Dr. Nilesh A. Patel, MD, FACS
Texas Bariatric Specialists
2222 Morgan Avenue, Suite 110
Corpus Christi, TX 78405
As a nationally recognized and fellowship-trained bariatric surgeon, Dr. Nilesh A. Patel founded Texas Bariatric Specialists (TBS) to establish a holistic weight loss practice focused on delivering long-term weight loss solutions through customized programs to help patients successfully lose weight, reclaim their health, and live longer, happier lives. Texas Bariatric Solutions is not just a surgery center, it is a long-term partner for good health, and is committed to its patients for life.
• Dr. Patel specializes in minimally-invasive surgical weight loss procedures including Lap Band, Gastric Bypass, as well as Gastric Sleeve, Gastric Band, and the revision of failed weight loss surgery.
• He and his team have performed over 2,500 surgeries which have exceeded the national average of successful weight loss management. Non-surgical weight loss programs are also available and supported through the TBS Weight Loss Center.
• With a commitment to expertise, compassionate care and exemplary preoperative and postsurgical consultative services, Dr. Patel and the staff at Texas Bariatric Specialists ensure successful weight loss management for their patients through long-term relationships to support good health.
• Patients appreciate the practice’s surgical expertise and years of experience, pre- and post-surgery compassionate care, and pampering concierge services.
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Texas Bariatric Specialists offers 10 convenient locations throughout Texas including; San Antonio, Austin, Corpus Christi, New Braunfels, Seguin, Boerne, Killeen, Temple, Del Rio and Laredo.
For more information about our programs, and to meet our staff and discuss your weight loss needs, please register for an upcoming Free Seminar today.
Posted 4:47 PM 12/12/2013
Dec. 12, 2013 (Washington, DC) -- Anyone who's ever belonged to a weight loss program knows the value of keeping a food diary -- a written record of every morsel or sip that enters the mouth.
The problem is, what people say they eat isn't often the whole truth. Sometimes they knowingly omit an embarrassing pig-out, like an entire sleeve of cookies or a whole carton of Rocky (More)
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Posted 8:48 PM 12/11/2013
Dec. 11, 2013 -- The European Food Safety Authority says the artificial sweetener aspartame is safe at the levels currently used in food and drinks. Aspartame, sold as NutraSweet and Equal, has been used in soft drinks and other low-calorie or sugar-free foods for more than 25 years.
Alicja Mortensen, PhD, of the authority says in a news release that the study is "one of the most comprehensive risk assessments of aspartame ever undertaken."
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Aug. 1, 2013 -- For people who often feel hungry right after eating, a recent finding about genetics and obesity was, if not welcome news, at least thought-provoking.
People who have two copies of a modified form (or variant) of a certain gene are much more likely to feel hungry after eating a meal, says researcher Rachel Batterham, MD, PhD, of the University College London.
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Feb. 14, 2013 -- Added sugars in soft drinks are hazardous to health and need to be at lower levels, according to a new citizen petition from the watchdog group Center for Science in the Public Interest (CSPI).
The petition, co-signed by prominent scientists, professional societies, health-advocacy organizations, and state and county public-health departments, calls for the FDA to set safe levels of sugars in sweetened beverages. The added sugars include (More)
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Posted 9:15 PM 1/30/2013
Jan. 30, 2013 -- PepsiCo recently announced it would remove brominated vegetable oil (BVO) from its Gatorade drinks in response to customer concerns.
Just what is BVO? And what is it doing in your sports drink?
To learn more, we reached out to food chemists Kantha Shelke, PhD, a Chicago scientist who consults with food companies to develop new products, and Walter Vetter, PhD, who is studying BVO at the University of Hohenheim in (More)
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