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Is Lap Band Surgery right for you?



The decision to have gastric bypass surgery is one that will change your life. Imagine a world where things like playing with your children, walking up a flight of stairs, crossing your legs, or even tying your shoes - will no longer be a problem. Even the most basic things like sleeping and breathing may no longer be a medical concern. You've tried everything else and now that you're ready to make a permanent change for a better life, we will be here for you every step of the way.



WEIGHT LOSS SURGERY, also called bariatric surgery, is a surgical procedure that restricts the amount of food you are able to eat and sometimes the amount of nutrients that can be absorbed by your body. The nutrient and calorie restriction that is the result of weight loss surgery usually causes very rapid weight loss.


OSS provides a comprehensive bariatric program designed to optimize your journey with weight loss surgery. Many of our new patients are referred by family and friends who were also patients of Obesity Surgery Specialists.




Most insurance companies will pay for weight loss surgery procedures that are medically necessary. Morbid obesity is a life threatening disease and is normally covered. Some Insurance companies are now asking for the patients entire medical work-up along with the pre-authorization request as well as documented weight loss attempts supervised by a phys2SS reimbursement weight loss treatment. Few private insurance indemnity plans or managed care organizations appear to cover the costs of obesity treatment - regardless of whether the service is a medically supervised program of weight reduction or maintenance, nutrition counseling or surgery.





The benefits of gastric bypass procedure very much outweigh the risks. 75% of patients are expected to lose 75 to 80% of their excess body weight. Well over 70 to 80% of patients with hypertension will be off medications and well over 90% of patients with type II non-insulin dependent diabetes mellitus are expected to be off medication. Drastically improved, if not completely resolved includes sleep apnea, asthma, joint pain, arthritis, reflux, fatigue, shortness of breath and an overall increased sense of well-being.




**You may be a candidate for surgery if you have a BMI of 40 or more (for women, this means you would have at least 80 pounds to lose)


**You may be a candidate for surgery if you have a BMI of 35 - 40 and you suffer from obesity related health problems


To see some of the dramatic results our patients have achieved though gastric bypass or lap-band surgery, see our photos of before and after gastric bypass surgery page. Obesity has reached epidemic proportions and effects one third of the adult population in this country. This website was designed to provide detailed information regarding the advantages, disadvantages and surgery risks involved with the weight loss surgery permanent weight loss procedure.




As you proceed through your journey, our mission is to help you every step of the way. Since many of our employees have also had obesity surgery, you are assured a journey full of compassion, competence, understanding, and expertise. Obesity Surgery Specialists understands your needs and will assist you in finding the right weight loss method, the right bariatric surgeon, and can even help you with the insurance process.



  • Lap band surgery:  An adjustable silicone band is placed laparoscopically around the upper part of the stomach to dramatically restrict the amount of food a patient can eat.
  • Gastric bypass surgery:  A small stomach pouch is surgically created with a stapler device and the small intestine is surgically shortened.  This results in dramatic reduction in the amount of food the patient can eat.
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Kenneth Brumley, a forty year old man from Spring, TX who weighed 1035 lbs., was confined to his bed for the last four years. Last April, his bed collapsed and in desperation he contacted a local news channel and Adult Protective Services pleading for help. Adult Protective Services found his health to be in jeopardy and due to a news broadcast at that time, contacted Renaissance Hospital and Dr. Younan Nowzaradan for help. Read More >



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"Roux-en-Y" Gastric Bypass   LAP-BAND SYSTEM®   Surgery Candidates

Weight Loss Surgery via the Roux-en-Y is considered to be the best surgical procedure for the treatment of morbid obesity. Weight loss is achieved by reducing the functional portion of the stomach to a pouch that is about one ounce is size, and then creating a small opening between the stomach and the intestine. read more >


The LAP-BAND® System is designed to help you lose excess body weight to resolve obesity-related health conditions. This surgical approach has been developed to eliminate many of the known associated operative risks and provides unique benefits compared to other obesity surgeries. read more >


You may qualify for weight loss surgery if you are 90 pounds or more overweight and have or are likely to have medical complications that will be helped or cured by substantial weight loss. There is a large number of patients for whom losing a significant amount of weight is imperative. read more >



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