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
Average rating 5.0 stars out of 5 (5 ratings)
929 Gessner; Suite 106
Houston, TX

Dr. Tony Primomo's areas of specialization are general surgery and bariatric surgery. Patients gave Dr. Primomo an average rating of 5.0 stars out of 5. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Primomo include sculptra aesthetic and sclerotherapy. He is affiliated with UT Physicians and Memorial Hermann Memorial City Medical Center. He accepts several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Amerigroup Star, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold. Dr. Primomo attended the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio, School of Medicine and subsequently trained at the University of Rochester Medical Center for residency. He has received the following distinction: Texas Rising Stars.

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Clinical interests: Sclerotherapy, Sculptra Aesthetic

Erik B Wilson MD
Specializes in General Surgery, Bariatric Surgery
Average rating 5.0 stars out of 5 (1 rating)
6410 Fannin Street; Suite 1400
Houston, TX

Dr. Erik Wilson is a general surgery and bariatric surgery specialist. His areas of expertise include the following: colon cancer, laparoscopic colectomy, and duodenal switch. Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Amerigroup Star, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Wilson accepts. Before performing his residency at Scott and White Healthcare, Dr. Wilson attended Baylor College of Medicine for medical school. His professional affiliations include Memorial Hermann Southeast Hospital, Houston Methodist, and Memorial Hermann - Texas Medical Center (TMC). He is accepting new patients.

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Clinical interests: Laparoscopic Colectomy, Gastrointestinal Problems, Colon Cancer, Laparoscopic Small Bowel Resection, ... (Read more)

Dr Garth P Davis MD
Specializes in General Surgery, Bariatric Surgery
Average rating 5.0 stars out of 5 (7 ratings)
929 Gessner; Suite 106
Houston, TX

Dr. Garth Davis is a medical specialist in general surgery and bariatric surgery. The average patient rating for Dr. Davis is 5.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Davis accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Amerigroup Star, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, in addition to other insurance carriers. He is a graduate of Baylor College of Medicine. For his residency, Dr. Davis trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of Michigan. He has received the distinction of Texas Super Doctors. Dr. Davis is professionally affiliated with UT Physicians and Memorial Hermann Memorial City Medical Center.

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Dr Amanda Parker MD
Specializes in General Surgery, Bariatric Surgery
Average rating 3.4 stars out of 5 (5 ratings)
6700 West Loop S; Suite 500
Bellaire, TX

Dr. Amanda Parker practices general surgery and bariatric surgery in Bellaire, TX and Houston, TX. She is a graduate of the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School. For her residency, Dr. Parker trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences. In her practice, she is particularly interested in weight management. She is rated 3.5 stars out of 5 by her patients. Dr. Parker honors Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, in addition to other insurance carriers. She has received professional recognition including the following: Texas Rising Stars. Her hospital/clinic affiliations include Park Plaza Hospital and UT Physicians.

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Clinical interests: Weight Management

Dr Kulvinder Singh Bajwa MD
Specializes in General Surgery, Bariatric Surgery
Average rating 4.5 stars out of 5 (1 rating)
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. He graduated from the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio, School of Medicine and then he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with Temple University. Clinical interests for Dr. Bajwa include weight management. Dr. Bajwa takes Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Amerigroup Star, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, in addition to other insurance carriers. He is affiliated with Memorial Hermann Southeast Hospital, Memorial Hermann Sugar Land Hospital, and Memorial Hermann - Texas Medical Center (TMC).

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Clinical interests: Weight Management

Dr Carlos A Ferrari
Specializes in General Surgery, Bariatric Surgery
Average rating 4.73 stars out of 5 (30 ratings)
915 Gessner; Suite 375
Houston, TX

Dr. Carlos Ferrari is a specialist in general surgery and bariatric surgery. He has indicated that his clinical interests include sleeve gastrectomy, duodenal switch, and laparoscopic gastric banding. Dr. Ferrari is professionally affiliated with Memorial Hermann Memorial City Medical Center. He graduated from National University of Cordoba Faculty of Medical Sciences and then he performed his residency at Jamaica Hospital Medical Center, Brookdale University Hospital and Medical Center, and Monmouth Medical Center. Dr. Ferrari has received a 4.5 out of 5 star rating by his patients. He takes Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Aetna Medicare, as well as other insurance carriers.

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Clinical interests: Laparoscopic Gastric Banding, Sleeve Gastrectomy, Duodenal Switch, Gastric Bypass Surgery

Todd Wilson MD
Specializes in General Surgery, Bariatric Surgery
6410 Fannin Street; 1400
Houston, TX

Dr. Todd Wilson sees patients in Houston, TX and Bellaire, TX. His medical specialties are general surgery and bariatric surgery. Dr. Wilson's clinical interests include weight management. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Memorial Hermann Southeast Hospital, Memorial Hermann - Texas Medical Center (TMC), and UT Physicians. He takes several insurance carriers, including Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry. He graduated from the University of Texas Medical School at Houston. Dr. Wilson's medical residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston.

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Clinical interests: Weight Management

Dr Guillermo P Ponce De Leon MD
Specializes in General Surgery, Bariatric Surgery
Average rating 4.33 stars out of 5 (14 ratings)
7737 Southwest Freeway; Suite 100
Houston, TX

Dr. Guillermo Ponce De Leon works as a general surgeon and bariatric surgeon in Houston, TX and Sugar Land, TX. On average, patients gave him a rating of 4.5 stars out of 5. Areas of expertise for Dr. Ponce De Leon include thyroid problems, colon cancer, and laparoscopic colectomy. He is professionally affiliated with Memorial Hermann Southwest Hospital, Memorial Hermann Sugar Land Hospital, and Houston Methodist. Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Amerigroup Star, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Ponce De Leon honors. New patients are welcome to contact Dr. Ponce De Leon's office for an appointment. He graduated from the University of Texas Medical School at Houston.

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Clinical interests: Breast Biopsy, Laparoscopic Colectomy, Gallstones, Colon Cancer, Laparoscopic Small Bowel Resection, ... (Read more)

Dr Brad E Snyder MD
Specializes in General Surgery, Bariatric Surgery
Average rating 4.5 stars out of 5 (2 ratings)
6431 Fannin Street; 4234
Houston, TX

Dr. Brad Snyder practices general surgery and bariatric surgery in Houston, TX, Bellaire, TX, and Katy, TX. In Dr. Snyder's practice, he is particularly interested in weight management. His professional affiliations include Memorial Hermann - Texas Medical Center (TMC), UT Physicians, and Memorial Hermann Cypress Hospital. His education and training includes medical school at Louisiana State University School of Medicine in Shreveport and residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston and a hospital affiliated with Louisiana State University. He is in-network for Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Amerigroup Star, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, as well as other insurance carriers.

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Clinical interests: Weight Management

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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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