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Experience Matters...So Does Safety And Results.

If you're looking for a second, third or even fourth opinion about weight loss surgery, we are here to help.

You met with a local weight loss surgeon, but you still have questions.

Maybe some doubts. Or you have that feeling in your gut that they aren't being open and honest about everything.

A Note From Dr. Alvarez

"Everyone of my team has a job to do when it comes to your health and safety while in our care. From the first time we email you, to the evaluation of your health history form to the shuttle drive from San Antonio, you are treated with dignity and respect. We strive to deliver an experience that you'll want to tell your friends and family about, that you'll come away loving the decision you made and you'll feel that it was the right life changing event that you always dreamed of.

But here's the thing...I don't want you to have to worry. That's right, I want your journey with us to be worry free and the beginning of your weight loss adventure. And I'm willing to put my butt on the line so to speak to ensure your satisfaction.

Once you become my patient I stand behind my work 100%! And when you leave the hospital you'll have my personal email, phone number and can contact me with any questions. You are just not a number to me...you are part of my family. And family is very important to me.

If you're considering weight loss surgery, I invite you to come join the Endobariatric family and discover an experience worth sharing."

 

Yes, We Put You First!

There are many weight loss doctors you can choose from...some good, some not so much. Some make you jump through hoops and question your decision about being thin and healthy. Some might even recommend you have a procedure you don't fully understand. Some sadly try to nickel and dime you will extras that you don't need. Here at Endobariatric we put you first. We take time to answer your questions. And we strive to make sure the experience you receive is top notch all the way. 

But most importantly we take the time to educate you on the gastric sleeve surgery, on weight loss, on health and wellness, on pre-op diets and so much more. Click on our Facebook, Instagram, Twitter or Pinterest and discover tons of resources,  or click on our YouTube channel and watch hundreds of hours of fantastic testimonials, questions and answers, before and after transformations and even actual surgeries. Or click on the Snapchat and be directly connected to Dr Alvarez. 


Lost 137 Pounds

Anna From Louisiana

** Individual results may vary

Lost 162 Pounds

Victor From Pennsylvania

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Before having bariatric weight loss surgery with any doctor, ask them these important questions:

 

  • What size (French) bougie do you use? We use a size 32 which gives the most restriction, a size 36 gives the least restriction. The more restriction the better.
  • What brand of staple technology is used? We use titanium staples made by Covidien in the United States. We don't use just any staples we use the Tri-staple technology which these staples adapt to your stomach thickness. Wow! Think about it, it's like intelligent staples that will adjust to you. We have a close partnership and exclusivity with Covidien and import these staples directly from the USA. We don't use other brands or other staples from other countries like China. This is the same material used in major hospitals across the United States. The staples have 3 rows of staples and provide an extra security level against leaks.
  • Do you sew over the staple line? Sewing over the staple line helps prevent leaks and helps with the overall healing of your sleeve. Of course most surgeons don't like to do this because it is technically challenging and time consuming in non-expert hands. In our practice it takes an average of 4-6 minutes to oversew the staple line.
  • Do you perform a leak test in the Operating room or the following day? We perform 2 tests while in the OR when we finish crafting your sleeve – a blue dye and air test both while the patient is still under anesthesia. If for any known reason we see or find any imperfection during these tests we can address and fix the issue in that precise moment. Makes sense right?
  • How many surgeries have they done and what type do they do? At Endobariatric, my team and I have performed over 10,500+ gastric sleeve surgeries and this all we do! Crafting sleeves several times a day every day is my passion!
  • What’s the average amount of weight loss each patient has achieved? Although each patient is different and results vary, our patients routinely lose on average 50 pounds in the first few months after surgery. Nearly half of our patients go on to join the Century Club (100 or more pounds lost). Of course this doesn't mean that if you have 50 pounds to lose you will go overboard by losing 70 or 100 pounds. Remember the sleeve is crafted for you and your needs.
  • Where have you trained and can I verify that information? Asking a doctor where they trained is one thing, but asking if you can verify that information tends to make them nervous. Most don’t like that. I freely give that information to all that are looking. I even have it posted on my website so that if you needed to, you can verify first hand and make sure I’m the real deal.
  • Do you use social media to inform, educate and engage your audience? Most don’t and the ones that do very rarely keep up with it. My team and I work tirelessly to make sure everything we do is an open book, is out there for anyone to see and gives people hope that they can be thin and healthy using the right methods, the right surgeons and the right support team. 

We never charge to answer questions and our over 10,500+ patients can attest to that.  Do your homework. Ask questions. And if the doctor doesn’t want to answer those questions or you don’t like the answers given…it’s okay to go somewhere else.