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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Packing Your Bag for the Hospital

As the day of your bariatric surgery draws closer, you’ll need to put the finishing touches on your preparations. Your bariatric surgeon will let you know how long you can expect to stay in the ...
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Learning How to Plan Healthy Meals

When it’s late in the evening and your family is clamoring for dinner, it can be tricky to figure out what to cook with the ingredients on hand. Countless families rely on takeout menus and ...
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Should You Consider Lap-Band Conversion to Sleeve Gastrectomy?

The Lap-Band, or adjustable gastric band, was a popular type of bariatric surgery that limited how much food a patient could eat. Many people chose this type of bariatric surgery because it is ...
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Pregnancy After Gastric Sleeve Surgery

Before deciding if gastric sleeve surgery is right for you, your bariatric surgeon will need to know your full medical history and any special concerns you have. These may include concerns about the ...
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Get the Facts About Added Sugars

One of the many lifestyle changes that bariatric surgery patients must make is to restrict the amount of sugar they eat. This is easier said than done, considering that a significant percentage of ...
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What's Off the Menu After Gastric Bypass or Gastric Sleeve Surgery?

After gastric sleeve or gastric bypass surgery, your bariatric surgery team will assist you in making the changes to your diet that will help you achieve a healthy weight for life. As important as ...
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A Look at Weight Regain After Gastric Bypass

After gastric bariatric surgery, weight regain is always possible. One of the reasons it is so important to attend all of your follow-up visits and take part in any support groups your weight loss ...
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The Link Between Sleep Apnea and Obesity

Sleep apnea is a dangerous condition that increases the risk of auto accidents, heart disease, and type 2 diabetes. Obesity and sleep apnea form a deadly cycle, in which obesity increases the risk of ...
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Hear Dr. Mirza Explain the Benefits of Bariatric Surgery

If you are battling obesity, bariatric surgery could save your life. In this video, watch Dr. Brian Mirza, weight loss surgeon at Bariatric Care Centers, explain the importance of bariatric surgery to ...
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Preparing Family Meals After Bariatric Surgery

After bariatric surgery, one of the many changes you’ll go through is a new way of eating. When you’re responsible for cooking for your family, that can be a challenge. Sticking to your ...
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Why You Should Choose a Board-Certified Bariatric Surgeon

Not all bariatric surgeons are board-certified, or have been trained extensively in a formal fellowship program, but not all bariatric patients take the extra step of reviewing a surgeon’s ...
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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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  • 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.