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

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BMI of Texas is offering a $1,000 discount for self-pay patients having weight loss surgery in October 2012.

BMI of Texas recently announced a $1000 discount for self-pay patients having weight loss surgery in October 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. We hope that offering this discount will enable some of our self-pay patients to have surgery," said Dr. Duperier.

The Bariatric Medical Institute of Texas(BMI of Texas) today announced a $1,000 discount for self-pay patients having weight loss surgery, including the sleeve gastrectomy procedure, performed by one of its surgeons during the month of October 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 October 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. We hope that offering this discount will enable some of our self-pay patients to afford the weight loss surgery procedure they choose – and help them lead a healthier life,” said Dr. Terive Duperier.

BMI of Texas surgeons include Dr. Duperier, Dr. Mickey Seger and Dr. Richard Englehardt, who are designated an ASMBS Bariatric Surgery Center of Excellence. Dr. Jenny Seger heads up the practice’s medical weight loss program.

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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