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BMI of Texas Selected to Participate in Lap-Band Total Care™ Out of Towner Network
Date:5/24/2010

Lap-Band and REALIZE adjustable gastric band patients visiting or relocating to San Antonio can access expert aftercare at BMI of Texas.

(PRWEB) May 24, 2010 -- The Bariatric Medical Institute of Texas (“BMI of Texas”), which specializes in a variety of weight loss surgery procedures in Texas, today announced its participation in Allergan’s LAP-BAND® Total Care™ Out of Towner Network, which allows bariatric patients who are visiting San Antonio or relocating to San Antonio to access expert aftercare at BMI of Texas.

Adjustable gastric band patients need to have their bands adjusted regularly in order to achieve optimal weight loss,” said Dr. Terive Duperier, a San Antonio bariatric surgeon and co-founder of BMI of Texas. “We can help band patients who are visiting San Antonio or have moved here from another city. Whether they have a REALIZE band or a LAP-BAND, our highly-trained team can assess their situation and perform the appropriate band fill.”

BMI of Texas is one of the only practices in the nation that performs fluoroscopic assisted band adjustments in the office. Patients interested in the BMI of Texas aftercare program can learn more information on the company’s Website or by contacting its office at (210) 615-8500. According to Allergan, practices which are committed to providing access to expert aftercare for LAP-BAND patients are designated as members of its Out of Towner Network.

BMI of Texas, located in San Antonio's Medical Center area, helps patients achieve their weight loss goals through various surgical procedures including gastric bypass, adjustable gastric band and sleeve gastrectomy. For patients who experience some weight regain after surgery, BMI of Texas offers some new endoscopic procedures, such as Stomaphyx. Endoscopy is a safe, non-surgical technique where the surgeon inserts a scope through the patient’s mouth, down the esophagus, and into the stomach pouch. With Stomaphyx, the gastroscope is inserted into the patient’s mouth down into an existing gastric pouch and ‘sutures’ are used to make the original gastric pouch smaller.

BMI of Texas assists patients throughout their entire weight loss journey. After attending a free, educational seminar, patients are assigned a patient advocate to help coordinate the extensive paperwork and insurance stipulations necessary for surgical intervention. Post-operatively, the doctors continue to follow their patients to ensure long-term weight loss success. As part of its comprehensive program, BMI of Texas offers an on-site dietitian for nutritional counseling and hosts support groups where post-op patients can discuss a wide variety of issues, such as relationships and dietary concerns. In addition, the practice’s Web site includes a calculator for prospective patients to calculate their BMI at bmioftexas.com/default/bmi-calculator.

Dr. Duperier and his partner, Dr. Michael Seger, have been performing bariatric surgery in San Antonio for years, and are recognized by peers and patients for their excellent surgical skills and patient care. Visit bmioftexas.com/media-center.html to view the successful results they have helped achieve for several of their weight loss surgery patients. In addition to their bariatric surgery practice, the surgeons perform a full spectrum of advanced laparoscopic procedures, including laparoscopic Nissen Fundoplication (anti-reflux surgery), laparoscopic colon surgery, laparoscopic pancreatic surgery, and laparoscopic hernia surgeries.

About BMI of Texas:

Founded in 2008, the Bariatric Medical Institute of Texas is focused on helping patients achieve their long-term weight loss goals. More information on the practice can be found online at bmioftexas.com.

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