The Comprehensive Bariatric Surgery Center at Baylor College of Medicine specializes in surgical weight loss - known as bariatric surgery - to improve the health and well being of those who are severely overweight. We offer expert, compassionate care, highly trained surgeons and a variety of surgical options, including minimally invasive procedures that result in less postoperative pain, shorter hospital stays and fewer infections.
Bariatric surgery is reserved for those who have been unable to achieve long-term weight loss through diet and exercise. For many, it may offer the only remaining hope for improved health, a longer lifespan and a better quality of life.
Obesity rates continue to increase in the United States, with serious health implications. An estimated one-third of all Americans today are overweight or obese, increasing the risk of weight-related health conditions that include:
- Coronary artery disease
- Diabetes mellitus
- Obstructive sleep apnea
- Gastro-esophageal reflux disease
- Degenerative joint disease