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 […]

Don't be Fooled!

July 30, 2012

Terms often associated with nutrition quackery include miraculous, breakthrough, exclusive, magic, secret, unique, effortless, overnight, instant, and limited-time offer. Be a smart consumer. Exercise judgment and ask questions before buying any nutrition product or program. One question to consider is if results are based on facts and sound science or only personal testimonials. Also, if […]

Bariatric Surgery Cuts Heart Attack Risk for Years

June 22, 2012

Bariatric surgery is known to reduce heart attack risk short-term.  Now, a new study presented in San Diego at the annual meeting of the American Society for Metabolic & Bariatric Surgery suggests that benefit is maintained long-term. It followed some patients as long as seven years. Researchers looked at numerous heart (cardiac) risk factors before […]

FDA Approves New Lap Band Guidelines

January 6, 2011

An FDA Advisory committee has just approved new Lap Band Surgery guidelines requested by Allergan (the maker of the Lap-Band) to lower the BMI requirements for the adjustable gastric band. Current guidelines for gastric banding say surgery is appropriate for either a BMI of 40 or more or a BMI of 35 or more with at […]