According to statistics from the CDC, more than one-third of all American adults are obese. When left untreated, obesity can potentially result in life-threatening conditions such as heart disease, stroke, type 2 diabetes and cancer, among others. Many people who are obese or overweight have tried a combination of diets, exercise programs, medications and other interventions without achieving long-term success. However, bariatric surgery has been proven to help overweight individuals lose weight, become healthier, and keep the weight off for the long-term.
Bariatric surgery, or weight-loss surgery, helps individuals lose weight by reducing the size of the stomach, or by rerouting the digestive system so that they absorb fewer calories from the food they eat. Following surgery, patients are able to eat smaller portion sizes, yet still feel full and satisfied. We will help you navigate through these changes.
We offer multiple types of bariatric surgeries because we know that your care is not one-size-fits-all. Whichever method you choose to achieve long-term health and weight loss, our Bariatric Center of Excellence is the prime choice in receiving your care.
Weight Loss Services and Programs
Read more about Roux-en-Y Gastric Bypass, Sleeve Gastrectomy, Biliopancreatic Diversion with Duodenal Switch, Laparoscopic Adjustable Band, and Revisional Bariatric Surgery.
Orbera Intragastric Balloon
UMC Health System is the first in West Texas to offer the latest in nonsurgical weight loss program: the Orbera® intragastric balloon. It provides a new option for adults with a BMI of 30-40, and a related health condition, who haven’t succeeded at diet and exercise alone and to not want or do not qualify for bariatric surgery.
Resources and Support
Bariatric Success Stories
Watch some of our success stories below to learn how simple bariatric surgery can be and how it changes your life for the better.
Watch Bariatric Seminars
Watch our bariatric seminars including an introduction, an in depth discussion by Dr. Goyal, a dietary plan, and medical management of obesity seminar.