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!

Case 23

Weight Loss Before and After

There are not enough words in the English language to describe the gratitude and respect that I have for Dr. Jorge Leiva. I will try to make a long story short but it will be difficult. During December of 2008, I was preparing to have surgery and had completed the protocols set forth by my insurance company. I had met my out of pocket deductible and would be covered 100 percent, if the surgery was before the end of the year. As I was completing the presurgery blood work, one blood test came back irregular and needed further testing. Once the results were finalized my Surgeon decided not to continue surgery. This sent me to dire straights since it was only a couple of weeks until the end of the year. I was referred to Dr. Leiva by my Oncology Physician. After evaluating the situation, he approved performing the surgery before the end of the year. Unbeknownst to me he would be in Mexico for Christmas and decided to cut his holiday short and return to perform my surgery. Thankfully Dr. Leiva performed my surgery successfully and without any complications. He is my hero and probably saved my life. I will always be grateful to him for taking a chance and performing my much needed surgery.

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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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