Our Houston Weight Loss Program

Texas Laparoscopic Consultants specializes in effective weight loss solutions for patients in Houston. We offer a wide range of services to meet the needs and goals of anyone interested in a healthier lifestyle. Our program can be tailored to help patients with weight loss goals as modest as 30 pounds, and those seeking to lose several hundred pounds, as well as patients who are looking for a solution to obesity-related health issues such as Type 2 diabetes.

Texas Laparoscopic Consultants

Texas Laparoscopic Consultants is home to well known surgeons Dr. Sherman Yu and Dr. Terry Scarborough. Our clinic is located in Houston, Texas and we aim to provide the utmost patient care. Over 9,000 lives changed and counting!

Laparoscopic Gastric Bypass Surgery

Learn how gastric bypass surgery is conducted, due to the creation of the gastric pouch.

Sleeve Gastrectomy Surgery

Learn how the sleeve gastrectomy procedure works to achieve weight loss.

What is a Gastric Bypass?

Dr. Terry Scarborough at Texas Laparoscopic Consultants provides a brief explanation of the Gastric Bypass or also known as Roux-en-Y Gastric Bypass. We will be discussing the types of patients that are well suited for the gastric bypass.

How Does Lap Band Surgery Work?

Learn how the LAP-BAND adjustable gastric band system achieves weight loss for patients.

Adjustable Gastric Band Surgery

Adjustable gastric band surgery is offered at Texas Laparoscopic Consultants in Houston, Texas. Watch the video and find out how the procedure works.

Dr. Yu Explains the ESG Procedure

In this short video, Dr. Sherman Yu discusses a relatively new procedure, the Endoscopic Sleeve Gastroplasty, or ESG.

What is a Gastric Sleeve?

Dr. Sherman Yu of Texas Laparoscopic Consultants explains the laparoscopic sleeve gastrectomy surgery.

From the Operating Room: Dr. Sherman Yu & The ESG

Dr. Sherman Yu talks about the Endoscopic Sleeve Gastroplasty from the operating room.

Bariatric Surgery Myths Debunked

The video explains common myths around Bariatric Surgery and explains the advances in weight loss surgeries in recent years.

The TLC Difference

As a Centers of Excellence Bariatric program, we believe in providing our patients with a comprehensive weight loss plan and a long-term partner in health. A few things that set TLC apart:

  • A welcoming office where the focus is on the patient.
  • Personalized treatment plans that take into account your individual health, lifestyle, and goals.
  • Experienced surgeons who work together, along with a team of Cardiologists, Pulmonologists, and Critical Care Specialists to make each patient’s surgery and postoperative course as safe as possible.
  • A supportive community and access to the tools you need to maintain successful weight loss.

Our Houston Bariatric Surgeons and Weight Loss Experts

Our surgeons are board-certified and fellowship trained. Dr. Yu, Dr. Scarborough, and Dr. Mehta have performed thousands of laparoscopic weight loss procedures. They are each highly experienced in minimally invasive and single-incision surgery, as well as non-surgical weight loss treatments. Our bariatric surgeons are committed to bringing the most effective and advanced treatments to Houston. Dr. Yu, Dr. Scarborough, and Dr. Mehta are supported by a team of dedicated weight loss experts, including registered dietitians and patient navigators who help guide our patients through every step of the procedure process.

Our Bariatric Nutrition Program

Some of the most common patient questions are about the diet involved in our weight loss program. Our registered dietitians are available to guide patients through pre and post surgery diet guidelines or to provide medically supervised diet plan for non-surgical patients. These nutrition experts will guide you to ensure you eat enough protein and get your vitamins and minerals while eating in a way that will help you safely lose weight. Your dietitian will give you detailed meal plans tailored for your weight loss program. You’ll also have access to instructional videos, motivational tips, and lots of recipes.

Real Patient Results.

At TLC, we admire the courage and motivation that are required to reclaim your health and we are proud of the progress of each of our patients. View our patient gallery to see amazing transformations and read the stories of actual TLC patients who are living their best lives after bariatric surgery. Nocona, a TLC patient, has lost 125 pounds!

