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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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April 18, 2018

Gastric sleeve: The best bariatric surgery for your body AND your wallet

Bariatric surgical procedures focus on altering the digestive tract to limit the amount of food you can consume or absorb. The first bariatric surgery designed for weight loss was performed in the 1950s, and since then, weight loss options have evolved to include multiple techniques supported by decades of data on their long-term success. As an important […]

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February 16, 2017

Obalon Intragastric Balloon: Weight loss procedure qualifications

Shedding pounds can be a difficult task, but for some people, a unique treatment called the Obalon Intragastric Balloon weight loss procedure can help jump-start the process. The procedure utilizes three capsules – each containing a special balloon – that you’ll swallow over the course of several months. They’re removed six months after you swallow […]

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July 28, 2015

New Lifesaving Duodenal Switch Procedure at BMI of Texas

San Antonio is a wonderful place to live, but you’re statistically more likely to be overweight if you call the Alamo City home. According to Cities Journal, our town is the 11th most overweight city in the country, with a 31.1 percent obesity rate. Texas as a whole doesn’t fare much better; it’s the 15th […]

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October 14, 2014

Endoluminal Surgery

Endoluminal surgery: An exciting new technology is emerging in bariatric surgery involving the endoscopic platform. These procedures are done trans-orally using a gastroscope and afford the patient of the potential benefit of a procedure which can be done without incisions. THAT’s RIGHT! Surgery without an incision! These options are being used or evaluated for both […]

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