We can help you start your weight loss journey at HCA Houston Healthcare.

If you are struggling with obesity and traditional weight loss methods haven’t worked for you, then bariatric surgery might be a solution. Undergoing bariatric surgery can improve your life in many ways, from your health to your emotional well-being. Bariatric surgery helps limit food intake and absorption, and it allows for the maintenance of long-term, healthy weight loss goals.

These types of weight loss procedures can dramatically improve and control complications from health conditions such as, Type 2 diabetes, high cholesterol, high blood pressure and sleep apnea. Other benefits of weight loss surgery include:

  • Decreased risk of heart disease
  • Less joint pain
  • Increased fertility during childbearing years
  • Relief from depression due to improved body image

HCA Houston surgical weight loss

At HCA Houston Healthcare, our multidisciplinary teams of weight loss surgeons, registered dietitians and psychologists provide you with the comprehensive care you need before and after surgery, as well as for life after bariatric surgery.

Six of our facilities have earned the highest accreditations from the American College of Surgeons (ACS) and the new, unified Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery Accreditation and Quality Improvement Program (MBSAQIP). These facilities are home to Redefine Clinical Weight Loss, HCA Houston Healthcare's premier bariatric weight loss program.

Our weight loss surgery options

The decision to undergo weight loss surgery will affect you for the rest of your life, and our bariatric surgeons are here to help you every step of the way. Depending on your condition, your bariatric surgeon will help you determine which type of weight loss surgery is best for you. The types of bariatric surgeries that HCA Houston offers include:

  • Adjustable gastric band—an inflatable ring is placed around the top portion of the stomach, creating a tiny pouch that restricts food consumption. This restriction allows you to feel full faster.
  • BPD with duodenal switch—in biliopancreatic diversion with duodenal switch, a surgeon removes part of the stomach and reroutes food away from the upper part of the small intestine to change the way foods are broken down.
  • Gastric balloon—a non-surgical procedure that involves the physician placing and inflating a balloon in the stomach in order to reduce stomach capacity. Gastric balloons help patients adjust their portion size, resulting in weight loss, combined with a healthy diet, over time.
  • Roux-en-Y gastric bypass (RYGB)—a small pouch is created in the stomach with staples to restrict the amount of food the patient can consume to about one ounce. A Roux-en-Y procedure can lead to significant metabolic changes that eliminate diabetes in 85 percent of patients.
  • Revision bariatric surgery—for those who have experienced unsatisfactory weight loss results, revision bariatric surgery is an option. The type of revision surgery varies based upon which bariatric surgery you initially received. Revision surgery can be performed for multiple reasons, such as to improve or repair a past bariatric surgery or to change the type of bariatric surgery performed. For example, some patients who receive revision bariatric surgery switch from a gastric bypass to a gastric sleeve.
  • Sleeve gastrectomy—a surgeon creates a small, sleeve-shaped stomach that is slightly larger than the pouch created during gastric bypass. This surgery is completed with a small incision and permanently reduces the size of the stomach by about 85 percent.