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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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Does Health Insurance Cover Bariatric Surgery?

Many health insurance carriers do offer coverage for bariatric surgery. However, coverage is highly variable from plan to plan. Even if your health insurer does offer coverage, it’s possible ...
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FAQs About Sleeve Gastrectomy

Sleeve gastrectomy gets its name from the shape of the post-surgical stomach. The bariatric surgeon removes about 80% of the stomach, leaving a sleeve-like stomach in its place. It’s an ...
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A Guide to Your First Year After Bariatric Surgery

You already know that weight loss surgery will change your life forever, but what will it mean for your day-to-day routine? Consider joining a bariatric surgery support group before you have the ...
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How Does Your Metabolism Work?

People often use the word “metabolism” in reference to weight loss. For example, gastric bypass surgery can lead to advantageous metabolic changes. A faster metabolism means the body uses ...
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Can You Drink Alcohol After Weight Loss Surgery?

Bariatric surgery significantly alters your anatomy, especially if you’ve chosen to have gastric bypass surgery. It’s not advisable to consume any alcoholic beverages in your post-surgical ...
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Weight Loss Surgery: Gastric Bypass Versus Gastric Sleeve

The two different types of bariatric surgeries you can consider when you want to lose weight but need help are: Gastric Bypass Gastric Sleeve There are key differences between the two procedures, in ...
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Deciding Who to Tell About Your Weight Loss Surgery

Bariatric surgery is a personal choice, and so is the decision to tell other people about it. There’s no right or wrong decision. Some extroverted people might want to talk about their ...
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How to Deal with Weight Loss Plateaus After Surgery

During the first few days and weeks after having gastric sleeve or gastric bypass surgery, you’ll notice substantial and rapid weight loss. This progress is encouraging, but you should be ...
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Benefits Of Mindful Eating

Mindful eating is a strategy for stopping the pattern of mindless eating and really enjoying food and it is a great stress management technique. It is a form of mindfulness that incorporates the ...
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Is Exercise the Key to Weight Loss?

Joining a gym is often among the first steps a person takes when it’s time to lose weight. But scientists say that exercise doesn’t really accelerate progress toward one’s goal ...
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Using Our BMI Calculator

Body mass index, or BMI, is an estimate of your body fat. It’s calculated from your total weight and height. Anyone can benefit from keeping track of changes to their BMI over time, but BMI is ...
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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.