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5 out of 5 stars ORBERA Intragastric Balloon

I Am the Exception! - Houston, TX

I was very prepared for the "bad" until my body adjusted to the ballon. I am here so say I never saw the bad. I slept most of the day after procedure but drank my broth and had very few cramps. I was never nauseous... Never vomited... Could only tell the ballon was there on a few occasions while lying in bed on my back. I started regular diet on day 12, I am up to working out an hour and a...

Board Certifications

Board-certified by the American Board of Internal Medicine


  • Undergraduate & Medical School

    Undergraduate: BS, Chemistry, Colegio Israelita dc Mexico, 1977
    Medical: MD, Universidad Nacional Autonoma de Mexico, 1984
  • Post-Medical School Training

    Internship: Internal Medicine, University of Wisconsin, Milwaukee, WI
    Residency: Internal Medicine, University of Wisconsin, Milwaukee, WI
    Gastroenterology, University of Texas Health Science Center, Houston, TX
    Advanced Therapeutic Endoscopy, The Wellesley Hospital, Toronto, Canada, 1993

Treatments offered at Greater Houston Gastroenterology

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How much is the cost approximately?

There is variation to the cost, between 8000-13000. The higher prices are usually for procedures performed in hospitals. When the procedure is... READ MORE

Can you be a light smoker and still get the Orbera Balloon Procedure?

Thank you for your question. Yes, you can have the Orbera balloon placed if you are a smoker. I would advise against smoking for other reasons. It is... READ MORE

How can I lower my BMI from a 36.6 to a 34 in 2 months?

Thank you for your question. Your best would be dieting first. While you may have tried that before, I do not know which plan you tried. I would... READ MORE

Being 5'4 what weight should I be?

Thank you for your question. Age is important in the overall context of your question. I presume that if you are asking "If I get to 180" then you may... READ MORE

I am 19, 5'4, and 140 pounds. What is the best and safest weightloss supplement for me?

Thank you for your question. My recommendation for someone in your age group is to achieve your weight loss by dieting and exercising. You do not want... READ MORE

Should you get the Orbera if you have gallstones?

Thank you for your question. The answer is yes. But here are some considerations. Presumably the gallstones are not causing symptoms. If that is the... READ MORE

Can HCG and Ideal Protien Diet work together to get better results? Especially in the first 3 weeks of dieting?

I would not advise combining the diets. There is no need and their effect is not potentiated. Both are good options but I favor Ideal Protein since it... READ MORE

I need to lose 80 lbs with a BMI of 39, is the Gastric Balloon a good option? I ask this, as I am not wanting to do the sleeve?

I think the key component of your question is to jump start your weight loss. You have proven yourself that you can lose weight and keep it off. With... READ MORE

Will I have loose skin after weight loss? (Photo)

Thank you for your question. There are multiple factors that play a role in your skin elasticirty and its capacity to accomodate without sagging after... READ MORE

Is it safe for someone under age to take Garcinia Cambogia weight loss pills? (photos)

Garcinia Cambogia is a supplement to suppress appetite. Its effects are modest and as sole mode of intervention is not adequate. It is not a... READ MORE

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