Dr. Matthew St. Laurent Can Help You Lose Weight
Dr. Matthew St. Laurent is a Houston surgeon dedicated to helping his community overcome the challenges of living with obesity. His passion for bariatric surgery is surpassed only by the joy he experiences through improving patients' lives. Dr. St. Laurent can help you live a healthier life with the help of weight loss surgery.View transcript
I elected a long time ago to become a surgeon just because I love operating with my hands, working with my hands. During my residency, I was first exposed to weight loss surgery, and then when I finished my residency and went into the military, I actually had many patients who came and wanted me to do bariatric surgery where I was located. So I started picking up more and more bariatric surgery during my military career. And then once I was done with my military career, I went on to do a full fellowship in bariatric surgery, and that's where I am today. Bariatric surgery is a very fulfilling profession. I've done different areas of surgery, from thoracic to vascular to just general surgery, and I found bariatric surgery to be the most rewarding because of the impact it has on patients' lives. I was raised in Houston, Texas, in Jersey Village, went to elementary, high school, junior high here, and even started my college career at Texas A&M down the street. So when patients come to us, they know I'm a Houstonian, so that's a big part of it. We see patient's blood pressure, their diabetes, their sleep apnea dramatically improve or completely resolve. So there's really no area of surgery where I saw that I had a bigger impact than performing bariatric surgery.