Weight-Loss Surgery Procedures at South Texas Health System Heart

Surgeons at South Texas Health System Heart offer both surgical and non-surgical options to help patients lose weight.

Surgical Weight-Loss Options

Learn more about the surgical options for weight loss available at South Texas Health System Heart:

Laparoscopic Gastric Bypass

During laparoscopic gastric bypass surgery, the surgeon creates a small pouch from the top section of the stomach, then attaches it the small intestine. This restricts the amount of food you can eat and causes you to absorb fewer calories, which will help you lose weight.

Laparoscopic Sleeve Gastrectomy

During a sleeve gastrectomy, the surgeon permanently removes about 60 to 80 percent of the stomach. The part of the stomach that remains is connected to the esophagus and small intestine, forming the shape of a sleeve. This procedure offers an alternative for those who are at a high risk with gastric bypass surgery, or those who want to avoid having artificial items in their body.

Lap-Band® System

Also known as known as gastric banding surgery, the Lap-Band system helps you lose weight by limiting the amount of food your stomach can hold using an adjustable band. When combined with a healthy lifestyle after surgery, it can be an extremely effective treatment, especially for those with a lower body mass index (BMI).

OverStitch™ Revision Procedure

People who have had weight-loss surgery but are still struggling with weight gain have a new option with the OverStitch Endoscopic Suturing System. Sometimes, the opening into the stomach gradually expands after surgery. As it expands, people who've had weight-loss surgery may feel less full and begin eating larger portions of food. The OverStitch procedure decreases the size of the opening into the stomach so it returns to the previous form after the original surgery.

Revision Surgery

Revision surgery can help those who previously had a bariatric procedure but did not lose weight as quickly as expected or who have regained weight. Revision surgery can be used to correct the original procedure or to convert the existing surgery into another treatment option.

Attend a Weight-Loss Seminar

Attend a free seminar to learn more about weight-loss surgery.

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Non-Surgical Weight-Loss Procedures

Learn more about the non-surgical procedures available at South Texas Health System Heart:

ORBERA™ Intragastric Balloon System

The Orbera system includes a lightweight, durable weight-loss balloon that is designed to fit comfortably inside your stomach. The balloon is a temporary tool that takes up space inside your stomach to make you feel full to help encourage portion control and help you lose weight.

Obalon® Balloon System

The Obalon® Balloon System provides an option for patients who have struggled to lose weight but cannot or do not want to have weight-loss surgery. The system includes swallowable, lightweight balloons that take up space in your stomach, enabling you to feel full and eat less.

Join a Weight-Loss Support Group

Our weight-loss support group is open to anyone who has ever had surgery or anyone considering surgery.

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Individual results may vary. There are risks associated with any surgical procedure. Talk with your doctor about these risks to find out if weight-loss surgery is right for you.

Contact Us

For more information on weight-loss surgery at South Texas Health System Heart, call 956-994-2734.