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Terry K. Scarborough M.D.
Specializes in General Surgery, Bariatric Surgery, Colon & Rectal Surgery
average rating 4.37 stars (11 ratings)
1200 Binz Street; 950
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Terry Scarborough sees patients in Houston, TX. His medical specialties are general surgery, bariatric surgery, and colon & rectal surgery. His areas of expertise include the following: sleeve gastrectomy, duodenal switch, and acid reflux (GERD). Patients gave Dr. Scarborough an average rating of 4.5 stars out of 5. He accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Scarborough is a graduate of the University of New Mexico School of Medicine and Baylor College of Medicine. For his professional training, Dr. Scarborough completed a residency program at a hospital affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine. He has received the following distinction: Texas Super Doctors. He is conversant in Spanish. Dr. Scarborough is professionally affiliated with Memorial Hermann - Texas Medical Center (TMC) and Park Plaza Hospital.

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

All Interests: Laparoscopic Gastric Banding, Sclerotherapy, Sleeve Gastrectomy, Surgical Procedures, Gastric ... (Read more)

Juliet Georgia Holder-Haynes MD
Specializes in General Surgery, Bariatric Surgery
average rating 4.12 stars (4 ratings)
2101 Crawford Street; Suite 304
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Juliet Holder-Haynes works as a general surgeon and bariatric surgeon in Houston, TX. After attending Wake Forest University School of Medicine, she completed her residency training at a hospital affiliated with Texas A & M Health Science Center. Her areas of clinical interest consist of gastric bypass surgery, sleeve gastrectomy, and nissen fundoplication. Dr. Holder-Haynes is rated highly by her patients. Dr. Holder-Haynes takes several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO. Her hospital/clinic affiliations include Texas Children's Hospital (TCH), Baylor Clinic, and Park Plaza Hospital.

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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, Nissen Fundoplication, Weight Loss Surgery, ... (Read more)

2013 Procedure Details

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 12
  • Charge (avg.): $6,746
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $1,226
Erik B. Wilson M.D.
Specializes in General Surgery, Bariatric Surgery
average rating 5 stars (1 rating)
6410 Fannin Street; Suite 1400
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Erik Wilson's areas of specialization are general surgery and bariatric surgery. He attended Baylor College of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at Scott and White Healthcare. Areas of expertise for Dr. Wilson include colon cancer, laparoscopic colectomy, and duodenal switch. Dr. Wilson honors Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Amerigroup Star, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and more. He is affiliated with Memorial Hermann Southeast Hospital, Houston Methodist, and Memorial Hermann - Texas Medical Center (TMC). He is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , gastric bypass surgery, duodenal switch, weight loss surgery (bariatric surgery)

All Interests: Laparoscopic Colectomy, Gastrointestinal Problems, Colon Cancer, Laparoscopic Small Bowel ... (Read more)

Brian Mirza MD
Specializes in General Surgery, Bariatric Surgery
average rating 5 stars (4 ratings)
6565 Fannin Street
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Brian Mirza's areas of specialization are general surgery and bariatric surgery; he sees patients in Houston, TX. Patient reviews placed Dr. Mirza at an average of 5.0 stars out of 5. These areas are among his clinical interests: panniculectomy (removal of excess skin), sleeve gastrectomy, and laparoscopic colectomy. He is affiliated with Houston Methodist. He accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Workers' Compensation, as well as other insurance carriers. He has an open panel. Dr. Mirza graduated from the University of Damascus Faculty of Medicine and then he performed his residency at St. Elizabeth Medical Center, Youngstown.

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

All Interests: Sleep Problems, Laparoscopic Gastric Banding, Sclerotherapy, Sleeve Gastrectomy, Laparoscopic ... (Read more)

Dr. Brad E. Snyder M.D.
Specializes in General Surgery, Bariatric Surgery
average rating 4.5 stars (2 ratings)
6431 Fannin Street; 4234
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Brad Snyder works as a general surgeon and bariatric surgeon. He is especially interested in weight management. He takes Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Amerigroup Star, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and more. Dr. Snyder is a graduate of Louisiana State University School of Medicine in Shreveport. He trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston and a hospital affiliated with Louisiana State University for residency. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Memorial Hermann - Texas Medical Center (TMC), UT Physicians, and Memorial Hermann Cypress Hospital.

