San Antonio Bariatric Surgeon Terive Duperier Surpasses 1,000 Weight Loss Surgery Procedures

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San Antonio weight loss surgeon Dr. Terive Duperier recently performed his 1000th bariatric surgery procedure.

Dr. Terive Duperier recently performed his 1000th weight loss surgery operation in San Antonio.

“Being able to change people’s lives and make them healthier is incredibly rewarding,” said Dr. Duperier. “I’m honored that I’ve been able to help so many people and look forward to continuing to assist people in San Antonio on their weight loss journey."

The Bariatric Medical Institute of Texas(BMI of Texas), which specializes in a variety of weight loss surgery procedures in Texas, today announced co-founder Dr. Terive Duperier recently performed his 1000th bariatric surgery procedure.

BMI of Texas, located in San Antonio's Medical Center area, helps patients achieve their weight loss goals through various bariatric surgery procedures including gastric bypass, adjustable gastric band (Lap-band and REALIZE band) and sleeve gastrectomy. Additionally, the surgeons perform numerous advanced laparoscopic procedures, including laparoscopic Nissen Fundoplication (anti-reflux surgery), laparoscopic colon surgery, laparoscopic pancreatic surgery, and laparoscopic hernia surgeries.

Dr. Duperier and his partner, Dr. Mickey Seger, are designated a Bariatric Surgery Center of Excellence® by the American Society for Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery, which recognizes surgical programs with a demonstrated track record of favorable outcomes in bariatric surgery. Dr. Duperier was recently named by Texas Super Doctors as one of the top surgeons in San Antonio for 2010. Only five percent of the doctors in Texas are recognized by Super Doctors. Dr. Duperier and Dr. Seger were also recently recognized again as “Top Doctors” by Scene in SA magazine.

“Being able to change people’s lives and make them healthier is incredibly rewarding,” said Dr. Duperier. “I’m honored that I’ve been able to help so many people and look forward to continuing to assist people in San Antonio on their weight loss journey in the months and years ahead.”

BMI of Texas assists patients throughout their entire weight loss journey. After attending the 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 offers an on-site dietitian for nutritional counseling and hosts support groups where post-op patients can discuss a wide variety of issues, such as relationships and dietary concerns. In addition, the practice’s Web site includes a calculator for prospective patients to calculate their BMI at http://www.bmioftexas.com/default/bmi-calculator.

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 at http://www.bmioftexas.com.

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