Your Weight Loss Surgery Options at BMI of Texas

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How to Decide What Operation is Best for You

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of Texas offers both medical weight loss (mwl) and surgical weight management. We have a solution for patients needing to lose hundreds of pounds or just a few. Our surgical patients benefit by participating in the medical programs. We have found that our results at 2 years after surgery are amplified dramatically when our patients are in the combined program.

Choosing

a weight loss surgery is a very personal decision. Drs. Seger, Duperier, Patel and Englehardt are very experienced weight loss surgeons who continue to perform all types of weight loss surgery because they all work! One operation may be better for one person than another; however the most important thing that determines long term success is YOU! These are extremely powerful tools that will lead to massive weight loss if used correctly.

 

There are many different things that factor into a decision about which weight loss surgery to have. You should choose the operation that best fits your personality. Some patients choose based on surgical risk or reversibility. Others choose based on the amount of expected weight loss or the chances that a particular operation will cure diabetes or reflux/heartburn.

We want the decision to be made by you after hearing all the information given to you in a non-biased fashion.

Top Weight Loss Surgery Options
ProcedureSleeve
Gastrectomy
Gastric
Bypass
Duodenal
Switch
Intragastric
Balloon
Lap
Band
Weight Loss
(% of EXCESS body weight)
65-80%70-80%90-100%20-30%40-60%
Timing of Weight Loss12-18 months12-18 months12-18 months6 monthsUp to 36 months
Duration of Operation45 minutes75 minutes120 minutes10 minutes30 minutes
Days in Hospital0-122-300
Covered by InsuranceYesYesYesNoYes
Risk on Day of SurgeryMedium
(maybe lower than GBP)
MediumLow
Dumping SyndromeNoYesRarelyNoNo
Date of First Proceedure20011968198620172001
Return to Work0-1 Weeks1-3 Weeks2-4 WeeksSame day1 Weeks
Follow up Appointments~5 First Year / Annually After~5 First Year / Annually AfterMonthly Until Steady State Achieved
Hardware Left BehindNoNoYes
Cures Type 2 Diabetes70%85%90%Currently Unknown50%
Cures High Blood Pressure60%60%60%Unknown60%
ProcedureSleeve
Gastrectomy
Gastric
Bypass
Duodenal
Switch
Intragastric
Balloon
Lap
Band

Sleeve Gastrectomy

For many people, the gastric sleeve bypass 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

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

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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Intragastric Balloon

The Obalon intragastric balloon is an FDA-approved weight loss system that uses space occupying balloons in the stomach to decrease hunger and reduce caloric intake to help…

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Lap-Band

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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Lap-Band Fills

Within the first year of your LAP-BAND surgery, band fills and evaluations are integral to your weight loss success. Each body and appetite is different and you may find yourself…

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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

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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