Weight Loss Surgery San Antonio
Texas Bariatric Specialists is led by Dr. Nilesh Patel FACS, a nationally recognized and fellowship-trained bariatric surgeon who has performed over 4,000 successful bariatric surgery procedures in our state of the art weight loss clinics.
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Why Weight Loss Surgery as compared to Weight Loss Programs?
Weight loss is very personal. There are many emotions involved with losing weight and just as many temptations to not follow a strict weight loss program of diet and exercise. This is especially difficult in a place like San Antonio. It gets to a point for some that just the task of losing weight feels like an insurmountable goal.
Most weight loss clinics require eating less calories and exercising more. Like most people you have probably lost 10 or 20 lbs before, but then started slipping. This up and down weight loss pattern is common. Frankly, conventional weight loss is difficult for many, especially if you’re significantly overweight. This is why weight loss surgery in San Antonio is so prevalent.
Weight Loss Surgery Options
The three most common surgical procedures in the forefront are Lap Band, Gastric Sleeve (also known as Vertical Sleeve Gastrectomy and Lap Sleeve), and Gastric Bypass.
Lap Band Surgery is performed by placing an adjustable band around the stomach. The band size is adjusted according to the desired food intake, which is decided by you and your surgeon. You will lose weight slower on the lap band, however it is reversible.
The advantage of the Gastric Sleeve Surgery which is also known as Vertical Sleeve Gastrectomy, Sleeve Gastrectomy and Lap Sleeve, is that the restriction is not as dramatic as seen in the Lap Band or the Gastric Bypass. In addition, some of the pioneers in this procedure believe that there are some metabolic advantages with the Gastric Sleeve.
Gastric Bypass Surgery involves creating a smaller stomach and shortening the digestive tract. This is a more permanent surgery and can require more recovery time. Both are excellent weight loss surgery options and are preformed laparoscopically in most cases.
Texas Bariatric Specialists are the San Antonio Weight Loss Surgery Experts
Nilesh A. Patel, M.D. is a bariatric surgery expert and has performed over 4,000 minimally invasive weight loss surgeries. Best of all he is San Antonio based in the Shavano Park area. He is a nationally recognized expert and a Center of Excellence Surgeon in Bariatric Surgery, and is fellowship-trained. Dr. Patel is also an expert in failed weight loss surgery revision.
Texas Bariatric Specialists is staffed by surgeons, psychologists, and nutritionists. We have created a comprehensive multi-disciplinary weight loss surgery program in San Antonio.
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