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January 19, 2021

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 […]

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August 19, 2020

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 Outdated descriptions of lazy “stoners” succumbing to the intense stimulation of their appetites turning everyone into college kids that frequent late-night taco and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 […]

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March 16, 2020

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 […]

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March 19, 2019

Alcohol after gastric sleeve: What you need to know about drinking alcohol after gastric bariatric surgery

What happens if you drink alcohol after gastric sleeve? The decision to get gastric sleeve surgery is a significant one that can be full of anxiety and fear as well as hope and anticipation. For many people, a gastric sleeve is a lifeline. It’s not an easy road to travel, but it can be an […]

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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 […]

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January 30, 2019

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 […]

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December 19, 2018

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. […]

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November 15, 2018

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 that increase your risk of death such as […]

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October 12, 2018

BMI of Texas Celebrates 10-Year Anniversary of Bariatric Surgery Fellowship Program

San Antonio, October 3, 2018 – The Bariatric Medical Institute of Texas (BMI of Texas), which provides innovative and comprehensive medical and surgical care to patients with obesity and metabolic disease, today announced the 10-year anniversary of its minimally invasive bariatric surgery fellowship program. Offering one of the only accredited bariatric surgery fellowships in South […]

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August 7, 2018

Summer Weight Management Success: BMI of Texas Offers Tips to Keep Weight Loss on Track

Summer is here! School is out and temperatures are rising. Studies have shown that both adults and children have a propensity to gain weight during summer months – but that doesn’t need to be the case. The team at the Bariatric Medical Institute of Texas compiled some simple tips to help individuals stay active and […]

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