Nashville Bariatric Surgeon
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Nashville, Tennessee 37203 US
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5 out of 5 stars Gastric Bypass

Help! My Zipper Was Stuck - Nashville, TN

It has made the different between life and death. I choose LIFE.

*Your results may vary. Any specific claims or permanence length of results vary for each patient and are not guaranteed.

Board Certifications

Board-certified by the American Board of Surgery - General


American Society for Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery (ASMBS)

Hospital Privileges

Dr. Houston has hospital affiliations at Centennial Medical Center.


  • Undergraduate & Medical School

    Medical: MD, University of Louisville School of Medicine
  • Post-Medical School Training

    Residency: University of Cincinnati Hospital
    Fellowship: Advanced Laparoscopic and Bariatric Surgery, Vanderbilt University Medical Center

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What can I do about the bad breath after the balloon?

Bad breath after the balloon is usually caused by food staying in the stomach too long and adhering to the balloon. We recommend liquids for 1-2 days... READ MORE

Is my band too tight or could it be my gall bladder? (Photo)

You probably have a slipped band and would stay on a liquid/protein shake diet until you can be seen (ASAP) by a band surgeon for evaluation. READ MORE

I am curious to know if insurance covers Orbera?

The gastric balloon is not covered by insurance at this time. It is an outpatient procedure so you go home the same day. Generally, patients are on... READ MORE

Can you burst the stitches from your gastric bypass?

Ditto Dr. Nishi's comments. You can absolutely burst your pouch in the first 2 weeks from vomiting/retching. Rupturing the pouch down the road is rare. READ MORE

Does my lap band need to be emptied when I get an endoscopy?

Generally, an EGD is possible without deflation. However, if your band is pretty tight then it may be more difficult. I usually remove some fluid for... READ MORE

No matter what I do I can't seem to lose any real weight. Gastric Bypass Surgery?

At 63 in tall and 230 lbs, your BMI is 40.7. Yes, you are a candidate for weight loss surgery. Contact your local bariatric surgery center of... READ MORE

2 years post band, this week started with burning in throat, indigestion and vomiting after food? No band fill in 12 months.

I agree with Dr. Simpson. Your band is too tight and you need an unfill to relieve the obstruction. The most likely cause is a slippage of the band... READ MORE

Would the parathyroid hormone levels being high be caused by my not faithfully taking my calcium after surgery?

If you had gastric bypass, then you cant absorb calcium well from the foods you eat. Calcium from your diet is mainly absorbed in the portion of the... READ MORE

I had a gastric bypass 10 years ago. I take lots of pain pills and I have gain 24 pounds, How can I lose weight?

I would recommend getting back in to see your surgeon, as well as accessing his aftercare program. Once you get back on track, i think you will be... READ MORE

Which diets pills work well to help my friend lose a lot of weight?

I have found the most success with Phentermine, however you can only obtain by prescription. READ MORE

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