center.

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Clinical interests: Sleeve Gastrectomy, Da Vinci Surgery, Gastric Bypass Surgery

John Price MD
Specializes in General Surgery, Bariatric Surgery
4320 Wornall Road; Medical Plaza 1 Suite 530
Kansas City, MO
 

Dr. John Price's specialties are general surgery and bariatric surgery. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Price include gastric bypass surgery, sleeve gastrectomy, and bariatric revision surgery. Dr. Price's hospital/clinic affiliations include Saint Luke's North Hospital-Smithville, Saint Luke's South Hospital, and Saint Luke's Hospital of Kansas City. He takes several insurance carriers, including Coventry, TRICARE, and Aetna Elect Choice. He graduated from Louisiana State University School of Medicine in Shreveport. He completed his residency training at the University of New Mexico Health Sciences Center and Louisiana State University Health Sciences Center - Shreveport.

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Clinical interests: Sleeve Gastrectomy, Weight Loss Surgery, Bariatric Revision Surgery, Gastric Bypass Surgery

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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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