DHR

Bariatrics

The DHR Health Bariatric and Metabolic Institute provides patients with proven tools for the management of obesity and related diseases, like weight loss surgery, pre- and post-surgery education, nutrition and cooking classes, counseling, and fitness classes. We are affiliated with one of the country's leaders in weight loss surgery and patient care: Cleveland Clinic Bariatric and Metabolic Institute. Through the affiliation, our program is focused on addressing obesity with modern treatment strategies, research, and education.

 
Bariatrics

Begin your journey to a new life with weight loss surgery.

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Gastric Bypass Surgery

Gastric Bypass Surgery

The most commonly performed weight loss surgery, gastric bypass surgery is a highly-successful procedure that restricts food intake and calorie absorption. It involves dividing the stomach into a small upper pouch and a larger lower pouch, and then rearranging the small intestine to connect to both. By creating a direct connection from the stomach to the small intestine, food is ingested slower, limiting the amount of food the body breaks down and turns into stored fat.

Gastric Sleeve Surgery

Gastric Sleeve Surgery

About 75 percent of the stomach is removed in gastric sleeve surgery. This is a restrictive surgery that limits the amount of your stomach can hold. Less food equals less calories, which leads to weight loss. Another perk of this surgery is the decreased production of the "hunger hormone" because of the decreased size of the stomach.

Informational  Seminar

Informational Seminar

Before you begin your weight loss journey, attend an informational seminar to learn about the weight loss surgery options and how to develop a clear plan for success. We offer both in-person and online seminars, in English and Spanish.

Nutrition and Fitness Classes

Nutrition and Fitness Classes

We want everyone to have a successful weight loss surgery. Because of this, our bariatric surgery team helps patients plan and follow individualized diet and exercise guidelines. To make these guidelines easier to follow, we provide free nutrition and fitness classes. Once a month we offer healthy a cooking class and almost daily we have group fitness classes that focus on exercises such as light cardio, yoga and strength training.

Pre-and Post-Surgery Weight Loss Support

Pre-and Post-Surgery Weight Loss Support

Before you embark on your surgical weight-loss journey, we want to make sure you're given the right education and tools needed for long-term weight control. Our team of obesity medicine physicians, nurses and dietitians will inform you about how to best prepare for surgery, the risks and complications involved with each procedure and how to plan and implement effective weight-loss and maintenance strategies into your daily life. After surgery, our bariatric support group will provide you with an opportunity to connect with other patients, share common experiences, and learn about the latest research into post-surgical diet and exercise for bariatric patients.

Psychological Support

Psychological Support

Because obesity is a complex disease that involves all aspects of your life, preparing for bariatric surgery may involve meeting with our psychiatrist to explore issues related to emotional eating that may impact your success following weight loss surgery. We’ll help you identify unhealthy eating patterns, learn how to cope with pressure from friends and family members, and develop the support system you need throughout your weight loss journey.

ReShape Dual Balloon

ReShape Dual Balloon

The ReShape Dual Balloon is inserted in the stomach during a short outpatient procedure, where it remains for six months, serving as built-in portion control so people may feel full and less hungry. It does not change or alter the natural anatomy of the stomach in any way. During this time and for the six months after removal, patients receive frequent in-office diet and exercise coaching sessions and access to the ReShape Patient Portal, an online support resource that provides tools and information to help patients track weight loss, diet, and exercise, and an on-line community where they can interact with each other.

Revisional Surgery

Revisional Surgery

As effective as weight loss surgery can be, not all procedures will have the same results. If you had a surgery that didn't have the results you wanted, a revisional surgery may be appropriate for you. This surgery can be performed if you regained excess weight or if your original procedure needs to be modified, like adjusting a band or a sleeve, or reducing the size of available stomach again to stimulate more weight loss.

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Our Physicians

Guadalupe Aranguena-Sharpe, MD

Psychiatrist

R. Armour Forse, M.D., PhD

Advanced Laparoscopic & Bariatric Surgeon

Ambrosio Hernandez, MD

Advanced Laparoscopic & Bariatric Surgeon

Manish Singh, MD

Advanced Laparoscopic & Bariatric Surgeon

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Our Locations


Brownsville

DHR Health Specialty Clinic

4770 N. Expressway 77-83, Suite 305B
Brownsville, TX, 78526

Phone: (956) 362-3715

Hours: Mon - Fri | 8 a.m. - 5 p.m.

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Edinburg

DHR Health Bariatric and Metabolic Institute

5500 Raphael Drive
Edinburg, TX, 78539

Phone: (956) 362-5673

Hours: Mon - Fri | 8 a.m. - 5 p.m.

Rio Grande City

DHR Health Bariatric and Metabolic Institute

5326 E. Highway 83, Building A, Suite 2
Rio Grande City, TX, 78582

Phone: (956) 362-3940

Hours: Mon - Fri | 8 a.m. - 5 p.m.

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