San Antonio Bariatric Surgeon
9618 Huebner Rd., Ste. #202
San Antonio, Texas 78240 US
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5 out of 5 stars Gastric Bypass

Dr. Pilcher is the BEST!

Dr Pilcher is a true blessing! He has the best bedside manner and is very knowledgeable and experienced in bariatric surgery. I am 2 years post op GB. Dr. Pilcher has always been available for questions and concerns. He scheduled follow up visits to ensure my continued progress. He showed me he was genuinely concerned and ready to answer any questions for me. I have had a great journey...

5 out of 5 stars Sleeve Gastrectomy

1st Step to the Rest of Your Best Life!

Dr. Pilcher has been my life saver! Since my first consultation, to my recent 6 month follow up, he has always been extremely professional, very attentive, and very down to earth! There is no one like him!

*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

Memberships

American Society for Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery (ASMBS)

Consultation Fee

At initial consultation, patients meet with their Surgeon, practice Dietician, and Insurance Coordinator

Hospital Privileges

Dr. Pilcher has hospital affiliations at Cumberland Surgical Hospital, Foundation Surgical Hospital, Christus Alamo Heights, Methodist Specialty & Transplant Hospital, Northeast Baptist Hospital.

Education

  • Undergraduate & Medical School

    Medical: MD, University of Virginia, 1990
  • Post-Medical School Training

    Residency: General Surgery, University of Virginia, 1995

Treatments offered at Sage Bariatric Institute

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Am 23 years old, 5ft 1, and my weight is 20 stone 5lbs. I have tried everything to lose weight, never works. What can I do?

Fiona, Your are a young person with a serious weight issue. You've written (appropriately) that you've tried everything to lose weight, and I'm going... READ MORE

Is gastric bypass surgery right for me?

Kaceety, You're too young to have your joints destroyed by your weight! Also, you may not feel it but I'm certain that your other organ systems are... READ MORE

Can I have a gastric bypass? (Photo)

Yes, revising from Band to Gastric Bypass is likely to be medically appropriate. In fact, you're not alone. Many people have Bands that work for a few... READ MORE

I'm 45 years old and 5'7" and had the gastric bypass in 1998. Can I have the gastric sleeve since I gained weight back?

Connie, You aren't alone with this problem. Bariatric surgery can be a powerful tool to get control of the metabolic obesity disease, but... READ MORE

Am I too big for bypass surgery?

Although you're larger than some people who undergo bariatric surgery, it's not too late for you. Based on your description, you absolutely are an... READ MORE

Had hernia surgery with mesh. Would I be eligible for any bariatric weight loss surgery?

Yes, You can still have gastric bypass after a mesh hernia repair. It certainly will be smart to let your surgeon know about this history so they... READ MORE

Gastric Bypass: need a stoma repair, insurance has clause against bariatric surgeries, is there a way around that?

You aren't alone. Although the gastric bypass is a really powerful intervention and tool that helps bring the obesity disease under better control,... READ MORE

Should I tell my doctor I got gastric sleeve?

We all hate to be judged, so your concern is perfectly reasonable. It's also true that most docs outside the bariatric community still believe... READ MORE

I was a candidate for sleeve or bypass with silasticRing. Can I ever get pregnant after? Can I give a vaginal birth with bypass?

Carrying a baby after bariatric surgery is typically LESS risky for Mom and for baby than having a baby at a morbidly obese weight. HOWEVER, it is... READ MORE

I'm having my surgery beginning of June preparing my body already wondering if I can have small amount of popcorn? (Photo)

Most bariatric programs advise against popcorn, since this is based on corn which is a carbohydrate. Having said that, your question really should be... READ MORE

Qualifications
Experience
Practicing for 22 year.
Board Certifications
Board-certified by the American Board of Surgery - General
Memberships
American Society for Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery (ASMBS)
Consultation Fee

At initial consultation, patients meet with their Surgeon, practice Dietician, and Insurance Coordinator

Hospital Privileges
Dr. Pilcher has hospital affiliations at Cumberland Surgical Hospital, Foundation Surgical Hospital, Christus Alamo Heights, Methodist Specialty & Transplant Hospital, Northeast Baptist Hospital.
Education
  • Undergraduate & Medical School

    Medical: MD, University of Virginia, 1990
  • Post-Medical School Training

    Residency: General Surgery, University of Virginia, 1995

Treatments offered at Sage Bariatric Institute


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5 out of 5 stars Gastric Bypass

Dr. Pilcher is the BEST!

Dr Pilcher is a true blessing! He has the best bedside manner and is very knowledgeable and experienced in bariatric surgery. I am 2 years post op GB. Dr. Pilcher has always been available for questions and concerns. He scheduled follow up visits to ensure my continued progress. He showed me he was genuinely concerned and ready to answer any questions for me. I have had a great journey...

5 out of 5 stars Sleeve Gastrectomy

1st Step to the Rest of Your Best Life!

Dr. Pilcher has been my life saver! Since my first consultation, to my recent 6 month follow up, he has always been extremely professional, very attentive, and very down to earth! There is no one like him!



Am 23 years old, 5ft 1, and my weight is 20 stone 5lbs. I have tried everything to lose weight, never works. What can I do?

Fiona, Your are a young person with a serious weight issue. You've written (appropriately) that you've tried everything to lose weight, and I'm going... READ MORE

Is gastric bypass surgery right for me?

Kaceety, You're too young to have your joints destroyed by your weight! Also, you may not feel it but I'm certain that your other organ systems are... READ MORE

Can I have a gastric bypass? (Photo)

Yes, revising from Band to Gastric Bypass is likely to be medically appropriate. In fact, you're not alone. Many people have Bands that work for a few... READ MORE

I'm 45 years old and 5'7" and had the gastric bypass in 1998. Can I have the gastric sleeve since I gained weight back?

Connie, You aren't alone with this problem. Bariatric surgery can be a powerful tool to get control of the metabolic obesity disease, but... READ MORE

Am I too big for bypass surgery?

Although you're larger than some people who undergo bariatric surgery, it's not too late for you. Based on your description, you absolutely are an... READ MORE

Had hernia surgery with mesh. Would I be eligible for any bariatric weight loss surgery?

Yes, You can still have gastric bypass after a mesh hernia repair. It certainly will be smart to let your surgeon know about this history so they... READ MORE

Gastric Bypass: need a stoma repair, insurance has clause against bariatric surgeries, is there a way around that?

You aren't alone. Although the gastric bypass is a really powerful intervention and tool that helps bring the obesity disease under better control,... READ MORE

Should I tell my doctor I got gastric sleeve?

We all hate to be judged, so your concern is perfectly reasonable. It's also true that most docs outside the bariatric community still believe... READ MORE

I was a candidate for sleeve or bypass with silasticRing. Can I ever get pregnant after? Can I give a vaginal birth with bypass?

Carrying a baby after bariatric surgery is typically LESS risky for Mom and for baby than having a baby at a morbidly obese weight. HOWEVER, it is... READ MORE

I'm having my surgery beginning of June preparing my body already wondering if I can have small amount of popcorn? (Photo)

Most bariatric programs advise against popcorn, since this is based on corn which is a carbohydrate. Having said that, your question really should be... READ MORE

Treatments offered at Sage Bariatric Institute

Treatments offered at Sage Bariatric Institute

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