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.
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…Learn More about Sleeve Gastrectomy Surgery
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.Learn More about Gastric Bypass Surgery
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.What is a Duodenal Switch?
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…What is an Intragastric Balloon?
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”…Is a Lap-Band right for me?
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…Do I need a Lap-Band Fill?
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…Do I need a Revision Surgery?
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…Is Medical Weight Loss an option for me?
(% of EXCESS body weight)
|Timing of Weight Loss
|Up to 36 months
|Duration of Operation
|Days in Hospital
|Covered by Insurance
|Risk on Day of Surgery
(maybe lower than GBP)
|Date of First Proceedure
|Return to Work
|Follow up Appointments
|~5 First Year / Annually After
|~5 First Year / Annually After
|Monthly Until Steady State Achieved
|Hardware Left Behind
|Cures Type 2 Diabetes
|Cures High Blood Pressure