BMI of Texas Offers Free Educational Seminars in San Antonio for People Considering Bariatric Surgery

June 04, 2009 (PRLEAP.COM) Health News
San Antonio, Texas June 4, 2009 The Bariatric Medical Institute of Texas (BMI of Texas), which specializes in a variety of weight loss surgery procedures in Texas, today announced its schedule of upcoming seminars for people considering bariatric surgery. The free seminars, conducted by two of the most experienced bariatric surgeons in San Antonio, serve as an important educational tool to guide obesity surgery patients on their journey towards better health.

During these seminars, BMI of Texas bariatric surgeons Terive Duperier, MD, and Michael Seger, MD, discuss various Texas obesity surgery options, answer questions, and offer patients support and guidance for their weight-loss journey. The free seminars, being held in San Antonio, are scheduled to begin on May 28, 2009 and continue through August 27, 2009. To view a complete seminar schedule and register online, visit

"The first step along the weight loss journey is attending an informative seminar," said Dr. Duperier. "Obesity surgery candidates will not only learn about the different bariatric surgery options available and ask us questions, but they will also be able to speak with other pre-op and post-op patients for support and guidance. We feel that these seminars are so important that we have made them mandatory for our patients to attend before they have surgery."

BMI of Texas, located in San Antonio's Medical Center area, helps patients achieve their weight loss goals through various surgical procedures including gastric bypass, adjustable gastric band and sleeve gastrectomy. 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.

BMI of Texas assists patients throughout their entire weight loss journey. After attending the free, educational seminar, patients are then assigned a patient advocate to help coordinate the extensive paperwork and insurance stipulations necessary for surgical intervention. Post-operatively, the doctors continue to follow their patients to ensure long-term weight loss success. Dr. Duperier and Dr. Seger have been performing for bariatric surgery in San Antonio many years, and are recognized by patients and peers for their excellent surgical skills and patient care.

"I understand how hard it is to lose weight and keep it off, so I strongly believe in a holistic approach to bariatric surgery," said Dr. Seger. "I am committed to giving all patients the time, personal attention and understanding they deserve to ensure long-term success. I want patients to feel comfortable with me and my staff, and feel that they are cared for in every way."

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 at