8 Reasons to Get a Workout Buddy

Whether you work out at home or visit a local fitness center, there are benefits to finding a workout buddy. Not only will your buddy provide companionship while you work out together, but also will ...
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Will My Insurance Cover Excess Skin Removal?

After bariatric surgery and successful weight loss, it is common for people to experience excess skin. This happens because of the way the skin was stretched when you were overweight as well as how ...
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Try This Healthy Lasagna Recipe

After bariatric surgery, changing your diet is necessary, but that doesn’t mean you have to give up your favorite foods. With a few simple swaps, you can make your favorite foods fit into your ...
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Weight Loss Surgery and Your Health

Obesity is a serious medical condition plaguing the United States. In fact, 1 in every 3 adults is obese. Obesity often leads to serious medical conditions, such as hypertension and type 2 diabetes. ...
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Everything You Should Know About General Anesthesia

Bariatric surgery is performed under general anesthesia. With this kind of anesthesia, you will sleep through the procedure and be unaware of the operation. Your surgeon will work with an ...
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Reasons to Lose Weight Before a Sleeve Gastrectomy

Some patients who seek bariatric surgery are surprised that their surgeons ask them to lose weight before their procedure. After all, aren’t you having weight loss surgery because you’re ...
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Don't Believe These Myths About Bariatrics

Increasingly, bariatric surgery is being recognized as an effective tool to manage various diseases associated with obesity, including diabetes, heart disease, and sleep apnea. Yet, many myths persist ...
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Bariatric Surgery Could Save Your Life

Most people understand that obesity isn’t healthy, but not everyone may know just how harmful it really is. Individuals with obesity and morbid obesity have shorter life expectancies than people ...
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Low Impact Exercises to Try

In your new, post-bariatric surgery life, exercise will become as much a part of your daily routine as brushing your teeth. By seeing it as just another daily habit, you’ll be able to quickly ...
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The Mizra Clinics & CoolShape Events

Join us for the The Mizra Clinics & CoolShape Events. January 24th, 2018 @5:30 PM 5757 Westheimer Rd, St#100B Houston, TX 77057 RSVP: Call 281-888-7767 to reserve your spot. Attendees receive 30% ...
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What Happens to Fat When You Lose Weight?

Gastric bypass surgery can help patients lose a great deal of weight within a short window of time, but where exactly does all the fat go? It’s commonly thought that when fat is burned, ...
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Want to Know Your Body Composition?

Benefits: tracking your weight loss and exercise effects on your body. What Does it Measure? 1. Energy: Resting energy expenditure, physical activity level, and total energy consumption. 2. Fluid: ...
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Reintroducing Exercise to Your Routine After Weight Loss Surgery

The rapid fat loss associated with bariatric surgery also involves the loss of muscle. This is one major reason why you’ll need to exercise regularly after having a gastric sleeve procedure. ...
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Where Will Your Weight Loss Surgery Take Place?

If you’ve chosen Dr. Brian Mirza of Bariatric Care Centers to perform your gastric sleeve or gastric bypass surgery, you may have the procedure at any of three area hospitals. Dr. Mirza holds ...
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What Does Yo-Yo Dieting Do to Your Health?

Yo-yo dieting, also known as weight cycling, is a repetitive pattern of weight loss, weight gain, and weight loss again—and so on. Yo-yo dieters tend to try one new diet after another. Even if ...
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Will Gastric Bypass Surgery Treat Diabetes?

Of the different types of bariatric surgeries, gastric bypass surgery involves substantial change to the patient’s digestive system. As a result, it typically leads to a greater loss of the ...
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The Mirza Clinics & CoolShape Event

Please join us for a COOL night out! What: The Mirza Clinics & CoolShape Event Where: 5757 Westheimer Rd, Ste #100B Houston, TX 77057 When: November 30, 2017 at 5:30 PM Attendees will receive 30% ...
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A Look at the Long-Term Effects of Sleeve Gastrectomy

A sleeve gastrectomy, or gastric sleeve surgery, reduces the size of the stomach to approximately one-fourth of its previous size. This is the restrictive approach to weight loss surgery, as it ...
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Fight Back Against Food Cravings After Bariatric Surgery

A mindset adjustment is crucial for long-term success after having bariatric surgery. It’s necessary to change your relationship with food, which involves knowing why you overeat, and ...
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How Can Support Groups Assist in Your Weight Loss Journey?

The concept of a support group tends to have a polarizing effect among patients. Some are eager to attend, others think of excuses not to go. Unfortunately, for bariatric patients, not attending a ...
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Understanding How Weight Gain Happens

Many problems can contribute to weight gain, including underlying medical conditions, environmental factors, and of course, lifestyle choices. Watch this featured video to hear a bariatric surgeon ...
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Is BMI the Best Indicator of Obesity?

Doctors, including weight loss surgeons, have long relied on the body mass index (BMI) measurement to assess a patient’s weight in comparison to their height. The four primary ranges on the BMI ...
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Comparing Obesity Treatment Options

There are many obesity treatment options, and the average bariatric patient will have tried nonsurgical treatments multiple times before considering surgery. When you watch this video, you’ll ...
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Reasons to Consider Lap-Band Revision

About a decade ago, the Lap-Band, also called the gastric band, was among the most commonly performed weight loss surgeries. It was seen as ideal because it did not require permanent anatomical ...
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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.