The number of people overweight is not frustrating, but motivation to push forward
San Antonio, TX (Vocus) September 29, 2010
Usually when you think of a serious illness you don’t picture it being something you see every day. The same was once thought of during the golden age of smoking, until advocacy and research uncovered its harmful effects. Today the elephant in the room is obesity, AKA the number one cause of preventable mortality in the United States.
This month’s October issue of NSIDE Magazine Austin and NSIDE Magazine San Antonio honored Texas Bariatric Specialists for their commitment to fighting obesity in South Texas. In the magazine Drs. Patel, Bell, & Jaso discuss their views on treating obesity and how it has affected the region. When asked about his practice Dr. Patel responded, “The number of people overweight is not frustrating, but motivation to push forward,” says Patel, adding that the statistics would be depressing “if I thought we could not make a difference. And by God, are we going to make a difference.”
About Texas Bariatric Specialists
In the past five years, Dr. Patel’s San Antonio-based weight loss surgery and weight loss management practice has performed 2500 surgeries and has expanded its services and/or offices in twelve cities across Texas to include Austin, Corpus Christi, Killeen, Temple, New Braunfels, Sequin, Boerne, San Antonio, Baytown, Beaumont, Laredo and Del Rio. Dr. Patel is not only featured on a regular basis within “Ask the Expert” segments on local news programs, but is also recognized as a Centers of Excellence Surgeon by the American Society of Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery and remains an advisory board member for ObesityHelp.com. Texas Bariatric Specialists continues to exceed national averages of success in weight loss management due to its surgical expertise, compassionate care and excellent preliminary and postoperative weight loss surgery consultation services.
Texas Bariatric Specialists primary focus is minimally invasive weight loss procedures including Lap Band Surgery, Gastric Bypass Surgery, Sleeve Gastrectomy, and Laparoscopic Revision of Failed Weight Loss Surgery.
Contact: Allen Buck