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Dr. Terry K Scarborough, MD
Specializes in General Surgery, Bariatric Surgery, Colon & Rectal Surgery
1200 Binz Street; 950
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Terry Scarborough practices general surgery, bariatric surgery, and colon & rectal surgery in Houston, TX. Dr. Scarborough obtained his medical school training at the University of New Mexico School of Medicine and Baylor College of Medicine and performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine. His areas of expertise include the following: sleeve gastrectomy, duodenal switch, and acid reflux (GERD). His patients gave him an average rating of 4.5 out of 5 stars. Dr. Scarborough is an in-network provider for 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. He speaks Spanish. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Memorial Hermann - Texas Medical Center (TMC) and Park Plaza Hospital.

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

All Interests: Laparoscopic Gastric Banding, Sclerotherapy, Sleeve Gastrectomy, Laparoscopic Anti-Reflux Surgery, ... (Read more)

Dr. Juliet Georgia Holder Haynes, MD
Specializes in General Surgery, Bariatric Surgery
2101 Crawford Street; Suite 304
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Juliet Holder-Haynes practices general surgery and bariatric surgery. Her average rating from her patients is 4.0 stars out of 5. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Holder-Haynes include gastric bypass surgery, sleeve gastrectomy, and nissen fundoplication. Dr. Holder-Haynes accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. After completing medical school at Wake Forest University School of Medicine, she performed her residency at a hospital affiliated with Texas A & M Health Science Center. She is affiliated with Texas Children's Hospital, 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 Management, Acid ... (Read more)

2013 Procedure Details

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

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

Dr. Erik Wilson works as a general surgeon and bariatric surgeon. Clinical interests for Dr. Wilson include colon cancer, laparoscopic colectomy, and duodenal switch. He is professionally affiliated with Memorial Hermann Southeast Hospital, Houston Methodist, and Memorial Hermann - Texas Medical Center (TMC). Dr. Wilson is a graduate of Baylor College of Medicine and a graduate of Scott and White Healthcare's residency program. Dr. Wilson takes Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Amerigroup Star, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, in addition to other insurance carriers. He has an open panel.

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

All Interests: Laparoscopic Gastric Banding, Laparoscopic Colectomy, Laparoscopic Anti-Reflux Surgery, ... (Read more)

Dr. Bibars Kamal Mirza, MD
Specializes in General Surgery, Bariatric Surgery
6565 Fannin Street
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Brian Mirza works as a general surgeon and bariatric surgeon. On average, patients gave him a rating of 5.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Mirza's clinical interests include panniculectomy (removal of excess skin), sleeve gastrectomy, and laparoscopic colectomy. He is professionally affiliated with Houston Methodist. He accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, Workers' Compensation, and more. Dr. Mirza welcomes new patients. He attended the University of Damascus Faculty of Medicine and then went on to complete 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. Todd D Wilson, MD
Specializes in General Surgery, Bariatric Surgery
6410 Fannin Street; 1400
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Todd Wilson is a general surgery and bariatric surgery specialist. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Wilson include weight management. Dr. Wilson is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry. His education and training includes medical school at the University of Texas Medical School at Houston and residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston. Dr. Wilson is affiliated with Memorial Hermann - Texas Medical Center (TMC), the University of Texas (UT) Physicians, and Memorial Hermann Memorial City Medical Center.

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Relevant Interests: , laparoscopic duodenal switch, bariatric revision surgery, laparoscopic gastric banding

All Interests: Laparoscopic Gastric Banding, Laparoscopic Anti-Reflux Surgery, Weight Management, Bariatric ... (Read more)

Dr. Brad E Snyder Sr., MD
Specializes in General Surgery, Bariatric Surgery
6431 Fannin Street; 4234
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Brad Snyder is a specialist in general surgery and bariatric surgery. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Snyder include weight management. He is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Amerigroup Star, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold. Dr. Snyder is a graduate of Louisiana State University School of Medicine in Shreveport. Dr. Snyder completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston and a hospital affiliated with Louisiana State University. He is professionally affiliated with Memorial Hermann - Texas Medical Center (TMC), Memorial Hermann Cypress Hospital, and the University of Texas (UT) Physicians.

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Relevant Interests: , laparoscopic duodenal switch, bariatric revision surgery, laparoscopic gastric banding

All Interests: Laparoscopic Gastric Banding, Laparoscopic Anti-Reflux Surgery, Weight Management, Bariatric ... (Read more)

2013 Procedure Details

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

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

Dr. Mary Brandt's medical specialty is pediatric surgery and general surgery. These areas are among her clinical interests: minimally invasive surgery, gastrostomy (G-tube insertion), and appendectomy. Dr. Brandt honors Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and more. Before completing her residency at a hospital affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine, Dr. Brandt attended medical school at Baylor College of Medicine. Dr. Brandt has received the distinction of Texas Super Doctors. She is affiliated with Texas Children's Hospital, Texas Medical Center (TMC), and St. Joseph Medical Center (Houston).

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Relevant Interests: , weight loss surgery (bariatric surgery)

All Interests: Gastrostomy, Appendectomy, Fistula, Splenectomy, Esophagus Problems, Surgical Procedures, Weight ... (Read more)

Dr. Edward Manuel Pina, MD
Specializes in General Surgery
2530 W. Holcombe Boulevard
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Edward Piña's medical specialty is general surgery. Dr. Piña is a graduate of the University of Texas Medical School at Houston. These areas are among his clinical interests: cancer surgery, thyroid problems, and tummy tuck (abdominoplasty). His patients gave him an average rating of 5.0 out of 5 stars. Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and United Healthcare Choice are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Piña takes. He is affiliated with Houston Methodist. He has an open panel.

