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

Your complete guide to what to expect after gastric sleeve surgery
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Your complete guide to what to expect after gastric sleeve surgery

Gastric sleeve surgery is becoming increasingly popular, but if you’re thinking about undergoing this type of procedure, it’s important to understand that successful weight loss requires more than just going under the knife. While surgery can be an extremely effective tool in your weight loss efforts, you’ll also need to commit to changes after your...