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January 5, 2023

What is the safest form of weight loss surgery?

Getting weight loss surgery is a decision that can have a massive positive impact on your quality of life, but it is normal to have questions about the safety and risks associated with different weight loss procedures. So what is the safest form of weight loss surgery? Let’s explore. You may also be interested in: […]

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September 29, 2022

Weight Loss Surgery vs. GLP-1 Weight Loss Drugs: Which Is Right For Me?

There are more ways than ever to improve your life, health, and happiness by losing excess weight. In addition to highly effective, safe, and accessible weight loss surgeries, powerful new GLP-1 medicines like Ozempic and Wegovy have entered the market in recent years that can trigger create substantial weight loss. Semaglutide (sold as Wegovy and […]

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Gastric Bypass vs. Sleeve: Which Bariatric Surgery Is Right for Me?

Gastric Sleeve vs. Gastric Bypass: gain an understanding of each procedure, learn how these surgeries differ, discover pros and cons, and pick your best option.

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September 28, 2022

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 […]

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October 12, 2021

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, as most patients will lose a significant amount of excess body weight with an average decrease of 60-75% in excess body weight after […]

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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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