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Weight Loss Surgery Options at BMI of Texas

Considering Weight Loss Surgery? Here’s How to Decide Which Operation is Best for You

There are many factors to consider when deciding which weight loss surgery options to have. You should choose the operation that best fits your needs, expectations, and desires. One operation may be better for one person than another; however, the most important thing that determines long-term success is YOU! Below, you will find a list of extremely effective surgeries and tools that will lead to massive weight loss if used correctly.

Our Services: Weight Loss Surgery at BMI of Texas

When it comes to losing weight, diet and exercise are typically the first steps. However, for many individuals, these traditional methods may not be enough to reach their weight loss goals. In such cases, weight loss surgery, also known as bariatric surgery, can be a viable option to consider. Read on for an overview of the types of weight loss surgery available, discussing their benefits, procedures, and which medical conditions they can potentially alleviate.

Sleeve Gastrectomy

Sleeve Gastrectomy

For many people, the gastric sleeve surgery in San Antonio, Texas is appealing because it is not quite as drastic as a bypass and yet it does not involve an implant like banding…

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Gastric Bypass

Gastric Bypass

The gastric bypass procedure is considered to be the gold standard in weight loss surgery. First performed in 1968, the operation has evolved but stood the test of time over more than 30 years.

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Duodenal Switch

Duodenal Switch

The “switch”, or duodenal switch procedure, is a weight loss operation that combines qualities of both the sleeve gastrectomy and the gastric bypass. The operation is performed in two steps.

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Laparoscopic adjustable banding, or the lap band procedure, utilizes a band, a “belt” with a balloon on the inside. Placed around the upper part of the stomach, creating a small “pouch”…

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Revision Surgery

Revision Surgery

Since weight loss surgery continues to grow and evolve, we are learning that some of the operations done in the past may need to be revised or changed to help patients achieve…

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Medical Weight Loss

Non-Surgical Management

BMI is committed to helping our patients achieve success in their battle against obesity, utilizing a variety of proven methods including doctor-supervised weight loss…

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Weight Loss
(% of TOTAL body weight)
Weight Loss
(% of EXCESS body weight)
Timing of Weight Loss10-12 months12-18 months12-18 monthsUp to 36 months
Duration of Operation45 minutes60-90 minutes120 minutes30 minutes
Days in Hospital0-11-21-30
Covered by InsuranceYesYesYesYes
Risk on Day of SurgeryVery LowVery LowVery Low Very Low
Dumping SyndromeNoYesNoNo
Date of First Proceedure2001196819862001
Return to Work1 Week1-2 Weeks1-2 Weeks1 Week
Follow up Appointments~5 First Year ~5 First Year ~5 First YearMonthly Until Steady State Achieved
Hardware Left BehindNoNo NoYes
Cures Type 2 Diabetes70%85%90%<50%
Cures High Blood Pressure60%60%60%30%
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