Weight Loss Surgery Options

The following are 3 approaches to weight loss surgery that Dr. Alanis performs.


Roux-en-Y Gastric Bypass

According to the American Society for Bariatric Surgery and the National Institutes of Health, Roux-en-Y gastric bypass is the most effective method of weight loss and weight maintenance of all surgical and medical techniques available.

Sleeve Gastrectomy

The sleeve gastrectomy is a surgery only on the stomach (it is only a restrictive procedure) and does not involve any surgery on intestine (which would make it malabsorptive). Sleeve gastrectomy has also been called partial gastrectomy and vertical sleeve gastrectomy.It basically consists of making a stomach that looks like a pouch into a long tube; therefore the name “sleeve”.

Revisional Surgery

At East Houston Surgical Associates we have a special interest in helping those who have had a previous gastric band procedure (LapBand® or similar) for weight control which hasn’t worked as you had hoped or is giving you other problems. We offer our expertise to our own patients and also to those who have had operations with other surgeons.

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

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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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