St. David's HealthCare

St. David's HealthCare is one of the largest health systems in Texas and Austin's third-
largest private employer, with more than 60 sites throughout Central Texas, including
seven hospitals, four urgent care centers, four ambulatory surgery centers, and two
freestanding emergency departments, with a third set to open in Bastrop this summer.

St. David's HealthCare has a long history of serving the residents of Central Texas
with exceptional medical care. Our 7,500 employees touch over 858,000 lives each
year with a spirit of warmth, friendliness and personal pride.

Weight Loss Surgery Treatments & Conditions

St. David's HealthCare is a recognized leader in bariatric surgery, also known as weight-loss surgery, with the only Bariatric Surgery Center of Excellence in Central Texas accredited by the American Society for Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery.

Bariatric Surgery

St. David's HealthCare is a recognized leader in bariatric surgery, also known as weight-loss surgery, with the only Bariatric Surgery Center of Excellence in Central Texas accredited by the American Society for Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery. Our comprehensive weight-loss surgery programs offer informational seminars, preoperative evaluations and education, and state-of-the-art surgical alternatives, as well as extensive aftercare and post-surgical support.

According to the National Institutes of Health (NIH), an increase in 20 percent or more above ideal body weight is the point at which excess weight becomes a health risk. Morbid obesity, a condition in which a patient has a BMI of 40 or greater or is 100 or more pounds over ideal body weight, is a disease with serious medical, psychological, and social ramifications.

For people suffering from morbid obesity, and for whom diet and exercise are insufficient to control their weight, weight-loss surgery might be an option. St. David's HealthCare offers free seminars to answer questions and explain the benefits and risks of weight-loss surgery.


Why Choose St. David's HealthCare

  • Recognized as a Center of Excellence
  • Psychological Counseling
  • Postoperative Support Groups

Conditions Treated

  • More than 100 lbs. over your ideal body weight
  • Have a Body Mass Index (BMI) of over 40
  • Unable to achieve a healthy body weight for a sustained period of time, even through medically supervised dieting
  • Having a BMI of over 35 and are experiencing severe negative health effects, such as high blood pressure or diabetes, related to being severely overweight

 


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Health Library

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