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Weight-loss surgery in Texas

Bariatric care teams at Ascension hospitals in Texas provide bariatric surgery and nutrition counseling for weight loss.
Bariatric surgery helps you to lose weight by reducing the size of your stomach and changing how your body absorbs nutrients. Your appetite decreases and your stomach gets fuller with less food. Bariatric care teams at Ascension Seton in Texas provide specialty care for surgical and medically supervised weight loss. If you are obese with a body mass index (BMI) of 35 or above, weight-loss surgery may be an option. Talk with your doctor about your answers to these questions:
  • Does my current weight cause any other chronic health conditions?
  • Can I commit to documented weight-loss efforts required by my insurance plan?
  • Am I willing to re-evaluate my diet and exercise regimen to live a healthier life?

Weight-loss surgery can be a deeply personal, life-changing decision. Our doctors and nurses listen to understand you and your health concerns. Then, we work with you to create a weight-loss plan that’s right for you.

What to expect at a bariatric surgery consultation

Weight-loss management is a step-by-step process. At Ascension Seton, we help guide and support you through every step of your journey. Our team of surgical weight-loss specialists includes a surgeon, nurse navigator, bariatric dietitian, exercise physiologist, and behavioral health support. We also have an insurance coordinator that explains insurance coverage and pre-approval requirements.

Our care team helps you to understand surgical and non-surgical treatment options and lifestyle changes. We care about your physical and emotional health.  

Types of bariatric surgery

At Ascension Seton, our bariatric surgeons specialize in the following procedures:

  • Biliopancreatic diversion with duodenal switch
  • Roux-en-Y gastric bypass
  • Sleeve gastrectomy
  • Revisions of previous weight-loss surgeries

We offer minimally invasive surgical options that may help shorten your recovery time. Our doctors and weight management care team are committed to helping you achieve your weight-loss goals.

Medically supervised weight-loss programs

Bariatric surgery is not your only option. We offer consultations with doctors who specialize in medically supervised, non-surgical weight loss. Our dietitians work with you to create a personalized nutrition plan with meal ideas. We help address your lifestyle, activity level, foods and behaviors that may trigger emotional eating.

Weight loss before and after surgery

You will have a network of support before, during and after your weight-loss surgery. During your journey, you’ll have follow-up visits with your doctor and care team at a location near you. At Ascension Seton, we also offer bariatric support groups, exercise and fitness programs that fit your capabilities and nutrition counseling. Bariatric support groups are held on the third Thursday of each month at 5:30 p.m.

Patient stories about their bariatric surgery journey

Bariatric surgery has helped many people achieve their weight-loss goals. Here are real-life success stories from patients who have followed our program.