Bariatric (Weight Loss) Surgery Clinic
Location: General Surgery Clinic, Medical Mall, 2nd Floor
Hours of Operations: Mon – Fri, 0730-1630
Phone: (210) 916-9023 - appointment/information
Fax: (210) 916-9029
Did you know that Bariatric Surgery can improve quality of life in 95% of patients? Diabetes – 84% resolution; Hypertension – 67% resolution; Sleep Apnea – 80% resolution; Hyperlipidemia – 97% resolution
Bariatric surgery is designed to treat obesity. There are three kinds of laparoscopic bariatric surgeries performed at SAMMC: Adjustable Gastric band (Lap-Band®), Gastric Bypass (Roux-en-Y) and Vertical Sleeve Gastrectomy.
If you are overweight and have obesity-related conditions such as Type II Diabetes, Hypertension (high blood pressure), Obstructive Sleep Apnea, Asthma, Hyperlipidemia (high cholesterol), Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease (GERD), or other obesity-related conditions, then you may qualify for bariatric surgery.
The Bariatric Clinic is a self-referral clinic and offers informational seminars on the 1st and 3rd Wednesdays of each month. Please stop by the Bariatric Clinic located on the second floor of the Medical Mall in the General Surgery Clinic. The Bariatric Clinic will also accept referrals from your Primary Care Manager, to be seen visit your PCM and request a Bariatric consult.
Bariatric Support Groups are offered at 1830 hrs on the first Thursday of every month in the Academic Support Building on the corner of Garden Rd and CPL Johnson Rd, Fort Sam Houston. A second Support Group is also offered at 1000 hrs on the Fourth Friday of every month at the Audie L. Murphy VA, 7400 Merton Minter, Room D304.3C Education classroom. No appointments are necessary for the offerings listed above.