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Locating Rio Grande Valley Weight Loss Surgeons

Obesity is defined as having a Body Mass Index (BMI) of 30 or higher. By this definition, about one-third of adults in America are obese, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Many of these overweight Americans (about 5 percent) suffer from morbid obesity, which is defined as having a BMI of 40 or higher.

For people who are obese or morbidly obese, traditional weight loss methods such as diet and exercise often prove insufficient. These individuals often turn to weight loss surgery, also known as bariatric surgery, to help them lose a large amount of weight. For these bariatric surgery McAllen / Rio Grande Valley patients, a bariatric surgery is just one step in a process that will involve dramatic lifestyle changes as well as ongoing emotional and educational support in order to realize the full benefits of the procedure and keep the pounds from returning in the months and years following surgery.

Fortunately, the bariatric surgeons of the Rio Grande Valley offer a variety of weight loss surgery options to suit the specific needs of each patient. These procedures include gastric bypass, gastric banding and gastric sleeve. Gastric balloon, another weight loss surgery procedure, is not FDA-approved in the United States but is available in Mexico, Canada and some other countries, and some patients opt to travel internationally to obtain the procedure. Although they differ in technique, all of the various bariatric treatments involve surgical alterations of the digestive system to reduce the amount of food consumed and nutrients absorbed by the body. Each bariatric surgery procedure has its own advantages and disadvantages. Your Rio Grande Valley bariatric surgeon is the best person to help you decide which procedure is best for you.

Recovering from Bariatric Surgery in "the Magic Valley"

The Rio Grande Valley is comprised of four counties in the southernmost tip of the U.S. state of Texas. The region sits just north of the Rio Grande, which demarks the border between the United States and Mexico. Although dubbed the "Magic Valley" by developers in the early 20th century, the region is not in fact a valley but rather a floodplain dotted with lakes created by broken-off sections of the meandering Rio Grande. Patients who travel to the Rio Grande Valley for surgery and recovery will find many diversions to occupy their time. The area's largest city, Brownsville, is the southernmost city in Texas and affords easy access to the region's most popular tourist destination, South Padre Island. Travelers to South Padre Island may want to visit the Padre Island National Seashore, a national park area that contains the longest stretch of undeveloped barrier island in the world.


1. Padre Island National Seashore

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