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Bariatric Surgery & Weight Loss

At Texas Laparoscopic Consultants, we’ve been helping people
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We create personalized treatment plans that take into account your health, lifestyle, and weight loss goals. Forget the fad diets and learn how to achieve long-lasting weight loss success.

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Life-Changing
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Read inspiring stories and see before and after photos of real patients who have lost weight and improved their health with help from the team at TLC.

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Over 15,000 Satisfied
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Our Bariatric Surgeons

Our Bariatric Surgeons

Sherman C. Yu, M.D, FACS

Board-Certified Surgeon, American Board of Surgery

Dr. Sherman Yu offers advanced minimally invasive weight loss treatment options in Houston. He has been named a “Centers of Excellence Surgeon” and an “America’s Top Surgeon” in recognition of his extensive experience, surgical skill, and dedication to his patients. A Houston native, Dr. Yu earned his medical degree from Baylor College of Medicine and received fellowship training in minimally invasive and robotic surgery at the University of Texas Health Science Center.

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Our Bariatric Surgeons

Terry Scarborough, M.D, FACS

Board-Certified Surgeon, American Board of Surgery

Dr. Terry Scarborough is a highly experienced bariatric surgeon with a passion for helping people in Houston live healthier lives. He is an authority in minimally invasive surgical techniques and he specializes in personalized weight loss procedures. Dr. Scarborough received his medical degree from the University of New Mexico School of Medicine and went on to complete a surgical residency and a laparoscopic surgical fellowship at Baylor University.

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Our Bariatric Surgeons

Sheilendra Suresh Mehta, MD, FACS

Board-Certified Surgeon, American Board of Surgery

Dr. Sheilendra Suresh Mehta is a bariatric surgeon and the Medical Director of the Bariatric Surgery Program at Memorial Hermann Sugarland Hospital. He is dedicated to providing comprehensive care for patients seeking weight loss solutions as well as treatment for heartburn and acid reflux. Dr. Mehta is a Texas native and earned his medical degree at the University of Texas and completed a minimally invasive surgical fellowship at The Methodist Hospital in Houston.

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Procedures

Gastric Sleeve

Gastric Sleeve, or vertical sleeve gastrectomy (VSG), is the most commonly performed weight loss surgery in the U.S.1 This procedure involves permanent removal of a large portion of the stomach, leaving a smaller stomach that restricts food intake and allows patients to feel full with fewer calories. Gastric Sleeve can reduce cravings and improve health issues such as Type 2 diabetes, hypertension, and sleep apnea.2
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Gastric Bypass

Gastric Bypass Surgery is a restrictive and malabsorptive procedure, which means that it limits food intake by reducing stomach capacity and also changes how nutrients are absorbed by the body. Gastric Bypass can help patients lose up to 60% of excess weight and also improve health conditions, including Type 2 diabetes, acid reflux, and sleep apnea.4
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Duodenal Switch

Biliopancreatic Diversion with Duodenal Switch (BPD) is a weight loss surgery that can benefit patients with severe obesity and significantly improve diabetes and hypertension.5 This procedure, and a variation called Loop Duodenal Switch, reduce the size of the stomach and also change the way that food is digested and absorbed.
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Weight Loss Surgery Revision

Sometimes we need a second chance to reach our goal. If you have had gastric band, gastric bypass or gastric sleeve surgery, but you didn’t get the results you want or you have gained the weight back, we can help. We offer a variety of surgical and non-surgical bariatric surgery revision options.
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Gastric Band

Adjustable Gastric Band Surgery can be an effective option for long-term weight loss. In this surgery, the stomach is not permanently altered. In order to restrict food intake, a specialized belt-like device is placed around the stomach to help patients feel full with less food and fewer calories.
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Endoscopic Sleeve Gastroplasty

Endoscopic Sleeve Gastroplasty (ESG) is a minimally invasive weight loss procedure that does not require any incisions. This non-surgical procedure utilizes an endoscopic suturing device to access the stomach through the mouth and reduce the capacity of the stomach without cutting or removing any part of it. ESG has been proven effective for significant weight loss for patients with obesity.3
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Gastric Balloon

This innovative non-surgical weight loss solution can be a great option for patients who would like to lose 20 to 40 pounds, but have struggled to achieve weight loss through diet and exercise alone. The balloon is placed in the stomach temporarily, and patients learn healthy eating habits. At TLC, we offer a variety of gastric balloon options, including a swallowable gastric balloon.
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Patient Transformations

Patient:

Nocona

Surgery:

Gastric Sleeve

What TLC has done for me is to offer me the lifestyle that allows me to train for the Iron Man. It’s given me the chance to live a healthy new life.

Nocona’s Patient Story
apostrophe icon It all started with a swim 4 months after my surgery; then I added biking and running and poof, on Mother’s Day of 2012 I became a triathlete and I was hooked. I signed up for more tri’s that summer. By the time I reached my one-year “sleeve-iversary” I had completed 3 sprint triathlons.”
Julie, Gastric Sleeve Patient

1 American Society for Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery. Estimate of Bariatric Surgery Numbers, 2011-2017. Available: https://asmbs.org/resources/estimate-of-bariatric-surgery-numbers Accessed November 5, 2019.
2 Noria SF, Grantcharov T. Biological effects of bariatric surgery on obesity-related comorbidities. Can J Surg. 2013 Feb;56(1):47-57. doi: 10.1503/cjs.036111.
3 Endoscopic Sleeve Gastroplasty Alters Gastric Physiology and Induces Loss of Body Weight in Obese Individuals. Clinical Gastroenterology and Hepatology January 2017 Volume 15, Issue 1, Pages 37–43.e1
4 Mayo Clinic. Gastric bypass (Roux-en-y). Available: https://www.mayoclinic.org/tests-procedures/gastric-bypass-surgery/about/pac-20385189 Accessed November 5, 2019.
5 Sánchez-Pernaute A, Rubio MA, Pérez-Aguirre E, et al. Single-anastomosis duodenoileal bypass with sleeve gastrectomy: metabolic improvement and weight loss in first 100 patients. Surg Obes Relat Dis. 2013;9:731–735

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