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BMI of Texas Fellowship

BMI is proud to have one of the only advanced accredited minimally invasive Bariatric Surgery fellowships in South Texas. Surgeons from all over the country apply and compete for the opportunity to train at BMI of Texas. Our Fellowship is affiliated with the University of Texas Health Sciences Center at Houston and part of the Minimally Invasive Surgeons of Texas (MIST) program. Dr. Duperier is the program director of the fellowship program. The program was originally started in 2006.

Minimally Invasive Surgeons of Texas (MIST) LogoThe Minimally Invasive Surgeons of Texas (MIST) Fellowship Consortium is a designated group of surgeons who promote the advancement of minimally invasive, laparoscopic, robotic, and endoscopic surgical techniques. MIST exists to enhance the development of the practices of its members through clinical program consolidation and to enhance the development of minimally invasive surgical fellowships of its members. The goal of the MIST fellowship consortium is to be the best training opportunity for fellows in the country. Through the University of Texas Minimally Invasive Surgery Fellowship experience with Dr. Erik Wilson, the fellows receive a broad bariatric surgical experience including robotics surgical experience with flexible endoscopy and advanced laparoscopic operative skills. This experience is enhanced with the recently completed Surgical Innovation and Robotics Institute facility.

  • Robotic experience – largest general surgery robotics experience in the world
  • Flexible endoscopy experience
  • Comprehensive bariatric program
  • Advanced laparoscopic surgery


Our Current fellow is

Dr. Azam Farukhi, MD



Past graduates include:

  • Punam Patel, MD


  • Steven Udelhofen, MD


  • Mustafa Alibhai, MD
  • Houston, Texas


  • Ace Gridley, MD


  • Richard Englehardt, MD
    BMI of Texas
    San Antonio, TX

  • Chad Carlton, MD
    Private Practice
    Dallas, Texas

  • Jinnie Bruce, MD
    Private practice
    Southwest Bariatric Surgeons - Austin, Texas

  • Nilesh Bhoot, MD
    Private Practice - Los Angeles, California

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Our Vision

Redefining healthcare by creating meaningful relationships and experiences with our patients and the community in order to overcome obesity and metabolic disease fostering improved health and a better quality of life.

If you are like most people, you are probably extremely frustrated and tired of dealing with excess weight. You have probably tried every diet out there and perhaps had some success but just have not been able to achieve long term success. Our comprehensive program will give you the tools you need to lose the weight you want and to keep it off.

Because every patient is unique, we strive to design a customized program to meet the needs of each individual. Having the expertise of an Obesity Medicine Specialist, Dr. Jenny Seger, we have the unique opportunity to provide more complete weight management and wellness services than those which are available in other practices.

Our Mission

BMI of Texas exists to provide innovative and comprehensive medical and surgical care to patients with obesity and metabolic disease. We are dedicated to creating an enduring partnership with patients in order to ensure their long-term success. We are committed to providing such care in a supportive, compassionate, and guilt-free environment.

When it comes to Texas obesity surgery, it is our goal to not only help you achieve your weight loss goals but to improve your overall health and quality of life. We look forward to partnering with you on your journey to a healthier you!