Weight Loss Surgery vs. Weight Loss Drugs: Which Is Right For Me?

Weight Loss Surgery vs. Weight Loss Drugs: Which Is Right For Me?

It’s a very exciting time in obesity and bariatric science. In addition to highly effective, safe, and accessible weight loss surgeries, powerful new medicines have entered the market in recent years that can trigger profound weight loss. Semaglutide (sold as Wegovy and Ozempic) and liraglutide (sold as Saxenda and Victoza) make up a new generation of type 2 diabetes medications...

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Do I Qualify for Weight Loss Surgery?

If you are overweight, you may be wondering whether you are an ideal candidate for a weight loss procedure. With this five-minute quiz, you can determine if one of our procedures is likely to be right for you. TAKE THE QUIZ What is weight loss surgery? During weight loss surgery, a specialized surgeon alters the size of your small intestine,...

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Weight Regain after Bariatric Surgery

Every year, over 200,000 Americans opt for bariatric surgery, particularly gastric sleeve surgery, in pursuit of their weight loss and health goals. This procedure’s popularity is due in part to its effectiveness: most patients will lose a significant amount of excess body weight, with an average decrease of 60-75% in excess body weight after two years post-operation. For the millions...

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Covid and Weightloss

Covid and Weightloss

The Covid-19 pandemic has been a great source of fear and trepidation for the population since it began to circulate around the globe in early 2020. As news began to spread about how this virus could infect anyone, regardless of any pre-existing conditions, body type, physical shape, or overall health, the science explained that no one is any more likely...

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Cannabis and Weight Loss: How CBD and Marijuana affect your weight

At first glance, cannabis use is steeped in decades upon decades of misinformation and assumptions about how consuming the herb can affect your body mass index, and ultimately your weight. Outdated descriptions of lazy “stoners” succumbing to the intense stimulation of their appetites turning everyone into college kids that frequent late-night taco and burger runs associated with the mythology of...

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BMI of Texas Coronavirus Patient Guidelines

Dear BMI Patient, As members of your healthcare team, the providers and staff at BMI of Texas are very concerned about the crisis our community is facing regarding the COVID-19 virus. The overall health and well-being of our patients and staff are at the forefront of our minds right now.  We are following recommendations from local and state health agencies,...

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BMI of Texas Provides Free Weight Loss Surgery to a San Antonio Woman in Recognition of Practice’s 10-Year Anniversary

BMI of Texas Provides Free Weight Loss Surgery to a San Antonio Woman in Recognition of Practice’s 10-Year Anniversary

San Antonio, March 11, 2019 — According to the San Antonio Metropolitan Health District, 71% of adults in Bexar County were overweight or obese in 2014. Recognizing that obesity is an epidemic, and much more work needs to be done so that people have access to preventative and treatment options, the Bariatric Medical Institute of Texas (BMI of Texas) recently partnered...

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Obesity: What are we doing to fight this deadly epidemic?

Obesity: What are we doing to fight this deadly epidemic?

Obesity has reached epidemic proportions and is now the leading cause of preventable death in the United States, according to a study by Cleveland Clinic, beating out tobacco use, diabetes and high blood pressure. More than 2.8 million people die every year as the result of being overweight or having obesity, according to statistics presented by the World Health Organization....

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Why Pay More?

Gastric Sleeve Surgery can range drastically in price, but you aren't necessarily getting better service for your money. BMI of Texas's state of the art facility allows us to cost effectively provide this proceedure while providing top quality service.

Example of how our Gastric Sleeve Sleeve Pricing Compares to the Competition
CityCost
Dallas A$13,400
Dallas B$11,000
Houston A$16,000
Houston B$14,300
Houston B$14,300
Los Angeles A$12,000
Los Angeles B$25,000
BMI of Texas$9,900

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