Center for Obesity and Metabolic Surgery

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Surgical, Endoscopic and Medical Therapies for Weight Loss

UTMB’s Center for Obesity and Metabolic Surgery offers you the comprehensive health care resources only an academic health center can provide. We offer complete care devoted to bariatric surgery. UTMB can help you achieve the success you desire, through:

  • High-quality weight management services in a compassionate and healing environment. We treat both the body and mind.
  • A multidisciplinary team of physicians and surgeons to evaluate your specific needs and provide the most appropriate medical and/or surgical treatment options available.
  • Support from clinical and counseling psychologists, registered dietitians, physical therapists and other clinical personnel, as needed.

Our services include:

Watch video animations of these procedures below...

Gastric Band


Gastric Bypass


Gastric Sleeve (Sleeve Gastrectomy)

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Watch a video overview of the three most common surgical interventions for weight loss (larger files are below):










The Gastric Bypass Procedure was recently featured on 60 Minutes. The segment provides an exceptional look into how bariatric surgery is truly saving lives, is curing Type II Diabetes, is reducing high blood pressure, and in many instances is leading to patients going home with little to no dependence on prescription medicine after surgery. Imagine a day with a cure for diabetes and a reduction in dependency on medication treatment. Please view the story online.

Animations courtesy of Ethicon.

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