San Antonio, TX (PRWEB) July 08, 2016
The Bariatric Medical Institute of Texas (BMI of Texas) today announced Elizabeth Ransom, MA, LPC, has joined its clinical team as a Behavioral Health Specialist, where she is offering pre-surgical psychological evaluations and post-op follow-up care to support patients as they proceed on their weight loss journey. BMI of Texas also announced it has opened a second office which is located in the Stone Oak Medical Center area to provide easier access to follow-up care for patients living nearby.
“Having access to psychological care is important for patients who undergo weight loss surgery,” said Dr. Mickey Seger, a bariatric surgeon and co-founder of BMI of Texas. “People may have experienced bullying or weight bias because they are overweight. We want to eliminate barriers to their weight loss success, so we are excited to be able to offer patients instant access to psychological counseling where they can work through their issues. They are already comfortable with our team and in our offices, and having Elizabeth available for counseling will help them achieve long-term weight loss success.”
Elizabeth Ransom is a Licensed Professional Counselor with extensive knowledge of human behavior and mental health. She specializes in treating adults and adolescents who experience anxiety, depression, bipolar disorder, addictions, eating disorders, adjustment stress, and relationship issues. She is passionate about providing resources and education to the community on mental health and wellness. She has worked in various mental health settings throughout her career, including private practice, community counseling centers, acute psychiatric hospitalization, and intensive outpatient programs. Elizabeth received her Master of Arts degree in Mental Health Counseling from St. Mary’s University and earned a dual degree Bachelor of Arts in Psychology and Anthropology from Texas Tech University, where she participated as a research assistant in a Cognitive Psychology laboratory during her undergraduate studies.
Obesity is a multi-factorial and complex disease, which is why BMI of Texas created a unique, comprehensive program to help patients maintain their health and weight long-term. BMI of Texas provides medical and surgical care to patients with obesity and metabolic disease in a supportive, compassionate and guilt-free environment. BMI of Texas helps patients achieve their weight loss goals and improved health through medical weight management and various surgical procedures including gastric bypass, lap band, gastric sleeve, duodenal switch and gastric balloon. Its highly experienced surgeons Dr. Terive Duperier, Dr. Mickey Seger, Dr. Richard Englehardt, and the entire BMI of Texas team are dedicated 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. Dr. Jennifer Seger heads up BMI of Texas’s medical weight loss program, where she assists patients who want to lose weight and improve their overall health.
BMI of Texas recently announced it is now offering the ORBERA Intragastric Balloon, a non-surgical solution to assist patients 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.
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.