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Surgical and Non-Surgical Solutions

Weight loss and keeping the pounds off can be a life-long battle. For people who struggle with obesity and have made serious attempts at losing weight through diet and exercise, surgery could be an option.

Surgery is a major decision, and it is not an immediate or quick-fix solution. The caring physicians at NMC Health Network are dedicated to helping surgical weight loss patients live a healthy life.

The NMC Difference

Leapfrog Patient Safety AwardAt Nacogdoches Medical Center, we want to be your first choice for weight-loss surgery. When you choose Nacogdoches Medical Center, you can expect:

  • Compassion. Experienced and compassionate care by doctors who specialize in obesity medicine and general vascular surgeons who specialize in bariatric surgery.
  • Follow-through. A continuum of care that starts with your very first appointment and continues after your surgery to help you create lasting lifestyle changes.
  • Excellence. At Nacogdoches Medical Center, we are focused on creating an environment that embraces safety and quality. The staff of NMC Health Network has worked diligently to implement nationally recognized benchmarks and best practices that have dramatically impacted the environment of care. In the fall of 2018, NMC achieved our 7th consecutive letter A grade from hospital safety watchdog, The Leapfrog Group. Additionally, NMC led all hospitals within the Tenet organization by being awarded the highest score across the organization in the same reporting period.
“Hospitals, like NMC, that earn an ‘A’ from Leapfrog are leaders in saving lives, and we commend them and urge their continued vigilance." - Leah Binder, President and CEO of The Leapfrog Group.

Obesity is a disease. Bariatric surgery can be the solution. We offer an unparalleled combination of compassionate services, surgical expertise and ongoing therapy and support, including an outpatient clinic with personalized care that doesn’t end when you leave our hospital.


Weight loss surgery is generally designed for those with a body mass index (BMI) equal to or greater than 40, or equal to or greater than 35 with serious co-morbidities. Laparoscopic adjustable gastric banding is also FDA-approved for weight loss surgery in people with a BMI of 30 to 35 who have at least one obesity-related condition. Weight loss surgery is considered safe, but like many types of surgery, it does have risks. Consult with your physician about the risks and benefits of weight loss surgery.

Bariatric Surgery Services

Melissa's Story

One month post-op I was able to stop taking both of my diabetic medications (insulin and pill) along with my blood pressure and cholesterol medication.

- Melissa Little

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