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Bariatric Surgery in Texas

Deciding to undergo weight-loss surgery is often a life-saving choice that will help you reach the quality of life you’ve always wanted. If you’re obese, eating right and exercising regularly may help you lose some of your excess weight, but the combination is often not enough to lose the amount of weight your body needs to reverse your high blood pressure and diabetes, to name only a few health conditions connected to excessive weight. Bariatric surgery in Texas may be your best option.

Texas is the 8th most obese state in the country. In fact, of the top 10 most obese states, the majority of them are in the South. In 2010, almost two million people suffered from type 2 diabetes. At our current rate, that number is expected to climb to 2.8 million by 2030. While unhealthy lifestyle choices contribute to the obesity epidemic, many patients are already predisposed to obesity through genetics. While Dr. Gagner and colleagues continue to fight the stigma of obesity, it continues to exist.

In your initial assessment, Dr. Gagner will thoroughly evaluate the state of your health to determine if you’re a fit candidate for weight-loss surgery, and if so, what procedure is the safest and most likely to give you the results your body needs. Within the first year after your surgery, you can expect dramatic changes.

Dr. Michel Gagner has developed many of the most common procedures that are used today across the globe. He is a pioneer in his field and has performed various bariatric surgeries—such as mini gastric bypass, laparoscopic sleeve gastrectomy, and gastric balloon—in Texas and all over the world. His procedures are as minimally invasive as possible to promote faster healing, shorter down time, and less stress on the body. For more information about our bariatric procedures, contact our Texas location.

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Frequently asked questions

Your recovery from surgery will take place in the surgery center's recovery room for the first night, and then in our Westmount Square convalescent center for the following night.

When will I be able to return to work? Under normal conditions, patients are able to leave their recovery rooms and return home 48 hours after the surgery.

The time required before returning to work depends on the type of work. For desk work, return times are 1-2 weeks post-op. For physical work, return times are 2-6 weeks post-op.