We found 6 bariatric surgeons near Staten Island, NY.

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Dr. George S Ferzli, MD
Specializes in General Surgery, Bariatric Surgery, Other, Critical Care
65 Cromwell Avenue
Staten Island, NY
 

Dr. George Ferzli's specialties are general surgery, bariatric surgery, and critical care (intensive care medicine). He practices in Staten Island, NY and Brooklyn, NY. Dr. Ferzli (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Arabic and French. Dr. Ferzli's areas of expertise include the following: adrenalectomy (adrenal surgery), thyroid surgery, and hernia surgery. His professional affiliations include NYU Lutheran Associates and Staten Island University Hospital. Before completing his residency at Staten Island University Hospital, Dr. Ferzli attended medical school at Saint Joseph University of Beirut. Patient ratings for Dr. Ferzli average 5.0 stars out of 5. He is in-network for Coresource, Aetna EPO, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Ferzli has an open panel.

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Clinical interests: Fundoplication, Abdominal Surgery, Obesity, Gallbladder Removal Surgery, Thyroid Surgery, Breast ... (Read more)

Dr. Bradley Franklin Schwack, MD
Specializes in General Surgery, Bariatric Surgery
3453 Richmond Avenue
Staten Island, NY
 

Dr. Bradley Schwack is a medical specialist in general surgery and bariatric surgery. Patients gave him an average rating of 4.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Schwack's areas of expertise include the following: stomach problems, hernia surgery, and hernia. He is an in-network provider for Coresource, Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and more. After attending Tulane University School of Medicine, Dr. Schwack completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with New York University (NYU). He has received the distinction of New York Rising Stars. His hospital/clinic affiliations include VA NY Harbor Health Care System and NYU Langone.

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Clinical interests: Bypass Surgery, Gallstones, Fundoplication, Intestinal Problems, Gallbladder Problems, Abdominal ... (Read more)

Dr. Andrea S Bedrosian, MD
Specializes in Bariatric Surgery
3453 Richmond Avenue
Staten Island, NY
 

Dr. Andrea Bedrosian is a bariatric surgery specialist. Dr. Bedrosian's areas of expertise include the following: gastrectomy, ulcers, and laparoscopic gallbladder removal. Dr. Bedrosian honors Coresource, Aetna EPO, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Bedrosian attended New York University (NYU) School of Medicine and then went on to complete Dr. Bedrosian's residency at a hospital affiliated with New York University (NYU). Dr. Bedrosian is professionally affiliated with NYU Langone.

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Clinical interests: Bypass Surgery, Gallstones, Intestinal Problems, Gallbladder Problems, Abdominal Surgery, Ulcers, ... (Read more)

Dr. Christine J Ren-Fielding, MD
Specializes in General Surgery, Bariatric Surgery
3453 Richmond Avenue
Staten Island, NY
 

Dr. Christine Ren-Fielding, who practices in New York, NY, Pomona, NY, and Staten Island, NY, is a medical specialist in general surgery and bariatric surgery. Her clinical interests include obesity, fundoplication, and metabolism. Dr. Ren-Fielding's average rating from her patients is 3.5 stars out of 5. She honors several insurance carriers, including Coresource, Aetna EPO, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield. Dr. Ren-Fielding attended Tufts University School of Medicine and then went on to complete her residency at NYU Langone Medical Center. She is affiliated with NYU Langone.

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Clinical interests: Bypass Surgery, Endoscopic Surgery, Fundoplication, Surgical Procedures, Abdominal Surgery, ... (Read more)

Dr. Corneliu Theodur Vulpe, MD
Specializes in General Surgery, Bariatric Surgery, Other
65 Cromwell Avenue
Staten Island, NY
 

Dr. Corneliu Vulpe's medical specialty is general surgery and bariatric surgery. He is rated 5.0 stars out of 5 by his patients. He is in-network for Coresource, Aetna EPO, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Vulpe obtained his medical school training at Carol Davila University of Medicine and Pharmacy and performed his residency at Saint Vincent Catholic Medical Centers. Dr. Vulpe speaks Spanish. He is professionally affiliated with NYU Lutheran Associates and Staten Island University Hospital. He welcomes new patients.

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Dr. Rabih Antoine Nemr, MD
Specializes in General Surgery, Bariatric Surgery
430 Dongan Hills Avenue
Staten Island, NY
 

Dr. Rabih Nemr is a general surgery and bariatric surgery specialist in Brooklyn, NY and Staten Island, NY. Dr. Nemr accepts Coresource, Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and more. His residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with SUNY Downstate Medical Center. He is affiliated with NYU Lutheran Associates.

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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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