BMI of Texas Offers Free Educational Seminars in San Antonio for People Considering Weight Loss Surgery
December 03, 2009 (PRLEAP.COM) Health NewsSan Antonio, Texas – December 3, 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 obesity surgery options, answer questions, and offer patients support and guidance for their weight-loss journey. Many insurance plans cover weight loss surgery, and BMI of Texas patient concierges are available during the seminars to discuss attendees' insurance coverage. The free seminars, being held in San Antonio, begin on December 5, 2009 and continue through December 19, 2009. To view a complete seminar schedule and register online, visit www.bmioftexas.com.
"When someone is considering weight loss surgery, or their physician has recommended that they consider bariatric surgery, it is imperative that they fully explore their surgical options – and that's why we require all prospective patients to attend a seminar and learn about the variety of weight loss surgeries we perform," said Dr. Duperier. "Attendees also hear from our post-op patients, who share their personal experiences and weight loss journey so that potential patients will have a thorough understanding of the surgical process."
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 bariatric surgery in San Antonio for many years, and are recognized by patients and peers for their excellent surgical skills and patient care.
Dr. Seger and Dr. Duperier were recently recognized by the American Society for Bariatric and Metabolic Surgery for high-quality care in bariatric surgery when the ASMBS renewed their designation as a Bariatric Surgery Center of Excellence.® The designation recognizes surgical programs with a demonstrated track record of favorable outcomes in bariatric surgery.
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 www.bmioftexas.com.