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Bariatric surgery in the Brazos Valley

Weight loss surgery is the start of a new life according to our philosophy. Obesity keeps you from what you enjoy. No matter where you are in terms of personal milestones—starting a family, prevailing in your career or enjoying retirement—bariatric surgery can enhance quality of life. Unfortunately, without change, obesity can bring health risks such as diabetes, joint pain and even a shorten life expectancy.

Bariatric surgery has proven successful for decades, and for many, the benefits far offset the risks. It is important to select a surgeon with experience in all specialized procedures to find what is best for you. Our team, comprised of experienced surgeons, are esteemed practitioners who are recognized for their accomplishments in the field of bariatrics.

You should consider your lifestyle, health and existing conditions when deciding on bariatric surgery. Together, we can carefully evaluate circumstances to determine an option. 

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Surgical weight loss procedures offered

  • Gastric bypass surgery

    This weight loss procedure involves creating a smaller stomach pouch and rerouting a portion of the small intestine to reduce food intake and nutrient absorption, leading to significant weight loss.

    Learn about this procedure
  • Gastric sleeve

    Gastric sleeve surgery, also known as sleeve gastrectomy, involves the removal of a portion of the stomach, leaving a smaller, banana-shaped stomach pouch to limit food intake and aid in weight loss.

    Learn about this procedure

Let's talk about your weight loss options today.

Success rate, insurance qualification, surgery eligibility and payment are important when making a decision. Given the complexity of these factors, we should discuss the options together. By taking this initial step, you are moving closer towards a life without limits.

Take the first step towards weight loss surgery by watching our online seminar.

Frequently asked questions about bariatric surgery

If your BMI is 35 or above you could be a candidate for bariatric surgery. Please use our BMI calculator to figure out your BMI.

Most patients have a lot of questions about the type of procedures as well as the risks and complications. The first step is to watch our online seminar. Once you have completed the online seminar, a representative will contact you with further information about your insurance coverage and how to set up your initial appointment.

Bariatric surgery is generally safe when performed by experienced surgeons in accredited facilities. Like any surgery, it carries some risks, which should be discussed thoroughly with your St. Luke's Health weight loss team.

After bariatric surgery, individuals must make lifelong changes to their diet, exercise regularly, and adhere to post-operative guidelines. This includes consuming smaller, nutritious meals and taking vitamin supplements.

Recovery times vary by procedure and individual. Most patients can return to work within a few weeks, but it may take several months to fully recover and adapt to dietary changes.

Insurance coverage varies by provider and policy. Some insurance plans may cover bariatric surgery if specific criteria are met, while others may require prior authorization.

Weight Loss Surgery - St. Joseph Health - Bryan, TX

(979) 731-6050

2700 E 29th St (Ste 300) Bryan, TX 77802

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