Bariatric surgery at Methodist Hospital Specialty and Transplant
Methodist Hospital Specialty and Transplant in San Antonio is home to the Methodist Weight Loss Center, a comprehensive surgical weight loss program that ensures each patient receives an individualized care plan to successfully navigate the weight loss journey.
Our goal is to understand your personal needs and your health background to ensure we create the safest surgical weight loss plan for you. We encourage the involvement of loved ones as a support system to making lifelong changes as a part of the weight loss journey.
To speak to a weight loss specialist about the right next step for you, call us today at (210) 507-0957.
About our program
At Methodist Hospital Specialty and Transplant, we are focused on upholding the highest standard of care with personalized treatment plans. Our Methodist Weight Loss Center is designated as American Society for Metabolic Surgery Bariatric Surgery Centers of Excellence®.
Metabolic and bariatric surgery accreditation
As a Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery Accreditation and Quality Improvement Program (MBSAQIP), our skilled bariatric surgeons and weight loss teams in San Antonio provide comprehensive care and support throughout your weight loss journey.
Common medical conditions paired with morbid obesity we treat:
- High blood pressure
- Obstructive sleep apnea, breathing failure
- Degeneration of weight-bearing joints in hips, knees, ankles and feet
- Gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD)
- Sleep apnea
Weight loss surgery services we offer:
Our weight loss surgeons provide excellent and compassionate care for patients offering a variety of bariatric surgery options to ensure the best option for each patient.
- Roux-en-Y gastric bypass (RYGB)
- Sleeve gastrectomy
- Adjustable gastric band surgeries
- Duodenal Switch
- Intestinal pylorus-sparing (SIPS)
- Minimally invasive procedures
- Robotic- assisted bariatric surgery
Minimally invasive procedures
Robot-assisted bariatric surgery is a minimally invasive method that results in improved accuracy and shorter recovery time. Using this method, our surgeons will make a small incision and insert a camera. The 3D view allows the surgeon to make precise micro-movements to complete the surgery. This method causes less scarring and lowers the chance of infection.
Weight loss patient journeys
At Methodist Weight Loss Centers, we understand that every patient is unique and each journey is different.
Weight Loss Patient Journey
The Methodist Weight Loss Centers offer outstanding support to our patients before, during and after weight loss surgery. We offer these support services to help keep you on track with your weight loss goals.
Our Bariatric seminars are designed to help you learn more about how you can lose weight safely.
Our seminars are held quarterly from 5:30pm to 7:00pm
The pre-surgical class is designed to ensure that you are ready for surgery and to address any questions or concerns. We also offer a monthly support group and educational classes led by our Behavioral Health team with scheduled visits from our surgeons and dietitians.
Our free bariatric support group gives individuals a safe place to receive encouragement and establish resources for their weight loss journey.
Our support group meets every second Wednesday of the month from 5:30pm to 6:30pm
Additional educational opportunities
To speak to a weight loss specialist about the right next step for you or to joint one of our seminars or support groups, call us today at (210) 507-0957
Frequently Asked Questions
January 21, 2020
A heart-healthy diet is not about deprivation. It is about eating more--more fruits, more vegetables, more whole grains, and more unsaturated fats.
January 21, 2020
A lot of sugar adds up to a lot of calories, as well as potential health issues.
Bariatric surgery at Methodist Healthcare
Bariatric surgery, also commonly referred to as weight loss surgery, is generally performed on patients struggling with obesity. There are several types of bariatric surgery, but they all aim to decrease food intake with the goal of rapid weight loss.Learn about Bariatric surgery
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