Meet the Staff

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At Bariatric Care Centers, the staff is composed of compassionate individuals who are solely interested in assisting each patient in achieving their surgical weight loss goal. They provide detailed guidance which includes on-site nutritional counseling, insurance and financial counseling, as well as pre- and post-operative support. They treat each patient with respect, privacy and dignity. Houston bariatric surgeon Dr. Mirza and his staff enjoy celebrating each patient’s positive life changes and recovery from life-threatening health conditions associated with obesity.

In an effort to better serve our patient’s needs, we provide a multi-lingual practice which includes:
Arabic, Spanish and French.

Erika

Bariatric Coordinator & Program Co-Director

Erika is responsible for planning, implementing and coordinating the effectiveness of the operations of the Bariatric Program at Bariatric Care Centers, in accordance with practice philosophy and objectives. This includes oversight of staff members, pathways, outcomes-tracking and standards.

Her hobbies include: Cooking, reading, outdoor activities and family time at church.

Sheila, MBA, RD, LD

Bariatric Dietitian

Sheila Vo, MBA, RD, LD is a registered and licensed dietitian with experience in acute care, long term acute care, outpatient nutrition and bariatric nutrition. She holds undergraduate degrees in Human Nutrition and Food with Minor in Psychology from the University of Houston, completed her Dietetic Internship at University of Houston and obtained a Master’s Degree in Business Administration from New York Institute of Technology.

In 2007 Sheila started to work with patients in the field of Bariatric which includes Roux N Y, Lap Band and Sleeve Gastrectomy procedures. In 2011, she joined Dr. Brian Mirza’s team at Bariatric Care Center. She is part of the multidisciplinary team that BCC offers as a comprehensive Bariatric Program. Her years of experience in hospital setting has allowed her to work with various diseases that require nutrition management including Diabetes, Cardiovascular Disease, Thyroid Disorders, Organ Failure, Digestive Disorders, Weight Management and Bariatric Nutrition.

In her role as the bariatric program dietitian, she conducts initial, pre-operative, post-operative and follow up assessments for all patients. She also leads in the creation of you tube monthly support groups videos. She enjoys the personalized setting of consultation being one on one because she was able to focus on each patient and tailor meal plans to their individual needs.

Combining her fun, outgoing and friendly personality, she is able to consult her patients in a more practical and feasible way with attainable goals for her patients. She believes that with intense education, deep understanding and full support, not only weight loss is possible, but it also will result in long term positive outcome and improve quality of life. As a professional, Sheila attends yearly conference of ASMBS to keep with the most current practice approach to ensure that the best model is used.

Working a fulltime job and having two kids does not stop her from exercising and traveling hobby. The active lifestyle has influenced her style of consulting by incorporating practical tips and ideas to assist and support you in the weight loss journey. She believes that obesity is an epidemic that needs to be cured and Bariatric Care Center team is working together with you to achieve this goal, one step at a time.

In addition to her qualified background, she is also a professional member of the American Dietetic Association, American Society of Parenteral and Enteral Nutrition, American Society for Metabolic & Bariatric Surgery and Houston Bariatric Society.

Yuri, MA

Medical Assistant

is our patient coordinator that has many multi-tasking abilities and responsibilities. Organization and collection of patient's clinical work-up includes conveying with surgical facilities for surgery and Endoscopy scheduling, as well as coordination specialty pre-operative appointments in a timely fashion. Yuri ensures appropriate surgery preparation in our comprehensive surgical program, based on individual patient requirements, enhancing patient and surgeon satisfaction. Her hobbies include: Spending time with her family and her new baby girl ,cooking, singing and listening to music, and spending time outdoors. Yuri, plans to continue her Education soon at HCC for a nursing degree.

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Dr. Brian Mirza and the entire staff at Bariatric Care Centers are dedicated to helping patients lose weight and live healthy lives. If you are interested in learning more about bariatric surgery, including Houston LAP Band, sleeve gastrectomy or gastric bypass, contact our practice today at 713-339-1353 to schedule a consultation.

Disclaimer: All weight loss claims are due to surgery and before and after care. Results will vary by person and are based upon the patient, the surgery type and the compliance with the aftercare program. As with any Medical procedure or surgery, there are specific risks and possible complications. If you have specific questions about the procedure we suggest you arrange for a consult with the Doctor.

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Why Choose Us

  • Surgeon Qualifications-Board Certified Fellowship Trained in Bariatric Surgery
  • Fellow of the American College of Surgeons.
  • Fellow of the American Society for Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery; FASMBS.
  • Designation as a “Fellow of the American Society for Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery” demonstrates commitment to excellence
  • Dr. Mirza is the Medical Director of Bariatric Surgery at a Houston Center Of Excellance.
  • Excellent Long-Term Track Record of Safety
  • Over 15 Years Experience
  • 1,000's of Successful Safe Bariatric Surgeries Performed
  • Most of our patients are referrals from existing patients
  • Comprehensive approach to weight loss surgery with continued follow-up.
  • Yearly Laboratory Testing to Optimize Patients Health
  • Using only Center Of Excellence Hospitals for Surgery.
  • To assist him in surgery Dr. Mirza uses Highly trained and skilled surgeons and Licensed Assistants.
  • Dr. Mirza will spend time with you and evaluate you personally, at the office and at the hospital.