Memorial Hermann - Texas Medical Center

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Memorial Hermann - Texas Medical Center Hospital

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Memorial Hermann Hospital Weight Loss Surgery Program
Designated as an American Society for Bariatric Surgery Center of Excellence
Memorial Hermann Hospital specializes in weight loss (bariatric) surgery, providing a dedicated floor for patients with private rooms and specially trained nurses and staff attuned to the specific needs of weight loss patients.   We offer the latest technology, including robotic-assisted surgery, which gives surgeons the flexibility of traditional open surgery while operating through tiny incisions. Robotic-assisted procedures simplify a number of existing surgeries, making them less invasive and decreasing recovery time.
Are You a Candidate?

According to the National Institutes of Health, anyone weighing 20 percent or more than the ideal for his or her body is obese. At that point, the extra weight becomes a health risk, contributing to a number of conditions, many of which are life-threatening.

If you are obese, weight loss surgery may be an option to help you control your weight. To qualify, you should:

  • Have a body mass index of 40, be at least 100 pounds overweight or be more than twice your ideal weight, or have a BMI between 35 and 40 with a coexisting medical problem related to obesity
  • Be able to show a serious past attempt to lose weight medically, through exercise or through programs such as Weight Watchers
  • Have no significant physical, medical, emotional or psychological problems that would make surgery unnecessarily risky
  • Be well educated about the procedure and be able to participate in treatment and long-term follow-up

Memorial Hermann contracts with most major insurance plans. Coverage for bariatric surgery varies depending on the individual policyholder's plan. Please contact the program director for assistance in determining your coverage and payment options.

Learn More

The best way to know if you’re eligible for weight-loss surgery is to consult with one of Memorial Hermann Hospital’s bariatric surgeons. For those who may be contemplating whether to have surgery, Memorial Hermann surgeons also offer free monthly weight loss informational seminars and support groups.

If you have questions about weight loss surgery or would like to attend one of our free information sessions, please call us at 713-704-5823.

Memorial Hermann Bariatric Services
Memorial Hermann Hospital

6411 Fannin
Houston, Texas 77030


“I love the fact that people I knew when I was heavy don’t recognize me any more.”
--Ellie, a Memorial Hermann bariatrics patient who has lost 100+ pounds

“I’ve lived with years and years of disappointment. You eat because you’re disappointed, and you’re disappointed with yourself when you eat. It’s a cycle that never ends, and I don’t want to fall into that again.”
--Cheryl, a Memorial Hermann bariatrics patient who has lost 315 pounds and counting

My new body is like “coming home again. It’s very natural. I felt like this when I was 20, and it feels wonderful to be there again.”
--Dan, a Memorial Hermann bariatrics patient who has lost 190 pounds

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