Bariatric Surgery Expert in Houston, TX

The life-changing decision to overcome obesity through bariatric surgery requires expert care to be effective. Dr. Matthew St. Laurent is a leading Houston-area bariatric surgeon who understands the unique needs of obese patients and will treat them with a sympathetic and non-judgmental attitude.

Obese patients not only struggle with diminished self-esteem, but many also have health conditions related to being severely overweight. Over time, dealing with these problems can seem overwhelming, which is why many people turn to bariatric surgery. The good news is that bariatric surgery can be an effective way to not only lose weight, but also improve your health and quality of life.

Many people have difficulty losing weight because they are unable to control their appetites. Several forms of bariatric surgery are available; however, all of them reduce the amount of food required to feel full. As a result, you’ll be better able to control your appetite and can shed pounds slowly and steadily over the course of several months. This method of losing weight is far more effective than “crash” diets that allow you to lose weight quickly, as bariatric surgery patients are also more likely to keep their weight off long term.

There are a variety of options available to help you lose weight and improve your overall health. After an initial consultation, Dr. St. Laurent will discuss the various procedures and the benefits you can achieve from them. These options may include:

  • Bariatric Surgery – includes procedures that cause weight loss by restricting the amount of food the stomach can hold, those that cause weight loss primarily as a result of malabsorption of nutrients, and those that cause weight loss both by gastric restriction and malabsorption.
  • Gastric Sleeve Surgery  – the stomach is reduced to about 25% of its original size, by surgical removal of a large portion of the stomach along the greater curvature.
  • Gastric Bypass Surgery  – helps you lose weight by changing how your stomach and small intestine handle the food you eat.
  • Bariatric Surgery Revisions  – performed on patients who have already undergone a form of bariatric surgery, and have either had complications from such surgery or have not successfully achieved significant weight loss results from the initial surgery.
  • LAP-BAND®  - an inflatable silicone device, intended to slow the consumption of food and thus reduce the amount of food consumed, is placed around the top portion of the stomach to treat obesity.
  • Hormone Replacement  – designed to either to supplement a lack of naturally occurring hormones or to substitute other hormones for naturally occurring hormones.

Why Choose Dr. St. Laurent?

Dr. Matthew St. Laurent has been a leading bariatric surgeon in the Houston area for more than 12 years and has been a board-certified general surgeon for more than 17 years. He’s interested in providing you with more than just the finest bariatric surgery possible as he also focuses on treating obesity-related disorders. When you visit his Houston practice, you’ll not only be given a plan for weight loss, but also for treating any other health conditions that might result from being overweight.

Obese patients often hesitate to seek treatment because they fear being judged or criticized. Dr. St. Laurent is compassionate toward all his patients and will never judge you because you are overweight. His well-rounded approach to patient care ensures all your needs are addressed, enabling you to improve your health at the same time you shed unwanted pounds.

If you are more than 80 pounds overweight or are suffering from significant health problems related to obesity, bariatric surgery can radically transform you physically and emotionally. Find out more by scheduling a consultation with Dr. St. Laurent today!

If your efforts to maintain a normal weight have led to discouragement, bariatric surgery could give you the edge you need to succeed. Houston patients can find out more by contacting Dr. Matthew St. Laurent at 281-301-1404.