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Why choose St. Joseph Health for bariatric surgery

We’re passionate about surgical weight loss at St. Joseph Health of Bryan, Texas, and we care deeply about helping you make this transformation. As the only nationally-accredited Bariatric Center in our region, our program also meets the highest standards for patient safety and quality of care.

Our accreditation through the Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery Accreditation and Quality Improvement Program (MBSAQIP®) means our patients receive a multidisciplinary program, designed to support your outcome and long-term success. It also reflects our commitment to giving you the quality care you need before and after your procedure.

Our bariatric team is committed to helping you understand weight loss options and empowering you to make an informed decisions. Learn why St. Joseph Health is the best choice for your weight loss journey.

We are the most experienced weight loss team in the Brazos Valley.

The only accredited surgical weight loss program in the Brazos Valley, we have a proven track record, having performed thousands of procedures. Our caring team of experienced surgeons, registered dietitians and physical therapists work collaboratively, adhering to best practice and strict standards in bariatric care to provide a consistently high standard of care for all patients.

We help patients find the right fit for their bariatric goals.

We design a personal approach to ensure your comfort and privacy, getting to know each patient personally, so we can fully assess his or her individual needs. We provide highly individualized care, delivered with respect and compassion. Your preferences will be respected by our team as you journey through this extremely important experience. Offering multiple treatment options, our experts will work with your insurance to verify eligibility.

We provide a safe, in-hospital experience from start to finish.

A hospital setting provides the maximum level of care and gives patients access to a full spectrum of care. Our commitment to quality care begins with highly-trained staff and surgeons, who participate in meetings throughout the year to review outcomes, supporting continuous improvement. Our practice also participates in a national data registry, designed to help us identify opportunities for improving the delivery of our care.

We support patients at every step through the different resources we provide.

We evaluate, counsel, and support our patients before, during, and after surgery. We understand that surgery is just the first step toward a better life. That’s why we are here for the duration to prepare patients for surgery, perform flawless procedures and then guide them through the post-surgery process of lifestyle change and planning to support weight loss, a healthy lifestyle change and long-term success. Knowledgeable support groups are available to help patients through the process, and patients can also take advantage of a Wellness Center membership as well as consultation with a registered dietitian.

We’d love to talk with you about your goals and desires for your life and the questions that are on your mind about bariatric surgery. The caring team at St. Joseph Health is excited to meet with you!

Surgical weigh 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

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