We found 10 providers matching weight loss surgery and who accept Blue Choice Silver PPO 003 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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Relevant Interests: , laparoscopic sleeve gastrectomy, gastric bypass surgery, sleeve gastrectomy, laparoscopic gastric bypass surgery, Roux-en-y gastric bypass, laparoscopic weight loss surgery, bariatric revision surgery, laparoscopic gastric banding, weight loss surgery (bariatric surgery)

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

2013 Procedure Details

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 62
  • Charge (avg.): $10,000 - $11,864
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $1,251 - $1,671
Dr. Antonio Altamirano Castaneda, MD
Specializes in General Surgery, Bariatric Surgery
1325 Pennsylvania Avenue; Suite 777
Fort Worth, TX
 

Dr. Antonio Castaneda is a general surgeon and bariatric surgeon. He attended the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School and then went on to complete his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston. Areas of expertise for Dr. Castaneda include adrenalectomy (adrenal surgery), tissue transfer, and heller myotomy. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, TRICARE, and more. Dr. Castaneda is conversant in Spanish. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Medical City Fort Worth and Texas Health Fort Worth. He welcomes new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , laparoscopic gastric bypass surgery, bariatric revision surgery

All Interests: Whipple Procedure, Hemorrhoidectomy, Colectomy, Burns, Kidney Transplant, Heller Myotomy, Mohs ... (Read more)

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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Relevant Interests: , gastric bypass surgery, sleeve gastrectomy, laparoscopic gastric bypass surgery, laparoscopic gastric banding

All 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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Relevant Interests: , gastric bypass surgery, sleeve gastrectomy, duodenal switch, laparoscopic gastric banding

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

Dr. Chad Joseph Carlton, MD
Specializes in General Surgery, Bariatric Surgery
1250 Eighth Avenue; Suite 200
Fort Worth, TX
 

Dr. Chad Carlton specializes in general surgery and bariatric surgery. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Carlton include sleeve gastrectomy, laparoscopic gastric bypass surgery, and roux-en-y gastric bypass. He accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Carlton studied medicine at the University of Texas Medical Branch School of Medicine. Dr. Carlton has received professional recognition including the following: Texas Rising Stars. He is professionally affiliated with Baylor Scott & White Health.

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Relevant Interests: , gastric bypass surgery, sleeve gastrectomy, laparoscopic gastric bypass surgery, Roux-en-y gastric bypass, laparoscopic weight loss surgery, laparoscopic gastric banding, weight loss surgery (bariatric surgery)

All Interests: Laparoscopic Gastric Banding, Sleeve Gastrectomy, Roux-En-y Gastric Bypass, Laparoscopic ... (Read more)

Dr. Douglas David Lorimer, MD
Specializes in General Surgery, Other
800 5th Avenue, The Ben Hogan Center; Suite 300
Fort Worth, TX
 

Dr. Douglas Lorimer, who practices in Fort Worth, TX, is a medical specialist in general surgery. His areas of expertise include gastrointestinal surgery, thyroid surgery, and parathyroid surgery. Patient reviews placed him at an average of 4.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Lorimer accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, United Healthcare Choice, and more. He is a graduate of the University of Texas Medical Branch School of Medicine and a graduate of St. Paul University Hospital, Dallas' residency program. Dr. Lorimer has received the following distinction: Texas Super Doctors. He is affiliated with Medical City Fort Worth, Texas Health Fort Worth, and Texas Health Southwest Fort Worth. Dr. Lorimer has an open panel.

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Relevant Interests: , weight loss surgery (bariatric surgery)

All Interests: Gastrointestinal Surgery, Cancer, Moles, Thyroid Surgery, Cysts, Parathyroid Surgery, Weight Loss ... (Read more)

Dr. Craig Alphonso Ferrara, DO
Specializes in General Surgery, Vascular Surgery
2501 Parkview Drive; Suite 560
Fort Worth, TX
 

Dr. Craig Ferrara practices general surgery and vascular surgery. His areas of expertise include the following: sleeve gastrectomy, laparoscopic gastric bypass surgery, and morbid obesity. He honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and more. Dr. Ferrara studied medicine at the University of North Texas Health Science Center, Texas College of Osteopathic Medicine. For his professional training, Dr. Ferrara completed a residency program at the University of North Texas Health Science Center. Dr. Ferrara is professionally affiliated with Baylor Scott & White Health and Texas Health Fort Worth.

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Relevant Interests: , sleeve gastrectomy, laparoscopic gastric bypass surgery, laparoscopic gastric banding, weight loss surgery (bariatric surgery)

All Interests: Laparoscopic Gastric Banding, Sleeve Gastrectomy, Weight Loss, Weight Management, Morbid Obesity, ... (Read more)

2013 Procedure Details

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 15
  • Charge (avg.): $1,093
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $876
Dr. Jane A Counts, PhD
Specializes in Psychology, Psychotherapy
800 5th Avenue; Suite 300
Fort Worth, TX
 

Dr. Jane Counts works as a psychologist and psychotherapist in Fort Worth, TX. These areas are among her clinical interests: obesity, sleep disorders, and depression. Patient ratings for Dr. Counts average 5.0 stars out of 5. She accepts United Healthcare Compass, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Choice, in addition to other insurance carriers. Her professional affiliations include Texas Health Fort Worth and USMD Medical Clinic of North Texas.

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Relevant Interests: , weight loss surgery (bariatric surgery)

All Interests: Depression, Sleep Disorders, Laparoscopic Surgery, Grief, Weight Loss Surgery, Obesity, Attention ... (Read more)

Dr. Long Ngoc Nguyen, MD
Specializes in General Surgery
800 8th Avenue; Suite 616
Fort Worth, TX
 

Dr. Long Nguyen is a general surgery specialist. His clinical interests encompass cancer surgery, laparoscopic surgery, and weight loss surgery (bariatric surgery). He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and United Healthcare Plans, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Nguyen is a graduate of Rush Medical College. Dr. Nguyen is affiliated with Medical City North Hills, Texas Health Arlington Memorial Hospital, and Medical City Alliance.

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Relevant Interests: , weight loss surgery (bariatric surgery)

All Interests: Cancer Surgery, Laparoscopic Surgery, Weight Loss Surgery, Robotic Surgery

900 Jerome Street; Suite 204
Fort Worth, TX
 

2013 Procedure Details

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 61
  • Charge (avg.): $10,000 - $12,000
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $165 - $230

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What is Weight Loss 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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