We found 4 bariatric surgeons who accept HealthSmart POS near Fort Worth, TX.

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Dr. Michael Lewis Green Jr. M.D.
Specializes in General Surgery, Bariatric Surgery
average rating 3.41 stars (6 ratings)
1400 Eighth Avenue
Fort Worth, TX
 

Dr. Michael Green sees patients in Fort Worth, TX, Irving, TX, and Dallas, TX. His medical specialties are general surgery and bariatric surgery. Dr. Green's average rating from his patients is 3.5 stars out of 5. These areas are among his clinical interests: laparoscopic splenectomy, gastric (stomach) ulcer, and morbid obesity. He accepts several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and United Healthcare Plans. His education and training includes medical school at Indiana University School of Medicine and residency at OSF Saint Francis Medical Center, Peoria. Dr. Green speaks Spanish. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Medical City Fort Worth, HealthTexas Provider Network, and Texas Health Dallas. Dr. Green is open to new patients.

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Clinical interests: Laparoscopic Gastric Banding, Revision Surgery, Bowel Resection, Colectomy, Sleeve Gastrectomy, ... (Read more)

Dr. Suhail Sharif MD
Specializes in General Surgery, Bariatric Surgery, Surgical Oncology, Colon & Rectal Surgery
average rating 2.5 stars (1 rating)
909 9th Avenue; Suite 208
Fort Worth, TX
 

Dr. Suhail Sharif is a medical specialist in general surgery, bariatric surgery, and surgical oncology (cancer surgery). Dr. Sharif's clinical interests include esophageal cancer, pancreatic cancer, and colorectal cancer. He takes Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, in addition to other insurance carriers. He studied medicine at New York Medical College. He trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of Illinois for residency. He has received the distinction of Texas Rising Stars. Dr. Sharif (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Spanish and Hindi. He is professionally affiliated with Medical City Fort Worth, Texas Health Arlington Memorial Hospital, and Texas Health Fort Worth. Dr. Sharif is open to new patients.

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Clinical interests: Abdominal Cancer, Liver Cancer, Kidney Cancer, Sarcoma, Bile Duct Problems, Skin Cancer, Esophageal ... (Read more)

Dr. Adam B. Smith D.O.
Specializes in General Surgery, Bariatric Surgery, Other
average rating 4.6 stars (5 ratings)
1400 Eighth Avenue
Fort Worth, TX
 

Dr. Adam Smith specializes in general surgery and bariatric surgery. His patients gave him an average rating of 4.5 out of 5 stars. Dr. Smith's clinical interests include sleeve gastrectomy, laparoscopic gastric bypass surgery, and laparoscopic gastric banding. He honors Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE, as well as other insurance carriers. Before performing his residency at Osteopathic Medical Center of Texas and the University of North Texas Health Science Center, Dr. Smith attended Oklahoma State University Center for Health Sciences, College of Osteopathic Medicine for medical school. He has received the following distinction: Texas Super Doctors. Dr. Smith's professional affiliations include Medical City Fort Worth, Baylor Scott & White Health, and Texas Health Fort Worth. He welcomes new patients.

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

Jay Wayne Roberts D.O.
Specializes in Bariatric Surgery, Other
average rating 5 stars (3 ratings)
2501 Parkview Drive; Suite 560
Fort Worth, TX
 

Dr. Jay Roberts, who practices in Fort Worth, TX, is a medical specialist in bariatric surgery. Areas of expertise for Dr. Roberts include sleeve gastrectomy, duodenal switch, and umbilical hernia repair. He is rated highly by his patients. He takes Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, in addition to other insurance carriers. Before completing his residency at Plaza Medical Center of Fort Worth, Dr. Roberts attended medical school at Kansas City University of Medicine and Biosciences (KCUMB), College of Osteopathic Medicine. He is affiliated with Texas Health Azle, Texas Health Fort Worth, and Texas Health Plano. New patients are welcome to contact Dr. Roberts's office for an appointment.

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Clinical interests: Laparoscopic Gastric Banding, Sleeve Gastrectomy, Weight Loss, Duodenal Switch, Gastric Bypass ... (Read more)

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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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