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Our Expert Weight Loss Surgeons:
Dr. Frank “Terive” Duperier

Dr. Duperier, one of a select group of highly-skilled San Antonio bariatric surgeons, has years of experience in advanced laparoscopic and robotic bariatric surgery including REALIZE Band, Allergan LAP-BAND, Sleeve Gastrectomy, Laparoscopic Gastric Bypass, and Revisional weight loss surgery procedures.

Dr. Terive Duperier obtained his fellowship training at the world-famous Cleveland Clinic Foundation in Cleveland, Ohio. This is the highest level of surgical training one can complete. He has a very broad experience in many advanced laparoscopic procedures including: laparoscopic weight loss surgery, anti-reflux surgery, and endocrine surgery. He also completed a Mini-Fellowship in Endocrine Surgery at the Cleveland Clinic in 2004.

A native of San Antonio, Dr. Duperier earned his undergraduate degree in Neuroscience from Brown University in 1991 after graduating from Alamo Heights High School in 1987. After leaving Rhode Island, Terive moved to Ohio where he received his medical degree from the University of Cincinnati School of Medicine in 1996. The residency match moved Dr. Duperier to Newark, New Jersey where he completed his 5 year surgery training at the University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey (UMDNJ-Newark). Training under internationally-known laparoscopic surgeons, Dr. Duperier became interested in minimally invasive surgery. At the completion of residency, Dr. Duperier and his wife moved back to Ohio for dedicated Fellowship training in Advanced Laparoscopic Surgery and Bariatric Surgery at the Cleveland Clinic Foundation in Cleveland, Ohio. At the Cleveland Clinic, Dr Duperier also became proficient with a myriad of minimally invasive procedures, including laparoscopic gastric bypasses, laparoscopic repair of paraesophageal, ventral and inguinal hernias, laparoscopic splenectomy and adrenalectomy, laparoscopic Nissen Fundoplication for reflux (GERD), laparoscopic Heller myotomy for achalasia, as well as laparoscopic radio-frequency ablation for liver tumors.


Dr Duperier is one of the co-founders of BMI of Texas. He has performed nearly two thousand weight loss surgeries and assisted on thousands more. Working with Dr Seger they patented a laparoscopic scalpel as well as co-authored a children’s book about weight loss in 2013.

Dr Duperier is the program director for the Fellowship at BMI of Texas. He is currently the Bariatric Medical Director of the Foundation Surgical Hospital of San Antonio. He recently served as the Chief of Surgery at the Methodist Specialty Transplant Hospital of San Antonio. He has also been featured on many news channels discussing his expertise in weight loss surgery. Dr Duperier is currently a member of the following:

  • Bexar County Medical Association
  • American Society of Bariatric and Metabolic Surgery
  • American College of Surgeons
  • American Association of Clinical Endocrinologists
  • American Association of Endocrine Surgeons
  • Society of American Gastrointestinal and Endoscopic Surgeons

Dr Duperier enjoys exercising, fishing, and spending time with his family. If you would like to see a weight loss surgery seminar led by Dr Duperier, please click here.

If you would like to learn more about bariatric surgery options with renowned San Antonio bariatric surgeons at BMI of Texas, please call us to learn about your options. Feel free to contact Dr. Duperier with any questions at

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!