Blog Posts in 2018

What Are the Benefits of Sleeve Gastrectomy?

Not all bariatric surgeries are equal, and many patients are seeing that sleeve gastrectomy may be a better choice for them than gastric bypass surgery and lap band procedures because of the unique ...
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Can You Drink Soda After Weight Loss Surgery?

Weight loss surgery may prompt several lifestyle changes for you, and if you’re a soda drinker, one change will be cutting soda out of your daily diet. Soda is damaging after bariatric surgery ...
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Questions to Ask During a Weight Loss Surgery Consultation

If you are considering weight loss surgery, it is normal to have a long list of questions. Your consultation with your bariatric surgeon is a great opportunity to get the answers you need to make an ...
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Making Smart Food Choices After Weight Loss Surgery

After weight loss surgery, making smart food choices is essential to your success. The right foods will help you reach your weight loss goals while feeling healthy and satisfied, while some less ...
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Is Gastric Sleeve Surgery Right for You?

Gastric sleeve surgery, also known as sleeve gastrectomy, involves reducing the size of the stomach so that patients will be satisfied with less food, allowing them to lose weight. Unlike some other ...
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Why Diet is the Key to Bariatric Surgery

You probably have tried different diets with little success, and this is one of the reasons you are exploring different weight loss surgery options. However, contrary to what some people might ...
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Avoiding Problems with Your Partner After Bariatric Surgery

One side effect of bariatric surgery that doesn’t often get discussed is the impact it can have on relationships. After a major weight loss, a person can feel more confident and more energetic, ...
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A Look at the Process of Weight Loss

If you are considering bariatric surgery, there is a good chance you have tried fad diets that have promised to make excess pounds vanish, only to find that any weight loss you did achieve was ...
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How Soon Can You Start Exercising After Bariatric Surgery?

After bariatric surgery, in addition to changing the way you eat, exercise is an important part of reaching your weight loss goals. Exercise will help you recover from surgery faster, make it easier ...
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What is a Sleeve Gastrectomy?

If you need help losing weight and have not been successful with diet or exercise, you may need a bariatric procedure. Find out why a sleeve gastrectomy can help you lose excess weight by decreasing ...
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FAQs About Emotional Eating

Emotional eating is something that many people struggle with, and it can present a challenge even after weight loss surgery. This kind of eating isn’t triggered by hunger but rather by stress or ...
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What Foods Should You Avoid After Gastric Sleeve Surgery?

Gastric sleeve surgery is the first step on a journey to better health and a new lifestyle. As you recover from surgery and make these changes, there are certain foods that you will need to avoid. ...
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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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  • 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.