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About Dr. Michael D Lara
Dr. Michael D Lara, MD is a Doctor primarily located in El Paso, TX. He has 20 years of experience. His specialties include Surgery and Bariatric Medicine. Dr. Lara is affiliated with The Hospitals Of Providence Sierra Campus, Las Palmas Medical Center and Hospitals Of Providence Memorial Campus. Dr. Lara has received 1 award. He speaks English.
Dr. Michael D Lara has the following 2 specialties
- Bariatric Medicine
Bariatric medicine focuses on the causes, prevention and treatment of obesity. Bariatric specialists are trained in medically supervised weight loss and the management of obesity as a chronic condition. These specialists are skilled in various disciplines that help patients lose weight and obtain optimal health.
The field encompasses dieting, exercise and behavioral therapy, anti-obesity medication, pharmacotherapy and surgery. Bariatric specialists might be from surgical backgrounds and perform obesity-related operations or they might be nutrition and hormone focused, prescribing diet and exercise plans as well as weight loss medications.
Patients defined as obese or having unhealthy Body Mass Indices (BMI) have much greater risk of heart disease, diabetes, asthma, sleep apnea, hypertension, many types of cancer and chronic musculoskeletal problems.
One subspecialty of bariatrics is the focus on the correlation between obesity and mortality.
- Laproscopic Surgery (Laparoscopy)
- Gastric Bypass (Gastrojejunostomy)
- Morbid Obesity
- Weight Loss Surgery (Bariatric Surgery)
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I had gastric bypass surgery in 2010 and maintain my goal weight. I feel that the follow up from the staff is excellent. The treatment I received from the consultation, to the day of the surgery, to current is excellent. He stresses that intimately the success of the surgery and keeping the weight off is up to the patient. We have to take responsibility for your health. He gives us the tools but it's up to us. I am the healthiest I have ever been!!!!
As I waited for almost 3 hours a patient who had surgery was bleeding. She let the receptionist know, but she just said "the Dr will be with you shortly" She had to leave and went to the ER.Another patient said the same happened to her. When I finally went in , the Dr was condescending,and rude. The receptionist apologized to me for his behavior,the staff was embarrassed by his behavior.
My overall experience has been great. I was referred to Dr. Lara by my OB-GYN to exam what turned out, thank God, to be a cyst on right breast. The doctor eased my fear. Also, patients should not always blame their doctors for not telling them things when it is also up to the patient to ask questions.Great office staff as well. Visiting this office, takes some slight fear out of you when your doctors are quite good looking and handsome. I know of at least 2 other co-workers who go to this same office, by coincidence. And, we have all said how nice it is to visit the good looking doctors.
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Dr. Lara is affiliated (can practice and admit patients) with the following hospital(s).
20 Years Experience
University Of Texas Medical Branch School Of Medicine
Graduated in 1998
Dr. Michael D Lara accepts the following insurance providers.
- Aetna Choice POS II
- Aetna HMO
- Aetna Managed Choice POS Open Access
- Aetna Signature Administrators PPO
Ambetter Superior Health Plan
- Ambetter Superior Health Plan
BCBS Blue Card
- BCBS Blue Card PPO
- BCBS TX Blue Advantage HMO
- BCBS TX BlueChoice
- BCBS TX HMO Blue Texas
- CIGNA HMO
- CIGNA Open Access Plus
- CIGNA PPO
- First Health PPO
- Humana Choice POS
- Humana ChoiceCare Network PPO
- Humana National POS
- Humana Preferred PPO
- Multiplan PPO
- PHCS PPO
- UHC Choice Plus POS
- UHC Navigate HMO
- UHC Navigate POS
- UHC Options PPO
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Locations & DirectionsRio Grande Surgeons Pa, 10175 Gateway Blvd W Ste 220, El Paso, TX
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