Corpus Christi Bariatric Surgeon
5826 Esplande Dr, Suite 102
Corpus Christi, Texas 78414 US
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Board Certifications

Board-certified by the American Board of Surgery - General


American Society for Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery (ASMBS)

Consultation Fee

Patients are asked to attend a free informational seminar prior to their initial consultation. The seminar, which reviews the basics of weight loss surgery, is held weekly.

Hospital Privileges

Dr. Stegemann has hospital affiliations at Bay Area Hospital, Methodist Hospital System, Northeast Baptist Hospital.


  • Undergraduate & Medical School

    Medical: MD, University of Texas Health Science Center-Houston
  • Post-Medical School Training

    Residencies: General Surgery, University Of Texas Health Science Center, San Antonio

Treatments offered at The Better Weight Center

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Sleeve Gastrectomy and Vitamins

Almost all of the vitamins and minerals that we get come from our food. Couple this with the knowledge of what is in the standard American diet and... READ MORE

Gastric Balloon - Is a Numbing Spray Better Than Sedation?

The good new is that this may not be an "Either/Or Question"! Gastric balloons are most commonly placed endoscopically.  That means... READ MORE

Weight Gain After Bariatric Surgery

After a gastric bypass, most patients will lose weight for about 12 months and will then "settle out". This second phase which I refer to as... READ MORE

1 in 50 Gastric Bypass Patients Die Within 1 Month, is This True?

Weight loss surgery has come a long way since it's introduction in the 1960's.  In fact according to a government report released in... READ MORE

How do bariatric surgeons feel about vegans?

I think most bariatric surgeons believe in good, sound nutrition, regardless of how you choose to get that nutrition in your body. Most of the vegans... READ MORE

Can Gastric Bypass be reversed?

It is a common misperception that a gastric bypass can not be reversed. In fact, many people will choose a different operation because they have been... READ MORE

Am I still a Candidate for Gastric Bypass if I have Ceoliac Disease?

I am not aware of any problems with patient's who have celiac disease having a gastric bypass as long as they continue to avoid gluten after... READ MORE

How Can I Determine How Much my Excess Skin Weighs? (photo)

This is a difficult question to answer because it is highly variable. In general, when a patient has a body lift (in general the preferred procedure... READ MORE

I've Had Multiple Pre-Op Consults, What Is My Gastric Bypass Wait Period If I've Moved Since Then?

Honestly, I see both sides of the argument here. Many surgeons no longer require you to come to an information session as they provide them on-line or... READ MORE

How Much Does Stomach Stapling Cost?

This financial aspect of this question is answered by some of the other experts below, but I wanted to take a second to talk about a broader topic... READ MORE

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