BMI of Texas Now Offers ORBERA™ Intragastric Balloon, a Non-Surgical Solution to Assist Patients in Losing and Maintaining Weight

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BMI of Texas is now offering the ORBERA™ Intragastric Balloon, a non-surgical solution to assist patients in losing and maintaining weight, in addition to bariatric surgery and a medical weight loss program.

BMI of Texas is now offering the ORBERA Intragastric Balloon, a non-surgical solution to assist patients in losing and maintaining weight.

Obesity is a chronic disease and we are pleased to offer new, minimally invasive solutions to help transform the lives of patients before their disease progresses. Our goal is to help our patients lead healthier lives," said Dr. Seger.

The Bariatric Medical Institute of Texas (BMI of Texas) today announced it is now offering the ORBERA Intragastric Balloon, a non-surgical solution to assist patients in losing and maintaining weight. The U.S. Food and Drug Administration recently approved ORBERA™ to assist adult patients suffering from obesity – with a body mass index (BMI) of 30 to 40 – in losing and maintaining weight. BMI of Texas is one of the first practices in Texas to offer this new tool to help people achieve their weight loss goals.

“Obesity is a chronic disease and we are pleased to offer new, minimally invasive solutions, like ORBERA™, to help transform the lives of patients before their disease progresses. Our goal is to help our patients lead healthier lives and we can help them accomplish this in a variety of ways, whether it’s an intragastric balloon, bariatric surgery or via our medical weight loss program,” said Dr. Mickey Seger. “Everyone at BMI of Texas is focused on helping our patients lose weight and keep it off, leading to a much healthier lifestyle.”

BMI of Texas weight loss surgeons Terive Duperier, MD, FACS, Richard Englehardt, MD, and Michael Seger, MD, FACS, were recently recognized by San Antonio Scene in the magazine’s annual listing of the city’s top physicians. Dr. Duperier, Dr. Englehardt and Dr. Seger were recognized in the Bariatric Surgery category. Dr. Duperier and Dr. Seger were also recognized in the General Surgery category, and Dr. Jennifer Seger, who heads up the practice’s medical weight loss program, was recognized as a “Best of 2016” doctor in the Bariatric Medicine category. The BMI of Texas doctors have repeatedly been recognized by their peers dating back the awards’ inception in 2005.

The ORBERA™ balloon is part of the ORBERA™ Managed Weight Loss System, a comprehensive, non-surgical program that includes a balloon filling space in a patient’s stomach to reinforce proper portion control. Data on ORBERA™ collected in the U.S. clinical trial has shown that the average person lost 3.1 times the weight as compared with diet and exercise alone within six months.

BMI of Texas provides innovative and comprehensive medical and surgical care to patients with obesity and metabolic disease. The physicians and staff are dedicated to creating an enduring partnership with patients in order to ensure their long-term success. They are committed to providing care in a supportive, compassionate, and guilt-free environment. In addition to its medical weight loss program, BMI of Texas helps patients achieve their weight loss goals and improved health through various surgical procedures including gastric bypass, lap band and gastric sleeve. The entire BMI of Texas team is committed to creating meaningful relationships and experiences with their patients and the community in order to overcome obesity and metabolic disease fostering improved health and a better quality of life.

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.

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