We found 8 providers matching weight loss surgery and who accept Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze PPO near Grapevine, TX.

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Dr. Sina Matin, MD
Specializes in General Surgery, Bariatric Surgery
1056 Texan Trail
Grapevine, TX
 

Dr. Sina Matin, who practices in Grapevine, TX, Fort Worth, TX, and Irving, TX, is a medical specialist in general surgery and bariatric surgery. Before performing his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston, Dr. Matin attended Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU) School of Medicine and MCP Hahnemann School of Medicine. These areas are among his clinical interests: artefill, gastric bypass surgery, and panniculectomy (removal of excess skin). The average patient rating for Dr. Matin is 5.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Matin takes several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold. He has received professional recognition including the following: Texas Super Doctors; Golden Scalpel award for best teaching resident University of Texas Medical Branch Galveston; and Resident of the Year by the Student Surgical Society University of Texas Medical Branch Galveston. In addition to English, Dr. Matin (or staff) speaks Italian and Persian. He is professionally affiliated with Baylor Scott & White Health, Texas Health Hurst-Euless-Bedford (HEB), and Texas Health Southlake. Dr. Matin is accepting new patients.

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

All Interests: Laparoscopic Gastric Banding, Sleeve Gastrectomy, Radiesse, ArteFill, Gastric Bypass Surgery, ... (Read more)

Dr. Manuel Eduardo Castro Arreola, PhD, MD
Specializes in General Surgery, Bariatric Surgery, Critical Care
5204 Colleyville Boulevard
Colleyville, TX
 

Dr. Manuel Castro-Arreola sees patients in Dallas, TX, Plano, TX, and Colleyville, TX. His medical specialties are general surgery and critical care (intensive care medicine). Dr. Castro-Arreola has a 5.0 out of 5 star average patient rating. In his practice, Dr. Castro-Arreola focuses on gastric bypass surgery and laparoscopic gastric banding. He is affiliated with Baylor Scott & White Health. Dr. Castro-Arreola takes United Healthcare Compass, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Choice, in addition to other insurance carriers. He is a graduate of Autonomous University of Chihuahua Faculty of Medicine. His medical residency was performed at St. Joseph Mercy Oakland.

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Relevant Interests: , gastric bypass surgery, laparoscopic gastric banding

All Interests: Laparoscopic Gastric Banding, Gastric Bypass Surgery

2013 Procedure Details

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 52
  • Charge (avg.): $13,200
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $1,102 - $1,696
Dr. Julio Robert Rivera, MD
Specializes in General Surgery, Bariatric Surgery
1056 Texan Trail
Grapevine, TX
 

Dr. Julio Rivera works as a general surgeon and bariatric surgeon. He is rated 5.0 stars out of 5 by his patients. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Rivera include weight loss surgery (bariatric surgery). Dr. Rivera is in-network for Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, as well as other insurance carriers. Before completing his residency at the University of Kansas Medical Center, Dr. Rivera attended medical school at Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center, Paul L. Foster School of Medicine. He is conversant in Spanish. His professional affiliations include Baylor Scott & White Health, Texas Health Hurst-Euless-Bedford (HEB), and Texas Health Southlake. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment.

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Relevant Interests: , weight loss surgery (bariatric surgery)

All Interests: Weight Loss Surgery

Dr. Philip Harold Swanson, MD
Specializes in General Surgery, Bariatric Surgery
1650 W College Street
Grapevine, TX
 

Dr. Philip Swanson practices general surgery and bariatric surgery in Southlake, TX and Grapevine, TX. Dr. Swanson graduated from the University of Minnesota Medical School and then he performed his residency at Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center. His areas of expertise include the following: open hernia repair, inguinal hernia repair, and morbid obesity. He is rated 3.5 stars out of 5 by his patients. Dr. Swanson is in-network for Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and United Healthcare Plans, as well as other insurance carriers. He speaks Spanish. He is professionally affiliated with Baylor Scott & White Health, Texas Health Southlake, and Medical City Las Colinas.

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Relevant Interests: , laparoscopic sleeve gastrectomy, sleeve gastrectomy, 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, Laparoscopic Abdominal Surgery, Bowel Resection, Sleeve Gastrectomy, ... (Read more)

Specializes in General Surgery, Bariatric Surgery
1422 Main Street; Suite 213
Southlake, TX
 

Dr. Charlotte Hodges' medical specialty is general surgery and bariatric surgery. Dr. Hodges's areas of expertise include inguinal hernia, inguinal hernia repair, and upper gastrointestinal (GI) series. Her professional affiliations include Baylor Scott & White Health and Texas Health Dallas. She accepts Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, in addition to other insurance carriers. Before performing her residency at Baylor University Medical Center, Dr. Hodges attended Texas A & M Health Science Center College of Medicine for medical school.

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

All Interests: Inguinal Hernia, Sleeve Gastrectomy, Incisional Hernia, Roux-En-y Gastric Bypass, Hernia Surgery, ... (Read more)

Dr. Mustafa Hussamuddin Alibhai, MD
Specializes in General Surgery, Bariatric Surgery
1056 Texan Trail
Grapevine, TX
 

Dr. Mustafa Alibhai's medical specialty is general surgery and bariatric surgery. He has indicated that his clinical interests include anti-reflux surgery, hernia surgery, and endoscopic 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. Dr. Alibhai studied medicine at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School. Dr. Alibhai's professional affiliations include Baylor Scott & White Health, Texas Health Southlake, and Medical City Las Colinas. He has an open panel.

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Relevant Interests: , weight loss surgery (bariatric surgery)

All Interests: Endoscopic Surgery, Anti-Reflux Surgery, Hernia Surgery, Weight Loss Surgery, Minimally Invasive ... (Read more)

Dr. Bridget Katherine Holden, MD
Specializes in Bariatric Surgery
5204 Colleyville Boulevard
Colleyville, TX
 

Dr. Bridget Holden works as a bariatric surgeon. Patient ratings for Dr. Holden average 5.0 stars out of 5. Areas of expertise for Dr. Holden include esophagogastroduodenoscopy (EGD), sleeve gastrectomy, and laparoscopic gastric bypass surgery. She is in-network for Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and more. Dr. Holden is a graduate of the University of Texas Medical Branch School of Medicine. For her professional training, Dr. Holden completed a residency program at Baylor University Medical Center. She is affiliated with Baylor Scott & White Health.

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

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

Dr. Hien Ngoc Le, MD
Specializes in Bariatric Surgery
5204 Colleyville Boulevard
Colleyville, TX
 

Dr. Hien Le is a surgeon. Dr. Le has a special interest in gastric bypass surgery and laparoscopic gastric banding. She accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, in addition to other insurance carriers. For her residency, Dr. Le trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of Tennessee.

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Relevant Interests: , gastric bypass surgery, laparoscopic gastric banding

All Interests: Laparoscopic Gastric Banding, Gastric Bypass Surgery, Weight Loss

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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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