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Clinical Interests: Weight Management

2013 Procedure Details

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 12
  • Charge (avg.): $9,500
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $1,733
Mary Brandt MD
Specializes in Pediatric Surgery, General Surgery
3023 Kirby Drive; Suite 201
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Mary Brandt's areas of specialization are pediatric surgery and general surgery. She attended medical school at Baylor College of Medicine. Dr. Brandt's residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine. These areas are among her clinical interests: minimally invasive surgery, gastrostomy (G-tube insertion), and appendectomy. She is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold. She has received the following distinction: Texas Super Doctors. Dr. Brandt's hospital/clinic affiliations include Texas Children's Hospital (TCH) and Texas Medical Center (TMC).

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Relevant Interests: , weight loss surgery (bariatric surgery)

All Interests: Gastrostomy, Appendectomy, Splenectomy, Surgical Procedures, Weight Loss Surgery, Minimally ... (Read more)

Edward Manuel Piña M.D.
Specializes in General Surgery
average rating 4.93 stars (31 ratings)
2530 W. Holcombe Boulevard
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Edward Pina is a general surgery specialist in Baytown, TX and Houston, TX. The average patient rating for Dr. Pina is 5.0 stars out of 5. Clinical interests for Dr. Pina include cancer surgery, thyroid problems, and tummy tuck (abdominoplasty). He is affiliated with Houston Methodist. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and United Healthcare Choice, as well as other insurance carriers. New patients are welcome to contact Dr. Pina's office for an appointment. He is a graduate of the University of Texas Medical School at Houston.

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Relevant Interests: , weight loss surgery (bariatric surgery)

All Interests: Lung Biopsy, Breast Biopsy, Laparoscopic Colectomy, Cosmetic Surgery, Gallstones, Flexible ... (Read more)

Dr. Lee Mathew Morris M.D.
Specializes in General Surgery
average rating 4.79 stars (105 ratings)
6565 Fannin Street
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Lee Morris' specialty is general surgery. Areas of expertise for Dr. Morris include stomach surgery, esophageal surgery, and laparoscopic colectomy. He is rated highly by his patients. He is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and United Healthcare Choice. He attended Medical College of Georgia for medical school and subsequently trained at Louisiana State University Health Sciences Center - New Orleans for residency. Dr. Morris has received the distinction of Texas Rising Stars. He is affiliated with Houston Methodist Hospital. He is accepting new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , weight loss surgery (bariatric surgery)

All Interests: Laparoscopic Colectomy, Gallstones, Laparoscopic Small Bowel Resection, Esophageal Surgery, Stomach ... (Read more)

Patrick Ray Reardon MD
Specializes in General Surgery
average rating 4.78 stars (121 ratings)
6565 Fannin Street
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Patrick Reardon, who practices in Houston, TX, is a medical specialist in general surgery. These areas are among his clinical interests: video-assisted thoracoscopic surgery (VATS), colon cancer, and esophageal surgery. Dr. Reardon's average patient rating is 5.0 stars out of 5. He accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and United Healthcare Choice, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Reardon graduated from Baylor College of Medicine and then he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine. He has received the distinction of Texas Super Doctors. He is affiliated with Houston Methodist Hospital. His practice is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , weight loss surgery (bariatric surgery)

All Interests: Laparoscopic Colectomy, Colon Cancer, Crohn's Disease, Obesity, Laparoscopic Small Bowel Resection, ... (Read more)