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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. Kyle Wayne Stephens, MD
Specializes in General Surgery
6565 Fannin Street
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Kyle Stephens is a general surgeon. The average patient rating for Dr. Stephens is 5.0 stars out of 5. Areas of expertise for Dr. Stephens include laparoscopic colectomy, laparoscopic small bowel resection, and laparoscopic gallbladder removal. He is professionally affiliated with Houston Methodist. He is in-network for Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, United Healthcare Choice, and more. Dr. Stephens is open to new patients. His education and training includes medical school at Medical College of Wisconsin and residency at a hospital affiliated with The University of Toledo.

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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)

Dr. Sheilendra S Mehta, MD
Specializes in General Surgery
6431 Fannin Street; Msb 4.294
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Sheilendra Mehta is a general surgeon in Houston, TX, Bellaire, TX, and Sugar Land, TX. After attending the University of Texas Medical School at Houston for medical school, Dr. Mehta completed his residency training at Staten Island University Hospital. In his practice, Dr. Mehta focuses on weight management. He accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Amerigroup Star, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, in addition to other insurance carriers. His professional affiliations include Memorial Hermann Sugar Land Hospital, Memorial Hermann - Texas Medical Center (TMC), and the University of Texas (UT) Physicians.

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

All Interests: Laparoscopic Gastric Banding, Laparoscopic Anti-Reflux Surgery, Laparoscopic Gastric Bypass ... (Read more)

Dr. Lee Mathew Morris, MD
Specializes in General Surgery
6565 Fannin Street
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Lee Morris is a specialist in general surgery. He works in Houston, TX. His areas of expertise include the following: stomach surgery, esophageal surgery, and laparoscopic colectomy. He is professionally affiliated with Houston Methodist. Before performing his residency at Louisiana State University Health Sciences Center - New Orleans, Dr. Morris attended Medical College of Georgia for medical school. He is rated 5.0 stars out of 5 by his patients. He honors Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and United Healthcare Choice, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Morris welcomes 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)

Dr. Patrick Ray Reardon, MD
Specializes in General Surgery
6565 Fannin Street
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Patrick Reardon sees patients in Houston, TX. His medical specialty is general surgery. Dr. Reardon graduated from Baylor College of Medicine. His areas of expertise include the following: video-assisted thoracoscopic surgery (VATS), colon cancer, and esophageal surgery. His average patient rating is 5.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Reardon honors Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and United Healthcare Choice, as well as other insurance carriers. He has received the following distinction: Texas Super Doctors. He is affiliated with Houston Methodist Hospital. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment.

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Relevant Interests: , weight loss surgery (bariatric surgery)

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

Dr. Vadim Sherman, MD
Specializes in General Surgery
6550 Fannin Street, Smith Tower; 16th Floor
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Vadim Sherman is a general surgery specialist. Dr. Sherman's areas of expertise include the following: ulcers, esophageal surgery, and crohn's disease. His professional affiliations include Texas Children's Hospital and Houston Methodist. After completing medical school at The University of Western Ontario, Schulich School of Medicine & Dentistry, he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with McGill University. He is rated 5.0 stars out of 5 by his patients. Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and United Healthcare Choice are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Sherman honors. He has received the following distinction: Texas Rising Stars. He 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)

Dr. Todd A Worley, MD
Specializes in General Surgery
6565 Fannin Street
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Todd Worley is a general surgeon. His areas of expertise include obesity, gastrointestinal problems (digestive disorders), and minor surgery. He is affiliated with Houston Methodist. Dr. Worley obtained his medical school training at the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio, School of Medicine and performed his residency at Saint Joseph Hospital, Chicago. Patients rated Dr. Worley highly, giving him an average of 5.0 stars out of 5. Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and United Healthcare Choice are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Worley takes. He has received the following distinction: Texas Rising Stars. Dr. Worley is accepting 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, MD
Specializes in General Surgery, Vascular Surgery, Other, Cardiothoracic Surgery
1801 North Loop W; Suite 42
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Suryam Kodali is a specialist in general surgery, vascular surgery, and cardiothoracic surgery. His areas of expertise include weight loss surgery (bariatric surgery). Dr. Kodali is professionally affiliated with Memorial Hermann Greater Heights Hospital and Memorial Hermann Memorial City Medical Center. His residency was performed at The University Hospital, Newark and a hospital affiliated with the University of British Columbia. He accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, as well as other insurance carriers.

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Relevant Interests: , weight loss surgery (bariatric surgery)

All Interests: Weight Loss Surgery

Dr. Nabil Tariq, MD
Specializes in General Surgery, Critical Care
6565 Fannin Street
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Nabil Tariq's medical specialty is general surgery and critical care (intensive care medicine). These areas are among his clinical interests: stomach surgery, esophageal surgery, and laparoscopic small bowel resection. Dr. Tariq's average patient rating is 5.0 stars out of 5. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and United Healthcare Choice, in addition to other insurance carriers. He attended medical school at Aga Khan University Medical College. He is affiliated with Houston Methodist. New patients are welcome to contact Dr. Tariq's office for an appointment.

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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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