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Specializes in General Surgery, Bariatric Surgery
average rating 2.75 stars (5 ratings)
5 Chatham Square
New York, NY

Dr. Charlene Chao, who practices in Brooklyn, NY and New York, NY, is a medical specialist in general surgery and bariatric surgery. These areas are among her clinical interests: gynecomastia, gallbladder problems, and women's health issues. Dr. Chao has a 2.5 out of 5 star average patient rating. She takes several insurance carriers, including Amerigroup, Coresource, and Anthem. She obtained her medical school training at SUNY Downstate Medical Center College of Medicine and performed her residency at Geisinger Medical Center. Dr. Chao speaks Chinese. She is affiliated with New York Methodist (NYM) Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , weight loss surgery (bariatric surgery)

All Interests: Gallbladder Problems, Surgical Procedures, Obesity, Gallbladder Removal Surgery, Women's Health ... (Read more)

Dr. Andrea S. Bedrosian M.D.
Specializes in Bariatric Surgery
101 Broadway
Brooklyn, NY

Dr. Andrea Bedrosian specializes in bariatric surgery. Clinical interests for Dr. Bedrosian include gastrectomy, ulcers, and laparoscopic gallbladder removal. Coresource, Aetna EPO, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Bedrosian takes. Dr. Bedrosian obtained Dr. Bedrosian's medical school training at New York University (NYU) School of Medicine and performed Dr. Bedrosian's residency at a hospital affiliated with New York University (NYU). Dr. Bedrosian is affiliated with NYU Langone.

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Clinical Interests: Gallstones, Intestinal Problems, Gallbladder Problems, Abdominal Surgery, Ulcers, Hernia, ... (Read more)

2013 Procedure Details

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 18
  • Charge (avg.): $1,080
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $192

Specializes in Bariatric Surgery
average rating 4.87 stars (2 ratings)
5 East 98th Street; Mount Sinai Doctors, Floor 15th Room 1555
New York, NY

Dr. Subhash Kini is a specialist in bariatric surgery. His clinical interests include diverticular disease, anti-reflux surgery, and achalasia. He honors Amerigroup, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Empire BlueCross BlueShield, in addition to other insurance carriers. After attending Christian Medical College for medical school, Dr. Kini completed his residency training at Our Lady of Mercy Medical Center. He has received the distinction of Top Doctors Castle Conolly. In addition to English, Dr. Kini (or staff) speaks Spanish, Tamil, and Hindi. He is affiliated with Mount Sinai Hospital. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment.

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Relevant Interests: , weight loss surgery (bariatric surgery)

All Interests: Achalasia, Diverticular Disease, Small Bowel Resection, Splenectomy, Weight Loss Surgery, ... (Read more)

Piotr Gorecki M.D
Specializes in General Surgery, Bariatric Surgery
average rating 4.33 stars (9 ratings)
506 Sixth Street
Brooklyn, NY

Dr. Piotr Gorecki is a general surgeon and bariatric surgeon. Patient reviews placed Dr. Gorecki at an average of 4.5 stars out of 5. Clinical interests for Dr. Gorecki include achalasia, gallbladder removal surgery (cholecystectomy), and biliary disorders (gallbladder and bile ducts). He is affiliated with New York Methodist (NYM) Hospital. He honors Amerigroup, Coresource, Anthem, and more. Dr. Gorecki is a graduate of Nicolaus Copernicus Academy of Medicine, Krakow and a graduate of New York Methodist Hospital's residency program. Dr. Gorecki (or staff) speaks the following languages: Polish and Russian.

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Relevant Interests: , weight loss surgery (bariatric surgery)

All Interests: Achalasia, Hernia Surgery, Pancreatic Surgery, Biliary Disorders, Laparoscopic Surgery, Weight ... (Read more)

Specializes in Surgery
average rating 5 stars (4 ratings)
591 Ocean Parkway
Brooklyn, NY

Dr. Scott Nguyen is a surgery specialist. Dr. Nguyen (or staff) is conversant in Spanish, Vietnamese, and French. Areas of expertise for Dr. Nguyen include diverticular disease, achalasia, and sleeve gastrectomy. He is professionally affiliated with Mount Sinai Hospital. Dr. Nguyen attended medical school at the University of California, Davis, School of Medicine. His average rating from his patients is 5.0 stars out of 5. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Healthfirst, and Vytra, as well as other insurance carriers. He has received the following distinctions: UCLA Phi Beta Kappa Honorary Society; 3rd Place SAGES Best Fellow Oral Presentation; and Young Investigators Award World Congress Endoscopic Surgery. His practice is open to new patients.

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

All Interests: Achalasia, Sleeve Gastrectomy, Crohn's Disease, Diverticular Disease, Hernia Surgery, Hiatal ... (Read more)

Mitchell Roslin, MD
Specializes in General Surgery
average rating 4.63 stars (118 ratings)
110 E 59th Street; Suite 8a
New York, NY

Dr. Mitchell Roslin's area of specialization is general surgery. Dr. Roslin is affiliated with Lenox Hill Hospital (LHH), Northern Westchester Hospital (NWH), and Northwell Health Physician Partners. He is a graduate of New York University (NYU) School of Medicine. His patients gave him an average rating of 4.5 out of 5 stars. Dr. Roslin accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Empire BlueCross BlueShield, and HealthSmart, as well as other insurance carriers.

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2013 Procedure Details

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 15
  • Charge (avg.): $11,166
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $1,291

Specializes in Surgery
5 East 98th Street; 14th Floor, Suite A
New York, NY

Dr. Linda Zhang is a medical specialist in surgery. Her areas of expertise include colon cancer, hiatal hernia, and laparoscopic surgery. She is professionally affiliated with Mount Sinai Hospital. Dr. Zhang honors Amerigroup, POMCO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and more. Dr. Zhang is open to new patients. She attended medical school at Mount Sinai School of Medicine.

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Relevant Interests: , weight loss surgery (bariatric surgery)

All Interests: Appendicitis, Hiatal Hernia, Laparoscopic Surgery, Abdominal Hernia, Colon Cancer, Weight Loss ... (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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