Weight loss surgery is known as bariatric surgery and involves surgical procedures done on the stomach and/or intestines to help a person lose weight. This is usually considered an option for persons who have a Body Mass Index (BMI) above 40. It is also an option for people with a BMI of 35 to 40 who are experiencing serious health problems as a direct result of the obesity such as Type II diabetes, sleep apnea, or heart disease. Lower-risk procedures such as gastric banding and gastric sleeve are sometimes offered to patients with a BMI of 30-35 on a case-by-case basis.
We offer all 4 main bariatric surgeries available today, as well as bariatric revisions in select cases. We feel a comprehensive approach is in the best interest of our patients and do not subscribe to a one-size-fits-all solution to obesity.
If you feel like surgery is not for you, but you still want to lose weight and improve your overall health, we offer the non-surgical OBALON gastric balloon, as well as comprehensive medical weight loss programs with pharmacologic support such as Adipex (Phentermine), Contrave, or Saxenda.
To learn more about Bariatric Surgery or to schedule a consultation with Dr. Houston, please call us at (615) 342-5820 or complete our contact form.