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Dr. Samuel Szomstein has the following 1 specialty
- 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.
- Gastrointestinal Endoscopy
- Intestinal Perforation
- Gastric Fistula
- Stomach Stapling (Gastroplasty)
- Weight Loss
- Weight Loss Surgery (Bariatric Surgery)
- Laproscopic Surgery (Laparoscopy)
- Gastric Bypass (Gastrojejunostomy)
- Intestinal Obstruction
- Gastrectomy (Stomach Removal)
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My experience with Dr. Szomstein was phenominal. I am thrilled I found this doctor. His professionalism, bed side manner, caring attitude, knowledge and positive energy is without a doubt amazing and my entire peri-operative experience was extremely easy. He put so many fears of mine to rest and stayed nearby while I was in recovery for 4 hours. He spoke to my husband several times during this time and he was truly impressed of his concern and care his patients were recieving. I could not have asked for a better doctor and I traveled 120 miles to see him and I would not hesitate to continue seeing him as my regular GI doctor for the remainder of my life. As a nurse myself, I am aware of the the care that is given to patients and I cannot say enough good thing about Dr. Szmstein, his staff, and all the staff who cared for me at Cleveland Clinic. Thank you for giving me another chance at a happy and healthy lifestyle. God bless you all!
After my lap band slipped he told me it was fine to leave it in deflated, I left it that way and still experienced problems, but was always told 'it's fine' - eventually I had to have emergency surgery. Dr. Szomstein never came to even see me while I was in the hospital for 5 days, he did the surgery and afterward told my family I should have never had it in the first place- the opposite of the glowing letter he wrote to my physician saying what a great candidate I was for the procedure! What a lie!
I'm a 38 year old woman and this was my first surgery. After being told that I needed my gallbladder removed I did a lot of research on surgeons and I'm so happy that I chose Dr. Szomstein at the Cleveland Clinic. Dr. Szomstein, his nurses and his team were all fantastic. I was a nervous wreck and they made the whole process smooth. He took the time to explain to me what would transpire and that really put me at ease. The nurses were just as great. If I needed anything they were right there. I'm so glad I chose Dr. Szomstein and The Cleveland Clinic. The hospital was high tech, clean and best of all it didn't smell like a hospital. I would totally recommend Dr. Szomstein and his team!
He was caring not only to me but also very informative to my family before and after my surgery. He accepted questions via email, I was able to reach him personally when I had questions. His team of nurses, medical assistants, anesthesiologists, and overall staff were great! He gave me a new life and I will forever be greatful :)
On-Time Doctor Award (2014)
Vitals On-Time + Promptness Award recognizes doctors with consistent high ratings for timeliness of appointments. The honor is granted based on a physician's overall and promptness scores.
Patients' Choice Award (2014, 2015, 2011, 2010, 2012, 2013)
Patients' Choice recognition reflects the difference a particular physician has made in the lives of his/her patients. The honor is bestowed to physicians who have received near perfect scores, as voted by patients.
Compassionate Doctor Recognition (2014, 2010, 2013, 2012, 2015)
Compassionate Doctor certification is granted to physicians who treat their patients with the utmost kindness. The honor is granted based on a physician's overall and bedside manner scores.
Patients' Choice 5th Anniversary Award (2014)
The Patients' Choice Award - 5 Year Honoree is a recognition granted only to those doctors whose ratings have reflected excellence in care for five years in a row. Only 1% of all doctors in the United States are bestowed this honor by their patients.
Regional Top Doctors
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Dr. Samuel Szomstein accepts the following insurance providers.
- Aetna Choice POS II
- Aetna HMO
- Aetna Managed Choice POS Open Access
- Aetna Signature Administrators PPO
- AvMed Empower
- Avmed Choice
BCBS Blue Card
- BCBS Blue Card PPO
- BCBS Florida myBlue
- Florida Blue BlueCare HMO
- Florida Blue BlueOptions
- CIGNA HMO
- CIGNA LocalPlus
- CIGNA Open Access Plus
- CIGNA PPO
Coventry Health Care
- Coventry FL Carelink HMO
- Coventry FL Employer Group HMO Open Access
- Coventry FL Employer Group PPO
- Humana Choice POS
- Humana ChoiceCare Network PPO
- Humana HMO
- Humana HMO Premier
- Humana HMO Select
- Humana National POS
- Humana Preferred PPO
- Multiplan PPO
- PHCS PPO
UHC of the River Valley
- Neighborhood Health Partnership Commercial
- UHC Choice Plus POS
- UHC Navigate HMO
- UHC Navigate POS
- UHC Options PPO
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Locations & DirectionsCleveland Clinic-Weston, 2950 Cleveland Clinic Blvd, Weston, FL
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