Nilesh A. Patel, MD, FACS

Texas Bariatric Specialists

(800) 684-4953

Nilesh A. Patel,


Laredo New Office!
6999 McPherson Road Ste. 108
Laredo, Texas 78041

Austin Office:
9701 Brodie Lane Ste. 206
Austin, Texas 78748

San Antonio Office:
14603 Huebner Building 2
San Antonio, Texas 78231

Corpus Christi Office:
2222 Morgan Avenue Ste. 110
Corpus Christi, Texas 78405


Killen/Temple Office:
2201 South W.S. Young Drive
Suite 111-B
Killeen, TX 76543

Del Rio Office:
119 E. Academy Street
Del Rio, Texas 78840

Seguin/New Braunfels Office:
1050 I-35 N Ste. 100
New Braunfels, Texas 78130

Serving patients seeking bariatric surgery, including Lap-Band, sleeve gastrectomy, gastric bypass and revision surgery in Laredo and the surrounding area

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Nilesh A. Patel, MD, FACS, is a board-certified surgeon who specializes in weight loss surgery. He has performed several thousand successful bariatric procedures. Dr. Patel's practice was recently featured in Newsweek magazine's showcase section as one of the top bariatric programs in the state. Dr. Patel serves as a national instructor for gastric bypass surgery. He has served as a guest editor of the Medical Clinics of North America and the Surgical Clinics of North America journals. In addition, he has made guest appearances on several media outlets and programs, including WOAI-TV's "San Antonio Living," KSAT-12 San Antonio, KRIS-TV Corpus Christi and KVUE-TV Austin. Dr. Patel has also been featured in the San Antonio Business Journal.

Texas Bariatric Specialists focus on minimally invasive bariatric surgery, including laparoscopic Lap-Band surgery, an adjustable, reversible procedure. For gastric bypass patients, Dr. Patel uses the advanced laparoscopic Roux-en-Y technique. Dr. Patel's expertise has earned him the honor of being selected as national preceptor with Covidian, a world leader in surgical stapling devices. As a preceptor, he has trained members of the Society of American Gastrointestinal and Endoscopic Surgeons on advanced surgical techniques for weight loss surgery.

Dr. Patel is among the few weight loss specialists in south Texas who offers the single incision laparoscopic sleeve gastrectomy. This technique requires only a single incision around the belly button and a separate mini-incision near the bottom of the breast bone. Dr. Patel's team also specializes in all types of revision and reconstructive surgery, which requires advanced surgical expertise.

Texas Bariatric Specialists provides a comprehensive weight loss program to help patients learn healthy habits that will improve their lives. Dr. Patel and his team emphasize long-term support and a team approach to wellness, providing services of a dedicated nutritionist, insurance specialists, a psychologist, as well as free support groups, complimentary on-line support groups, an on-site nutritional resources store and pre- and post-surgical classes. The talented team of Texas Bariatric Specialists boasts a success record better than the national average due to their personalized care and dedication to long-term success.

In order to serve patients throughout south Texas, Texas Bariatric Specialists have offices in Austin, Corpus Christi, San Antonio, Houston and Laredo. To schedule a one-on-one consultation with Dr. Patel and learn more about your weight loss surgery options, contact Texas Bariatric Specialists at (800) 684-4953 or email

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What Do Patients Say About Texas Bariatric Specialists?

"My first impression of Dr. Patel was that he was a very knowledgeable and personable doctor. From day one I felt really comfortable with Dr. Patel, and that's a positive in my book. I hold Dr. Patel in the utmost esteem. Dr. Patel has the finest staff and recovery facility I have ever seen. The clinic, if you can call it that, as it looks more like a hospital, was clean and very modern. The post-operative treatment was of the highest caliber; no need or concern went unanswered. Words cannot describe how truly indebted I am to Dr. Patel and his staff." — Harold

"Dr. Patel is such a wonderful physician. From the very beginning he was very knowledgeable about his center. He answered all my questions, and his staff was just excellent. Dr. Patel has a great bedside manner and he made me feel comfortable when he came by for visits. He is superb in his follow-up care. If I had any friends that needed surgery, I would definitively refer them to Dr. Patel. If I ever get sick, I would want Dr. Patel and his staff to take care of me. He is such a great person. Who could ask for anything more?" — Peggy

More About Nilesh Patel, MD, FACS

Dr. Patel is a member
of the ASMBS.

Nilesh Patel, MD, FACS, completed a medical degree at the Robert Wood Johnson Medical School in Pittsburgh. He then performed a residency and fellowship at the Allegheny General Hospital. Dr. Patel is one of the few surgeons in south Texas who have completed a full-year fellowship dedicated to minimally invasive weight loss surgery. Dr. Patel has written many articles that have been published in surgical journals and has presented his research at national and international bariatric surgery conventions. He is a member of the advisory board of the health website and serves as the Associate Director of Bariatric Surgery and Clinical Assistant Professor in the Department of Surgery at the University Texas Health Science Center in San Antonio. In addition, Dr. Patel is a member of several medical organizations, including the American Society for Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery and the Texas Medical Association.

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