"Expanding our practice to include a medical weight loss program means we can now help patients who want a non-surgical approach to losing weight, and we can also help patients who need to lose weight before weight loss surgery," said Dr. Duperier.
San Antonio, TX (PRWEB) October 07, 2011
The Bariatric Medical Institute of Texas(BMI of Texas), which specializes in a variety of weight loss surgery procedures in San Antonio, today announced Jennifer Seger, MD, has joined the practice. Dr. Seger, who is heading up the practice’s medical weight loss program, is now offering medical consultations for obese patients who want to lose weight and improve their overall health. BMI of Texas co-founders and weight loss surgeons Terive Duperier and Mickey Seger have been performing bariatric surgery in San Antonio for years, and are recognized by peers and patients for their excellent surgical skills and patient care.
“Dr. Jennifer Seger is a dedicated physician who is committed to providing excellent, comprehensive, and compassionate care to our patients,” said Dr. Duperier. “Expanding our practice to include a medical weight loss program means that we are now able to help patients who want to a non-surgical approach to losing weight – and we can also help patients who need to lose weight before undergoing weight loss surgery.”
Being a Board Certified Family Medicine physician, Dr. Jennifer Seger understands how numerous factors interplay and can lead to obesity. Her specialty training equips her with the knowledge, skills, and desire to address these factors and help her patients lead healthier lives. BMI of Texas’ medical weight loss program starts with an extensive patient interview with Dr. Seger. In addition to conducting a thorough history, a focused physical exam and lab work are performed to determine the patient’s baseline lab values and identify underlying undiagnosed diseases. Dr. Seger also helps patients determine an exercise program that is both realistic and effective. Upon completion of the initial visit, patients meet with BMI of Texas’ Registered Dietitian for a complete nutrition assessment and meal plan that is customized to meet the patient’s individual needs.
In addition to its medical weight loss program, BMI of Texas helps patients achieve their weight loss goals through various surgical procedures including gastric bypass, lap band and gastric sleeve. After attending a free, educational seminar, patients are assigned a patient advocate to help coordinate the extensive paperwork and insurance stipulations necessary for surgical intervention. Post-operatively, the doctors continue to follow their patients to ensure long-term weight loss success. As part of its comprehensive program, BMI of Texas hosts support groups where post-op patients can discuss a wide variety of issues, such as relationships and dietary concerns. BMI of Texas is one of the only practices in the nation that performs fluoroscopic assisted band adjustments in the office.
Dr. Duperier and Dr. Seger have been performing bariatric surgery in San Antonio for years, and are recognized by peers and patients for their excellent surgical skills and patient care. Visit http://www.bmioftexas.com/media-center.html to view the successful results they have helped achieve for several of their weight loss surgery patients. In addition to their bariatric surgery practice, the surgeons perform a full spectrum of advanced laparoscopic procedures, including laparoscopic Nissen Fundoplication (anti-reflux surgery), laparoscopic colon surgery, laparoscopic pancreatic surgery, and laparoscopic hernia surgeries.
About BMI of Texas:
Founded in 2008, the Bariatric Medical Institute of Texas is focused on helping patients achieve their long-term weight loss goals. More information on the practice can be found online at bmioftexas.com.