BMI of Texas Makes Weight Loss Surgery More Affordable; Offers $1,000 Discount for Self-Pay Patients for Bariatric Surgery Procedures Performed in February 2012

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BMI of Texas offers $1,000 discount to self-pay patients for weight loss surgery performed in February 2012.

Bariatric surgeons and BMI of Texas co-founders Dr. Terive Duperier and Dr. Mickey Seger were recently recognized by Scene in S.A. magazine for their surgical skills.

For self-pay patients, the cost of weight loss surgery can be a significant factor in the patient’s decision to undergo surgery or not. We hope this discount will enable some of our self-pay patients to afford bariatric surgery," said Dr. Duperier.

In support of its “New Year, New You” campaign, The Bariatric Medical Institute of Texas (BMI of Texas) today announced a $1,000 discount for self-pay patients having weight loss surgery performed by one of its surgeons during the month of February 2012. The promotion applies only to self-pay patients and the surgical procedure (gastric bypass, lap band, gastric sleeve or revision) must take place in February 2012.

“For self-pay patients, the cost of weight loss surgery can be a significant factor in the patient’s decision to undergo surgery or not. Our hope is that offering this discount will enable some of our self-pay patients to afford the weight loss surgery procedure they choose – leading to a healthier life in 2012 and beyond,” said Dr. Terive Duperier, a San Antonio weight loss surgeon and co-founder of BMI of Texas.

Dr. Duperier and Dr. 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. They are designated an ASMBS Bariatric Surgery Center of Excellence and were recently recognized again by Scene in S.A. magazine in the magazine’s annual listing of the city’s top doctors. Dr. Jenny Seger, who heads up the practice’s medical weight loss program, was also recognized as a “Best of 2012” doctor in the Bariatric Medicine and Family Medicine categories. Visit http://www.bmioftexas.com/media-center.html to view the successful results BMI of Texas has helped achieve for several of its weight loss surgery patients

BMI of Texas is committed to helping patients achieve success in their battle against obesity utilizing a variety of proven weight loss methods. BMI of Texas helps patients achieve their weight loss goals through various surgical procedures including gastric bypass, lap band and gastric sleeve, or through its medical weight loss program. Patients interested in weight loss surgery attend a free, educational seminar to learn about the various types of weight loss surgery procedures, and then are assigned a patient advocate to help coordinate the often-confusing paperwork and insurance stipulations necessary for surgical intervention. Post-operatively, the doctors continue to follow their patients to ensure long-term weight loss success.

BMI of Texas’ medical weight loss program is designed for patients who want a non-surgical approach to losing weight as well as patients who need to lose weight before undergoing weight loss surgery. 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. BMI of Texas is one of the only practices in the nation that performs fluoroscopic assisted band adjustments in the office. The practice’s Web site includes a calculator for prospective patients to calculate their BMI.

Additionally, 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, BMI of Texas is focused on helping patients achieve their long-term weight loss goals. More information on the practice can be found at bmioftexas.com.

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