Dr. Kyle Wayne Stephens MD
Specializes in General Surgery
average rating 4.86 stars (92 ratings)
6565 Fannin Street
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Kyle Stephens is a specialist in general surgery. He works in Houston, TX, Nassau Bay, TX, and Texas City, TX. Areas of expertise for Dr. Stephens include laparoscopic colectomy, laparoscopic small bowel resection, and laparoscopic gallbladder removal. Patient reviews placed him at an average of 5.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Stephens takes several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and United Healthcare Choice. He graduated from Medical College of Wisconsin. Dr. Stephens trained at a hospital affiliated with The University of Toledo for residency. He is affiliated with Houston Methodist. He is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , weight loss surgery (bariatric surgery)

All Interests: Laparoscopic Colectomy, Gallstones, Laparoscopic Small Bowel Resection, Endoscopy, Skin Lesions, ... (Read more)

Vadim Sherman M.D.
Specializes in General Surgery
average rating 4.82 stars (247 ratings)
6550 Fannin Street; Smith Tower, 16th Floor
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Vadim Sherman is a medical specialist in general surgery. He studied medicine at The University of Western Ontario, Schulich School of Medicine & Dentistry. For his professional training, Dr. Sherman completed a residency program at a hospital affiliated with McGill University. Areas of expertise for Dr. Sherman include ulcers, esophageal surgery, and crohn's disease. He is rated highly by his patients. He is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and United Healthcare Choice. Dr. Sherman has received the distinction of Texas Rising Stars. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Texas Children's Hospital (TCH) and Houston Methodist. Dr. Sherman is accepting new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , weight loss surgery (bariatric surgery)

All Interests: Laparoscopic Colectomy, Gallstones, Flexible Sigmoidoscopy, Gastrointestinal Problems, Crohn's ... (Read more)

Todd A. Worley M.D.
Specializes in General Surgery
average rating 4.94 stars (205 ratings)
6565 Fannin Street
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Todd Worley's area of specialization is general surgery. These areas are among Dr. Worley's clinical interests: obesity, gastrointestinal problems (digestive disorders), and minor surgery. He is professionally affiliated with Houston Methodist. He is a graduate of the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio, School of Medicine. He trained at Saint Joseph Hospital, Chicago for his residency. Patients gave Dr. Worley an average rating of 5.0 stars out of 5. He is in-network for Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and United Healthcare Choice, as well as other insurance carriers. He has received the distinction of Texas Rising Stars. Dr. Worley welcomes new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , weight loss surgery (bariatric surgery)

All Interests: Gastrointestinal Problems, Minor Surgery, Obesity, Esophageal Surgery, Endoscopy, Laparoscopic ... (Read more)

Dr. Suryam Kodali
Specializes in General Surgery, Vascular Surgery, Other, Cardiothoracic Surgery
1801 North Loop W; Suite 42
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Suryam Kodali sees patients in Houston, TX and Sugar Land, TX. His medical specialties are general surgery, vascular surgery, and cardiothoracic surgery. He has a special interest in weight loss surgery (bariatric surgery). Dr. Kodali takes several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO. For his professional training, Dr. Kodali completed residency programs at The University Hospital, Newark and a hospital affiliated with the University of British Columbia. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Memorial Hermann Greater Heights Hospital and Memorial Hermann Memorial City Medical Center.

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Relevant Interests: , weight loss surgery (bariatric surgery)

All Interests: Weight Loss Surgery

Nabil Tariq M.D.
Specializes in General Surgery, Critical Care
average rating 4.82 stars (119 ratings)
6550 Fannin Street; Suite 1661, Smith Tower
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Nabil Tariq's specialties are general surgery and critical care (intensive care medicine). He practices in Houston, TX and Sugar Land, TX. Dr. Tariq's areas of expertise include stomach surgery, esophageal surgery, and laparoscopic small bowel resection. His average patient rating is 5.0 stars out of 5. He honors Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, United Healthcare Choice, and more. Dr. Tariq attended Aga Khan University Medical College for medical school and subsequently trained at Beaumont Hospitals for residency. He is professionally affiliated with Houston Methodist. He is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , weight loss surgery (bariatric surgery)

All Interests: Gallstones, Laparoscopic Small Bowel Resection, Esophageal Surgery, Endoscopy, Stomach Surgery, ... (Read more)

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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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