Before Surgery

Follow the steps outlined on this page to start your treatment process while making sure that surgical weight loss is right for you.

  • Step 1:

    Decide if Surgery is Right for You

  • Step 2:

    Attend a Free Information Session

  • Step 3:

    Determine How You Will Pay for Surgery

  • Step 4:

    Organize Your Medical Records

  • Step 5:

    Meet With a Psychologist

  • Step 6:

    Schedule a Nutritional Assessment and Evaluation

  • Step 7:

    Schedule a Surgical Consultation

Clearance for Surgery

Attending an information session and your consultation with the psychologist, nurse, nutritionist and surgeon are steps you need to follow in order to determine whether or not you are clinically cleared for surgery. These steps do not guarantee your candidacy for surgery.

Only the surgeon and your primary care physician can decide whether or not you are a candidate for weight loss surgery.

Questions or Comments? Please call us at 281-538-1111

About Audencio Alanis M.D.

Dr. Alanis is one of the pioneers of Bariatric Surgery in Houston, Texas.

About Audencio Alanis M.D.

Today, today 95% of his practice is in Bariatrics and he has performed over 4000 Bariatric cases both open and laparoscopic procedures, including lap bands, roux-en-y, and sleeve gastrectomies.

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Weight Problems

Being overweight has many negative implications.

Weight Problems

The most serious consequence is the increased risk of illness and death with increasing severity of obesity, but many other areas of life are affected.

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BMI Calculator

Use our interactive BMI Calculator

BMI Calculator

Body mass index (BMI) is a measure of body fat based on height and weight that applies to adult men and women. Enter your weight and height to find out your BMI.

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Informative links


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