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March 19, 2019

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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October 10, 2018

Gastric sleeve vs gastric balloon

Gastric sleeve vs gastric balloon: Your guide to the pros and cons While bariatric procedures should still be accompanied by a change in lifestyle, they can make it much easier to avoid overeating and to lose weight with a successful long-term outlook. Two of the most popular weight loss procedures are gastric sleeve surgery and […]

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September 3, 2018

What is Roux-en-Y gastric bypass surgery and how effective is it?

Roux-en-Y gastric bypass surgery (also known simply as gastric bypass) is one of the most popular types of weight loss surgery. The procedure consists of making surgical changes to your stomach and digestive system that restricts the amount of food you can eat, which can lead to significant long-term weight loss. As a result, not […]

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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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August 3, 2018

Gastric Sleeve Surgery: The complete guide for long-term weight loss

For many struggling to reduce their obesity, a popular and effective weight loss procedure is gastric sleeve surgery, which can significantly reduce one’s weight and keep it off over time. In addition, the resulting weight loss may lead to benefits such as the reduction or elimination of chronic obesity-related diseases. If you have been struggling […]

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June 6, 2018

The impact of gastric bypass on morbidity and mortality rates in young adults

For overweight young adults, extra pounds can take a significant physical and mental toll on your well-being over the years. Unfortunately, these young adults often develop weight-related problems due to being overweight as children or adolescents. Carrying extra weight for decades can result in an increased risk of developing many serious and chronic health issues. […]

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