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UT Weight Loss — Mission & Procedures


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Our Mission: UT Center for Bariatric and Metabolic Surgery will work to improve the quality of life of individuals who suffer from morbid obesity, and to prevent or control the complications associated with this disorder. We will use a comprehensive, multidisciplinary program to evaluate, support, educate and treat morbidly obese patients and provide a variety of state-of-the-art bariatric surgical procedures for carefully selected candidates.


According to the Centers for Disease Control & Prevention (CDC), nearly 34% of US adults are obese. What qualifies as obese? People are considered obese if their body mass index – a ratio of height to weight – is 30 or greater. Someone 5 feet 6 inches tall is obese at 186 pounds; a six-foot person is obese at 221 pounds. US obesity stats


Our extensive experience and training program in bariatric surgery since the 1980s maintains our team in the forefront of what continues to be an exciting era. As the provider of choice for patients and doctors in South and Central Texas, our bariatric weight loss team provides exemplary care in terms of safety, expertise and compassion. Patients are cared for by a multidisciplinary team before, during and after surgery. Safety outcomes exceed national averages for bariatric surgical procedures.


Our team approach to caring for our patients does not end after successful surgery and weight loss. We continue to care for our patients in the years to come, finding special joy in the reward of the additional productive and vital years that surgical weight loss brings to our patients' lives.






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