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

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Dr. Michael Lewis Green Jr., MD
Specializes in General Surgery, Bariatric Surgery
1400 Eighth Avenue
Fort Worth, TX
 

Dr. Michael Green practices general surgery and bariatric surgery in Fort Worth, TX, Irving, TX, and Dallas, TX. Patient reviews placed him at an average of 3.5 stars out of 5. His clinical interests include laparoscopic splenectomy, gastric (stomach) ulcer, and morbid obesity. Dr. Green's professional affiliations include Medical City Fort Worth, HealthTexas Provider Network, and Texas Health Dallas. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, United Healthcare Plans, and more. He is accepting new patients. Dr. Green graduated from Indiana University School of Medicine. He trained at OSF Saint Francis Medical Center, Peoria for residency. He is conversant in Spanish.

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

Dr. Suhail C Sharif, MD
Specializes in General Surgery, Bariatric Surgery, Surgical Oncology, Colon & Rectal Surgery
909 9th Avenue; Suite 208
Fort Worth, TX
 

Dr. Suhail Sharif specializes in general surgery, bariatric surgery, and surgical oncology (cancer surgery) and practices in Fort Worth, TX. Dr. Sharif's areas of expertise include breast surgery and robotic surgery. He takes Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, in addition to other insurance carriers. His training includes a residency program at a hospital affiliated with the University of Illinois. He has received the following distinction: Texas Rising Stars. Dr. Sharif (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Spanish and Hindi. Dr. Sharif is affiliated with Medical City Fort Worth, Texas Health Arlington Memorial Hospital, and Texas Health Fort Worth. Dr. Sharif welcomes new patients.

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Clinical interests: Breast Surgery, Robotic Surgery

Dr. Adam B Smith, MD, DO
Specializes in General Surgery, Bariatric Surgery, Other
1400 Eighth Avenue
Fort Worth, TX
 

Dr. Adam Smith specializes in general surgery and bariatric surgery. These areas are among his clinical interests: sleeve gastrectomy, laparoscopic gastric bypass surgery, and laparoscopic gastric banding. His professional affiliations include Baylor Scott & White Health and Texas Health Fort Worth. Dr. Smith's education and training includes medical school at Oklahoma State University Center for Health Sciences, College of Osteopathic Medicine and residency at Osteopathic Medical Center of Texas and the University of North Texas Health Science Center. Dr. Smith is rated highly by his patients. He takes Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and more. He has received the following distinction: Texas Super Doctors. His practice is open to new patients.

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

Dr. Jay Wayne Roberts, DO
Specializes in Bariatric Surgery, Other
2501 Parkview Drive; Suite 560
Fort Worth, TX
 

Dr. Jay Roberts is a Fort Worth, TX physician who specializes in bariatric surgery. His areas of expertise include sleeve gastrectomy, duodenal switch, and umbilical hernia repair. His professional affiliations include Texas Health Azle, Texas Health Fort Worth, and Texas Health Plano. Dr. Roberts takes several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold. New patients are welcome to contact Dr. Roberts's office for an appointment. He attended medical school at Kansas City University of Medicine and Biosciences (KCUMB), College of Osteopathic Medicine. He trained at Plaza Medical Center of Fort Worth for residency.

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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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