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Weight Loss Surgery Tahlequah OK

Local resource for evaluating weight loss surgery in Tahlequah. Includes detailed information on local businesses that provide access to bariatric surgeons, lap band surgery, weight loss surgery, bariatric surgery and gastric bypass surgery, as well as advice on weight loss, diet and exercise, nutrition programs and portion control.

Jackie Larence Finney, MD
(918) 457-4582
19292 E Wilderness Rd
Cookson, OK
Specialties
Plastic Surgery
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Ok Coll Of Med, Oklahoma City Ok 73190
Graduation Year: 1968

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Advanced Body Sculpture of Ok
(918) 431-9982
105 Mimosa Ln
Tahlequah, OK
 
Robin C. Hardiman
(918) 294-0018
8803 S. 101st E Avenue
Tulsa, OK
Specialties
Cosmetic Surgery
Insurance
Medicare Accepted: No
Workmens Comp Accepted: No
Accepts Uninsured Patients: No
Emergency Care: No


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Herbert Melvin Kravitz, MD
(405) 721-4466
PO Box 720511
Oklahoma City, OK
Specialties
Plastic Surgery
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: New York Med Coll, Valhalla Ny 10595
Graduation Year: 1955
Hospital
Hospital: Integris Baptist Med Ctr, Oklahoma City, Ok

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Erik J Nuveen, MD
(405) 842-6677
2100 NW 63rd St
Oklahoma City, OK
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Case Western Reserve Univ Sch Of Med, Cleveland Oh 44106
Graduation Year: 2001

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Tahlequah Ear Nose & Throat
(918) 453-1234
1203 E Ross Byp Ste A
Tahlequah, OK
 
Way Childers, Tracey DO - Tahlequah Ear Nose & Throat
(918) 453-1234
1203 E Ross Byp # A
Tahlequah, OK
 
Erik Jon Nuveen
(405) 842-6677
2100 Nw 63rd St
Oklahoma City, OK
Specialty
Plastic Surgery / Reconstructive Surgery

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James B Lowe
(405) 749-4227
4200 W Memorial Rd
Oklahoma City, OK
Specialty
Plastic Surgery / Reconstructive Surgery

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John Montford Clark, MD
(918) 481-2900
9403 S 129th East Ave
Broken Arrow, OK
Specialties
Plastic Surgery
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Tx Med Branch Galveston, Galveston Tx 77550
Graduation Year: 1962

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Bariatric Surgery

Gastric bypass surgery has been gaining popularity over the past several years, and may be available to you as a tool for weight loss. The American Society for Bariatric Surgery and the National Institutes of Health estimate that in 2005, 170,000 Americans underwent this operation. This is up significantly from 63,000 in 2002. Undoubtedly, the popularity of this surgery was fed by the publicity surrounding TV weatherman Al Roker’s and singer Carnie Wilson’s participation. Their results were dramatic.

However, this is really a last resort measure. Gastric bypass surgery is major surgery and, as such, has all the risks associated with any other invasive procedure. It should not be considered unless other less invasive means of weight loss have been given your full effort but still not helped you achieve a stable reduction in your weight. The Roux-en-Y is the most commonly performed gastric bypass operation. The procedure involves two steps: (1) Sectioning off a small segment of your stomach so that you can only take in small amounts of food, and (2) Cutting and reattaching a portion of your small intestine to this new small stomach, thereby reducing the amount of nutrients and calories you absorb from the food that you do eat.

To qualify for this procedure, potential patients must meet criteria set by the National Institutes of Health. For example, a person must have a minimum BMI of 40, or a BMI of 35 with associated co-morbidities. In addition, prospective patients are required to have tried other weight loss methods or treatments already.

Although you must discuss this with your doctor, and ultimately your surgeon, to know whether you qualify for the surgery, here are the general guidelines...

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