• Texas Bariatric Specialists' Gastric Bypass Patient Completes Half Marathon

    December 11, 2012

    Dr. Nilesh Patel of Texas Bariatric Specialists (TBS) is pleased to announce that less than 14 months after her gastric bypass procedure, Jean Hickey completed a 13.1 mile Half Marathon in just three hours and 9 minutes, with an enthusiastic cheering section of family and friends! Fourteen months ago, Jean Hickey would not have even contemplated ...

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  • Gastric Bypass Revision Performed by Dr. Nilesh Patel of Texas Bariatric Specialists Ends Three Years of Pain

    November 8, 2012

    We are pleased to announce that the gastric bypass revision Dr. Nilesh Patel performed on Sandra Gayton of San Antonio has successfully ended the three years of pain she endured from a 2009 gastric bypass procedure. Following her May 2009 gastric bypass performed by another surgeon, Sandra Gayton was losing weight from her pre-surgery high of 312 pounds, ...

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  • Lap Band Procedure Performed by Dr. Patel Reverses Patient’s Downward Spiral

    October 24, 2012

    We are pleased to announce that the Lap Band procedure Dr. Patel performed on Norma Gonzales reversed her downward spiral into depression, pain and diabetes. Today, Ms. Gonzales is a healthy, happy working mother in control of her life! Norma Gonzales’ turning point occurred in the car, stemming from a conservation between her son and his friend, just kindergarteners. ...

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  • Dr. Patel Opens New San Antonio Southside Medicare Clinic

    October 19, 2012

    Texas Bariatric Specialists (TBS) is pleased to announce the opening of Dr. Nilesh Patel’s newest clinic in the Southwest Medical Building on San Antonio’s south side, complementing TBS’ current location on San Antonio’s north side. The new San Antonio Medicare clinic is the eleventh location of Dr. Patel’s highly successful surgical and medical weight loss practice, and ...

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  • Excercise for a better Mood

    October 17, 2012

    If you’re feeling down, consider going for a walk, bike ride, or doing some kind of physical activity. Research shows that exercise has the ability to reduce stress, anxiety, and depression while boosting self-esteem and improving sleep. For mild to moderate depression, exercise is often an underused treatment option. Exercise is not a cure all, ...

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  • Sweet and Spicy Pecans

    October 16, 2012

    Pecans are a healthy, whole food treat. And these spicy treats are the perfect healthy substitute when you need a little something sweet. View Recipe Blog was last modified: January 27th, 2015 by Texas Bariatric Specialists

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  • Workout Tips for Obese People

    October 15, 2012

    Obesity refers to excess body fat amounts as determined by the body mass index, or BMI, according to MayoClinic.com. Obesity increases the chances of several serious health conditions, including diabetes and high blood pressure. Working out helps you burn calories, which aids in weight loss when combined with a healthy diet. Read Full Article Blog was last ...

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  • Smart Tips for Weight Loss Surgery Patients During the Holidays

    October 14, 2012

    The holiday season, December to New Year’s, may not be a celebratory time for many people. The inability to control cravings in a sea of comfort food like turkey, pumpkin pie, and eggnog usually leads to overeating and a few gained pounds. However, there are some ways to maintain goals and keep the ‘holiday weight’ ...

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  • Health, Social Life Improve After Weight-Loss Surgery

    October 13, 2012

    Weight-loss surgery to treat obesity not only improves people’s health, but also benefits their relationships and social lives, a new study finds. Researchers from Arizona State University questioned more than 200 adults who underwent weight-loss surgery about their surgical results as well as why they wanted the operation in the first place. The patients, who ranged in ...

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  • High-Sugar, High-Salt Intake Creates 'A Ticking Time Bomb Of Health Problems'

    October 12, 2012

    The fat- and sugar-rich Western diet leads to a lifetime of health problems, dramatically increasing the risk of stroke or death at a younger age, according to a study presented today at the Canadian Stroke Congress. Researchers found that a high-calorie, high-sugar, high-sodium diet nicknamed the ‘cafeteria diet’ induced most symptoms of metabolic syndrome – a ...

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