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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.
Undergraduate & Medical SchoolMedical: MD, University of Texas Health Science Center-Houston
Post-Medical School TrainingResidencies: General Surgery, University Of Texas Health Science Center, San Antonio
Treatments offered at The Better Weight Center
Most popular answers from Lloyd Stegemann, MD, FASMBS
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
The good new is that this may not be an "Either/Or Question"! Gastric balloons are most commonly placed endoscopically. That means... READ MORE
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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