Nocona’s Story

Steps Toward Weight Loss Surgery

Have Insurance? Start Here

    • STEP 1: INSURANCE VERIFICATION
      Get a free insurance check to help you determine if your insurance covers weight loss surgery. Many health insurance plans provide coverage for bariatric surgery, but it can be difficult to figure out exactly what your plan covers. Our experienced health insurance navigators will explain any requirements, waiting periods, or prerequisites in your plan. The free insurance check is for your convenience and there is no obligation to move forward.

No Insurance? Start Here

    • STEP 1: SELF-PAY OPTIONS
      Budget-friendly financing can put better health within reach.
      If you do not have insurance coverage for bariatric surgery, or if you choose to self-pay in order to avoid pre-surgical requirements and have more control over your timeline, you have options. We offer pricing packages for self-pay patients and our medical lending partners offer financing with flexible payment plans. Learn more about payment options.
    • STEP 2: CONSULTATION APPOINTMENT
      Your consultation appointment is your opportunity to ask any questions you have about our weight loss program or bariatric surgery. A consultation appointment with one of our experienced weight loss doctors will help you learn about your weight loss options and decide which procedure may be right for you. The doctor will evaluate your health and discuss your medical history and your weight loss goals to determine if you are a candidate for the surgery or non-surgical procedure that you are interested in. If you decide that the TLC program is right for you, we’ll discuss your personalized treatment plan. 
    • STEP 3: PSYCHOLOGICAL EVALUATION AND NUTRITION CLASSES FOR WEIGHT LOSS SURGERY
      The psychological evaluation is your chance to identify and discuss emotional eating habits or underlying challenges that could keep you from following a healthier diet and exercise guidelines. Patients are sometimes surprised by the requirement for a pre-surgical psychological evaluation, but this step plays an important part in the success of your weight loss program. Bariatric surgery is a tool, but patients need to commit to healthy lifestyle changes in order to meet their goals. Our goal is for each patient to clearly understand the work involved in changing their lifestyle and have realistic expectations of life after weight loss surgery. A patient who has an understanding of themselves and this process will be better equipped to handle any challenge they encounter on their journey and have a greater chance of a successful outcome. We also set patients up for long-term success by providing an exclusive nutrition class. This program, created by our Registered Dietitian, will tell you everything you need to know about choosing foods and creating meal plans after bariatric surgery.
    • STEP 4: PRE-SURGICAL MEDICAL APPOINTMENT
      Your doctor will evaluate your health and give you important pre-surgical instructions and information about your upcoming surgery. Every bariatric patient at TLC will have at least one pre-surgical medical appointment scheduled no less than 2 weeks prior to surgery. You may require additional appointments or weight management classes depending on your age, health and medical history. Things that may be performed prior to surgery include an esophagogastroduodenoscopy (EGD), labs, and cardiac testing.
    • STEP 5: PRE-SURGICAL DIET
      In general, bariatric patients will be required to follow a liquid diet for two weeks prior to surgery. Your pre-surgical diet recommendations may vary based on your health and the type of surgery you are having. The required low-carbohydrate, high-protein liquid diet will reduce the size of your liver in preparation for surgery. The pre-surgical bariatric diet plays an important part in the safety of your surgery and recovery, and it is critical that you adhere to the guidelines set by your surgeon and dietitian.
    • STEP 6: SURGERY AND BEYOND
      Your surgical team will provide detailed post-operative instructions and your dietitian will outline meal plans and comprehensive diet guidelines. Once your surgery date is scheduled, our team will be available to answer any questions you have prior to your procedure. Bariatric surgery is typically an out-patient procedure and we specialize in single-incision laparoscopic surgery for quicker recovery times. The length of time your surgery takes and your recovery instructions will vary depending on the type of procedure you undergo. After surgery, we will share support resources and provide tools for you to succeed on your weight loss journey.

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