Northwest Houston Surgical Association

Real Patients: Real Stories

View our photo gallery of real patients, enjoying real results. These are people who decided to take action, and take back their lives. Contact the surgeons at Northwest Houston Surgical Association for a bariatric surgery consultation near Houston or Cypress, TX today!

Change is Within Reach – Bariatric Surgery



Meet Leona and Diane, two of the NHSA’s bariatric surgery success stories. Leona on the left is a patient of Dr. Amr’s who wanted to take control of her weight in order to come out of her shell and take control of her life. She and Dr. Amr decided on the minimally invasive sleeve gastrectomy procedure, and we’re so pleased for you to see what a healthy and vivacious woman she is. Diane is on the right, and she is a patient of Dr. Leiva’s. After a back injury Diane found herself immobilized and gaining weight. She sought help from a number of doctors, but it wasn’t until she met Dr. Leiva that she found an effective, minimally invasive way to return to her healthy, active ways.

NHSA Minimally Invasive Surgical Procedures



While the NHSA is known for excellence in weight loss surgery, we also provide a wide variety of minimally invasive general surgery. This includes surgery for pancreatitis, which Brian (left) was suffering from. Dr. Ayyar performed a robotic Puestow procedure to treat Brian’s pancreatitis and relieve his suffering while minimizing pain, scarring and recovery time. For more information on robotic surgery and the capabilities of the NHSA, the video on the right offers a brief but informative look at this revolutionary technology.

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In order to help educate our patients and the public on bariatric surgery as well as general surgery, minimally invasive surgery and robotic surgery, we’re proud to take part in the Sunday Health Hour, an interesting and informative radio show. Below you will find podcasts of our episodes.

This is episode one. In it, Dr. Ayyar joins the Sunday Health Hour host to discuss weight loss and weight loss surgery. Together they talk about the difficulties facing overweight or obese patients in the medical system and what can be done to overcome these stumbling blocks and help patients reach their goals.

In episode two, Dr. Ayyar, Dr. Amr and Dr. Leiva as well as NHSA staff and patients join the host to talk about the bariatric surgery process. We especially love hearing our patients’ Cypress weight loss stories — what went into their decision to have weight loss surgery, how they found the process, and how their lives are now.
In episode three, Dr. Amr discusses bariatric surgery with Jeremy, one of his valued patients, as well as Jeremy’s wife. Jeremy had a scare when a blood clot hit his lungs. Luckily, his wife insisted he go to the hospital. This started Jeremy down the path to health and wellness which he has achieved with the help of weight loss surgery from the NHSA.

If you’re ready to improve your life, request a consultation online or call our office at 713-426-2400 for more information.

Obalon Balloon System Surgery

The Obalon Balloon System helps facilitate weight loss by taking up space in your stomach so you eat less.

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Gastric Band

As one of the more popular procedures, LAP-BAND® surgery gives patients the ability to control their weight by allowing them to feel fuller, sooner.

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Gastric Bypass

Gastric bypass is successful at helping patients achieve and maintain a healthier weight by using sectioning and malabsorptive techniques.

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Sleeve Gastrectomy

A sleeve gastrectomy procedure involves removing about 85% of the stomach and reshaping the remaining portion into a tube or sleeve.

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Duodenal Switch

The Biliopancreatic Diversion with Duodenal Switch (BPD/DS) is a popular procedure for small stomachs combining a lower form of restriction and a high level of malabsorption.

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