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The Best Gastric Bypass Surgeon
BMI of Texas

Dr. Richard K. Englehardt

Dr. Richard K. Englehardt in suit, gastric bypass surgeon at BMI of Texas

Richard K. Englehardt, MD, is available to meet patients’ needs in general surgery as well as bariatric surgery. In addition to his general surgical training, he has completed advanced fellowship training in minimally invasive surgery and bariatric surgery. As an advanced laparoscopic surgeon, he is able to offer his patients excellent surgical results with less pain and healing times as compared to the traditional open surgical methods. He is also well versed in open surgical techniques should the need arise.

Dr. Englehardt specializes in weight loss surgery and has extensive knowledge on the surgical treatment of obesity. He offers patients a wide variety of surgical weight loss options, including Roux-en-Y gastric bypass, sleeve gastrectomy and adjustable gastric banding. He also performs a wide variety of minimally invasive general surgeries. In addition to performing laparoscopic weight loss surgeries, he also specializes in complex abdominal operations utilizing laparoscopy to treat diseases of the stomach, intestines, gallbladder, pancreas, colon, adrenal glands, liver, spleen, and hernia surgery.

Dr. Englehardt is board certified by the American Board of Surgery, and has been recognized by the American Society for Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery as having successfully completed advanced fellowship training in bariatric surgery through a fully accredited fellowship program. He was born in Provo, Utah, and earned an Honors Bachelors of Arts degree in biology from The University of Utah. He was awarded his MD from the medical school at the University of Iowa Carver College of Medicine in Iowa City, Iowa. He completed his general surgical residency training at Providence Hospital and Medical Centers in Southfield, Michigan.

Following his residency training, Dr. Englehardt moved to San Antonio where he completed an advanced surgical fellowship in Minimally Invasive and Bariatric Surgery with Dr. Terive Duperier and Dr. Michael Seger in conjunction with The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston. Dr. Englehardt is a member of the American College of Surgeons, Society of American Gastrointestinal and Endoscopic Surgeons, American Society for Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery, Texas Medical Association, Bexar County Medical Association, Society of Laparoendoscopic Surgeons, and the Clinical Robotic Surgery Association.

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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!