Bariatric surgery, also commonly referred to as weight loss surgery, is generally performed on patients struggling with obesity. There are several types of bariatric surgery, but they all aim to decrease food intake with the goal of rapid weight loss. Dr. Ashwini Kumar performs these types of procedures with Methodist Physicians Laparoscopic and Bariatric Surgery in San Antonio and Jourdanton, Texas.
Weight loss surgery in San Antonio and Jourdanton, Texas
Dr. Kumar has two locations of his practice, allowing him to serve more patients in the greater metropolitan area. Surgeries are performed at Methodist Hospital Metropolitan and Methodist Hospital Atascosa.
Through a multidisciplinary and comprehensive approach, we work with individuals through every step of their surgical weight loss journey to ensure each patient receives and individualized care plan to navigate successfully the weight loss journey.
Reducing Dr. Kumar’s patients' anxiety, pain and recovery time through his compassionate bedside manner and surgical expertise are his primary goals. He focuses on providing patients the same quality of care that he would expect for his own family.
Potential health benefits of bariatric surgery
After undergoing surgery for obesity, patients can lose large amounts of weight – often 50 to more than 200 pounds. But pure weight loss is not the only benefit to bariatric surgery. There are major medical and lifestyle improvements that can occur, including:
- 85 percent of diabetes cases are resolved
- 95 percent of GERD cases are resolved
- 60 percent of high blood pressure cases are resolved
- 50 percent of cancer risk is reduced after weight loss surgery
- 40 percent increase in life expectancy over the next five years
- Improved breathing and increased energy levels
- Better ability to travel
- Greater confidence
- Improved job or career prospects
- Better quality sleep