Category: Bariatric Surgery

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

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...

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

Weight loss surgery breakdown: Which procedure is best for you?
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Weight loss surgery breakdown: Which procedure is best for you?

If you’ve tirelessly tried diet and exercise but haven’t been able to lose weight and keep it off, weight loss surgery may be an option. Before considering any weight loss procedure, make sure you understand who each type of surgery is designed to help and what lifestyle changes need to be made after the procedure....

by December 19, 2018December 19, 2018
The benefits of bariatric surgery from brain to body
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The benefits of bariatric surgery from brain to body

Obesity is extremely prevalent in the U.S.—according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), nearly 40% of people struggle with this issue. It not only affects your self-esteem and the way you feel, it also raises your risk of developing serious chronic diseases such as heart disease, stroke and type 2 diabetes. For...

by November 15, 2018November 15, 2018
Gastric sleeve vs gastric balloon: Your guide to the pros and cons
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Gastric sleeve vs gastric balloon: Your guide to the pros and cons

Excess weight can have a significant impact on many areas of your life, but weight loss can be challenging to achieve and sustain. Even with diet changes and an increase in physical activity, you may find that the results of your efforts are not as significant as you would hope. It’s very common to experience...

by October 10, 2018October 10, 2018
How effective is Roux-en-Y gastric bypass surgery?
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How effective is Roux-en-Y gastric bypass surgery?

Roux-en-Y gastric bypass is one of the most popular types of weight loss (bariatric) surgery. The procedure consists of making surgical changes to your stomach and digestive system that limit how much food you can eat, which can lead to significant long-term weight loss. As a result, not only will you lose weight, you will...

by September 3, 2018August 6, 2018
Learn why the weight loss balloon is your new weight loss option
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Learn why the weight loss balloon is your new weight loss option

Obesity is a serious health issue affecting more than one-third of Americans. It affects mobility, impacts self-esteem and increases the risk of many causes of preventable death—including type 2 diabetes, stroke, heart disease and some types of cancer. In addition, obesity raises medical costs by an average of $1,429 per patient per year. In light...

The long-term benefits of bariatric surgery
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The long-term benefits of bariatric surgery

Bariatric surgery is well known for helping patients lose a large amount of weight and keep it off for a long period of time. Did you know there are a number of other long-term bariatric surgery benefits that can have a significant impact on your longevity, as well as your quality of life? Enhanced diabetes...

by June 5, 2017June 5, 2017