We found 9 bariatric surgeons who accept Aetna Silver EPO near Bellaire, TX.

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Dr. John Anthony Primomo, MD
Specializes in General Surgery, Bariatric Surgery
929 Gessner; Suite 106
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Tony Primomo's areas of specialization are general surgery and bariatric surgery. His average patient rating is 5.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Primomo's clinical interests encompass sclerotherapy. He takes several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Amerigroup Star, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold. He obtained his medical school training at the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio, School of Medicine and performed his residency at the University of Rochester Medical Center. Dr. Primomo has received the distinction of Texas Rising Stars. His professional affiliations include the University of Texas (UT) Physicians and Memorial Hermann Memorial City Medical Center.

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Clinical interests: Sclerotherapy

Dr. Garth P Davis, MD
Specializes in General Surgery, Bariatric Surgery
929 Gessner; Suite 106
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Garth Davis is a specialist in general surgery and bariatric surgery. He works in Houston, TX. Dr. Davis's patients gave him an average rating of 5.0 out of 5 stars. He is professionally affiliated with the University of Texas (UT) Physicians and Memorial Hermann Memorial City Medical Center. He accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Amerigroup Star, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, as well as other insurance carriers. He graduated from Baylor College of Medicine. His medical residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with the University of Michigan. Dr. Davis has received professional recognition including the following: Texas Super Doctors.

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Clinical interests: Laparoscopic Gastric Banding, Sleeve Gastrectomy, Gastric Bypass Surgery, Endocrine Surgery

Dr. Kulvinder Singh Bajwa, MD
Specializes in General Surgery, Bariatric Surgery
6700 West Loop S; Suite 500
Bellaire, TX
 

Dr. Kulvinder Bajwa works as a general surgeon and bariatric surgeon in Bellaire, TX and Sugar Land, TX. After attending the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio, School of Medicine, Dr. Bajwa completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with Temple University. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Bajwa include weight management. Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Amerigroup Star, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Bajwa takes. His professional affiliations include Memorial Hermann Southeast Hospital, Memorial Hermann Sugar Land Hospital, and Memorial Hermann - Texas Medical Center (TMC).

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Clinical interests: Laparoscopic Gastric Banding, Sleeve Gastrectomy, Hernia, Laparoscopic Gastric Bypass Surgery, ... (Read more)

Dr. Erik B Wilson, MD
Specializes in General Surgery, Bariatric Surgery
6700 West Loop S.; Suite 500
Bellaire, TX
 

Dr. Erik Wilson's specialties are general surgery and bariatric surgery. After completing medical school at Baylor College of Medicine, he performed his residency at Scott and White Healthcare. His areas of expertise include the following: colon cancer, laparoscopic colectomy, and duodenal switch. Dr. Wilson honors Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Amerigroup Star, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and more. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Memorial Hermann Southeast Hospital, Houston Methodist, and Memorial Hermann - Texas Medical Center (TMC). New patients are welcome to contact Dr. Wilson's office for an appointment.

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Clinical interests: Laparoscopic Gastric Banding, Laparoscopic Colectomy, Laparoscopic Anti-Reflux Surgery, ... (Read more)

Dr. Carlos A Ferrari, MD
Specializes in General Surgery, Bariatric Surgery
915 Gessner; Suite 375
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Carlos Ferrari is a specialist in general surgery and bariatric surgery. His areas of expertise include sleeve gastrectomy, duodenal switch, and laparoscopic gastric banding. He is affiliated with Memorial Hermann Memorial City Medical Center. Dr. Ferrari graduated from National University of Cordoba Faculty of Medical Sciences. For his residency, Dr. Ferrari trained at Jamaica Hospital Medical Center, Brookdale University Hospital and Medical Center, and Monmouth Medical Center. Dr. Ferrari is rated highly by his patients. He is in-network for Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Aetna Medicare, as well as other insurance carriers.

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Clinical interests: Laparoscopic Gastric Banding, Breast Surgery, Endoscopic Surgery, Sleeve Gastrectomy, Laser ... (Read more)

Dr. Todd D Wilson, MD
Specializes in General Surgery, Bariatric Surgery
6700 West Loop S.; Suite 500
Bellaire, TX
 

Dr. Todd Wilson works as a general surgeon and bariatric surgeon in Houston, TX and Bellaire, TX. In Dr. Wilson's practice, he is particularly interested in weight management. He is professionally affiliated with Memorial Hermann - Texas Medical Center (TMC), the University of Texas (UT) Physicians, and Memorial Hermann Memorial City Medical Center. He studied medicine at the University of Texas Medical School at Houston. His residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston. He is in-network for Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and more.

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Clinical interests: Laparoscopic Gastric Banding, Laparoscopic Anti-Reflux Surgery, Weight Management, Bariatric ... (Read more)

Dr. Brad E Snyder Sr., MD
Specializes in General Surgery, Bariatric Surgery
6700 West Loop S.; Suite 500
Bellaire, TX
 

Dr. Brad Snyder practices general surgery and bariatric surgery. Clinical interests for Dr. Snyder include weight management. He honors Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Amerigroup Star, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and more. After attending Louisiana State University School of Medicine in Shreveport for medical school, he completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston and a hospital affiliated with Louisiana State University. Dr. Snyder's hospital/clinic affiliations include Memorial Hermann - Texas Medical Center (TMC), Memorial Hermann Cypress Hospital, and the University of Texas (UT) Physicians.

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Clinical interests: Laparoscopic Gastric Banding, Laparoscopic Anti-Reflux Surgery, Weight Management, Bariatric ... (Read more)

Dr. Amanda Parker, MD
Specializes in General Surgery, Bariatric Surgery
6700 West Loop S; Suite 500
Bellaire, TX
 

Dr. Amanda Parker, who practices in Bellaire, TX and Houston, TX, is a medical specialist in general surgery and bariatric surgery. Dr. Parker's patients gave her an average rating of 5.0 out of 5 stars. Her areas of expertise include weight management. Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Parker accepts. She attended medical school at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School. Dr. Parker's residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences. She is affiliated with Park Plaza Hospital and the University of Texas (UT) Physicians.

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Clinical interests: Weight Management

Dr. Robert Davis, MD
Specializes in Bariatric Surgery
929-b Gessner; Suite 106
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Robert Davis sees patients in Houston, TX. His medical specialty is bariatric surgery. The average patient rating for Dr. Davis is 3.5 stars out of 5. Clinical interests for Dr. Davis include gastric bypass surgery and laparoscopic gastric banding. He accepts several insurance carriers, including Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze. He attended medical school at Baylor College of Medicine.

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Clinical interests: Laparoscopic Gastric Banding, 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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