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Weight loss surgery

Weight loss surgery, also known as bariatric surgery, is performed on patients with obesity. There are several types of bariatric procedures, but all focus on making modifications to the digestive system with the goal of significant weight loss.

Bariatric surgery in San Antonio

We understand that bariatric surgery is not just about shedding pounds—it's about regaining control over your health and life.

At Methodist Hospital Landmark, we recognize that bariatric surgery is a life-changing decision that can lead to improved health, increased mobility and a higher quality of life. We proudly offer a comprehensive range of bariatric surgery options to help you achieve your weight-loss goals safely and effectively. 

Our bariatric surgery program

Our weight loss center provides a supportive and uplifting environment, which is crucial for patients who are considering or undergoing weight loss treatments, since a positive atmosphere can significantly impact your experience and overall success in your weight loss journey. We offer a comprehensive range of weight loss options, including surgical and non-surgical treatments. Our non-surgical weight loss options include medications like semaglutide and other other recently available GLP-1 medications. If surgery is the most suitable option, we will thoroughly discuss each surgical procedure and explain why we believe it is the best choice for your specific needs.

The bariatric surgeries we offer include sleeve gastrectomy, Roux-en-Y gastric bypass, duodenal switch and revisional bariatric surgery. Our physicians use minimal invasive techniques for the vast majority of their surgeries, which allows for smaller incisions and a faster recovery.

When you visit our center, you will meet with a with a board-certified surgeon, trained in the most up to date weight loss methods including medications, surgical options and necessary dietary and lifestyle modifications. We work closely with our patients to tailor our recommendations to meet their individual needs. Our registered dietician and diabetes educator also offers a wide variety of information that is vital to successful and long term weight loss.

Our care philosophy

When you visit us, you can anticipate collaborating closely with our physician and team. We approach each patient's care as if they were family, while also working diligently together to attain the desired results. We are committed to being transparent and honest with patients regarding the expected outcomes of any medications or surgical procedures we recommend.

Types of bariatric surgery offered

The Methodist Hospital Landmark Bariatric and Weight Loss Center provides various bariatric surgery options:

Gastric banding

This procedure involves placing a band around the upper stomach to create smaller and larger sections, helping patients feel full sooner. We also offer adjustments or removal for previous gastric band procedures.

Sleeve gastrectomy (gastric sleeve)

A sleeve-shaped stomach section is created, reducing its size and altering gut hormones to decrease hunger and improve blood glucose control.

Gastric bypass (Roux-en-Y)

This surgery staples a small pouch in the stomach and connects it to the small intestine, bypassing a portion of the digestive tract to aid weight loss.

Duodenal switch

The duodenal switch is a bariatric procedure involving a stomach sleeve and a bypass of most small intestines. It creates a smaller stomach pouch and changes the digestive tract to reduce food intake and nutrient absorption. With the average patient losing 85 percent of the excess weight, it is widely considered the option for the greatest weight loss. It also results in diabetes remission in 99 percent of cases two years after surgery.

Bariatric revision surgery

For complications or inadequate weight loss after previous procedures, revision surgery helps correct issues and improve results.

The Landmark Bariatric and Weight Loss Center also offers robotic weight-loss surgery featuring smaller incisions, reduced discomfort, less scarring, and faster recovery using state-of-the-art technology.

Candidates for weight loss surgery

General requirements to establish candidacy are BMI of 30 + or BMI of 27 + with an existing obesity-related medical condition such as: type 2 diabetes, hypertension, high cholesterol, coronary artery disease, obstructive sleep apnea, osteoarthritis, pseudotumor cerebri. Requirements for weight loss surgery vary among insurances. Our dedicated patient advocates work closely with each patient to review insurance requirements for surgery in detail. Generally, 18-65 is the age range of patients, however each patient is unique and treated as such. There is no absolute upper limit.

Additional benefits of our weight loss program

In addition to a comprehensive range of weight loss options, including surgical and non-surgical treatments, we also provide educational resources and counseling to help you make informed decisions about your care. These support groups and follow-up care options can be instrumental in helping you maintain their weight loss long-term. Other benefits of our program include:

  • Lifelong care and support – Our dedicated patient advocates provide thorough guidance in obtaining necessary preoperative medical and psychosocial clearances before surgery. Our support extends beyond the preoperative process. Achieving lasting weight loss requires a robust support system and lifelong care. We provide follow-up visits, monthly support groups, nutritional workshops and cooking classes in our in-house kitchen. Our in-house kitchen offers comprehensive care without the need to travel far from our primary location.
  • Support groups – We provide support groups where you can share your experiences, challenges and successes with others who are on a similar journey.
  • Follow-up care – Our team implements a comprehensive follow-up care program to monitor progress, address any concerns and provide ongoing support.
  • Experienced and compassionate staff – Our staff is experienced, knowledgeable, and compassionate, providing you with the highest level of care and support. Our physicians and team take pride in creating a nurturing environment that empowers you to take control of your health and achieve your weight loss goals.

Landmark Bariatric and Weight Loss Center

Hear from our surgeons on what services we offer at Landmark Bariatric and Weight Loss Center.

Our Weight loss surgery Locations

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Methodist Hospital Landmark
5510 Presidio Parkway
San Antonio, TX 78249
 (210) 583 - 7200

Currently Viewing:

Methodist Hospital Landmark
5510 Presidio Parkway
San Antonio, TX 78249
 (210) 583 - 7200
Methodist Hospital Landmark Bariatric and Weight Loss Center
5510-B Presidio Parkway
Third Floor, Suite 2316
San Antonio, TX 78249
 (210) 874 - 3732

0.0 miles

Methodist Hospital Specialty and Transplant
8026 Floyd Curl Dr
San Antonio, TX 78229
 (210) 575 - 8110

5.0 miles