Weight Loss Surgery

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Weight loss surgery, or bariatric surgery, can lead to significant weight loss and improve weight-related health conditions. With additional benefits including increased energy and self-confidence, weight loss surgery is a step toward a new you.


The decision to have weight loss surgery is an important one, as is determining which doctor and hospital are right for you. Houston Methodist’s team of surgeons, nurses, care navigators, dietitians, counselors and an exercise physiologist offers comprehensive care throughout your weight loss journey. Benefits of Houston Methodist Weight Management Center include:

  • Skilled, board-certified surgeons using the most advanced and least invasive surgical weight loss approaches available
  • A bariatric coordinator to help answer questions about your weight loss surgery journey and understand your insurance coverage
  • Free informational sessions where you can learn more about what happens before, during and after weight loss surgery
  • Ongoing care after surgery, including monthly support groups, nutritional guidance from a registered dietitian and exercise advice and tips

Getting Started on Your Weight Loss Journey

Candidates for weight loss surgery include those with a body mass index (BMI) of 40 or higher, or those with a BMI of at least 35 who also suffer from one or more weight-related medical conditions, such as diabetes, high blood pressure, heart disease or breathing problems.


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If you’re looking for more information about weight loss surgery or want to start your search for the right doctor, let us help.


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A Weight Loss Tool with Many Benefits

Sally Mann struggled with her weight for several decades before losing more than 99 pounds as a result of her weight loss surgery. Her motivations for having the surgery were her declining health and wanting to ensure a future with her young son.


“Now that I’ve lost weight, feel better and am taking care of myself, I feel like I’m going be around for a lot longer than I would’ve been prior to surgery. It’s a good feeling.”


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A Team to Meet Your Needs Before, During and After Surgery

Each specialist on our team plays an important role in helping you achieve your long-term weight loss goals. The team includes:

  • Board-certified bariatric surgeons skilled in minimally invasive surgical weight loss procedures
  • Bariatric coordinators who can help answer your questions about the process of weight loss surgery
  • Registered dietitians offering presurgical nutrition assessments and dietary advice after surgery
  • Counselors providing mental and emotional support before and after surgery
  • Exercise physiologist offering exercise advice and tips


Weight Loss Surgery Options

Houston Methodist’s board-certified surgeons perform the following minimally invasive surgical weight loss procedures:

  • Gastric sleeve
  • Gastric bypass, also called the Roux-en-Y gastric bypass
  • Weight loss surgery revisions, performed as a result of inadequate weight loss, weight regain or complication from a previous weight loss procedure


Our surgeons will help you understand which type of weight loss surgery is best for you based on your BMI, additional medical conditions and future health goals.


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With seven convenient locations across the greater Houston area, Houston Methodist offers bariatric surgery near your home or work:

  • Texas Medical CenterWeight Accreditation
  • Baytown
  • Clear Lake
  • Sugar Land
  • West Houston/Katy
  • Willowbrook
  • The Woodlands
Six out of seven Houston Methodist hospitals are nationally accredited by the Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery Accreditation and Quality Improvement Program (MBSAQIP), with WestHouston/Katy working towards a 2020 accreditation. The MBSAQIP recognizes weight loss surgery programs that meet national quality standards and provide safe, high-quality bariatric patient care.
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