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Lose the wait. Take the first step today.

It's not just an option. It's an opportunity.

Bariatrics surgery is the most effective and lasting treatment for severe obesity, yet many patients don't even know they qualify for it.

You may be a candidate for bariatric surgery if:

  • Your body mass index (BMI) is 40+ (or 35+ with the presence of diabetes, high blood pressure, hyperlipidemia, or other serious complications of obesity).
  • Previous attempts at weight loss have been unsuccessful.
  • No medical or psychological conditions exist that would interfere with weight loss success.
  • You are motivated and willing to commit to the lifestyle changes necssary for long-term success.

Even if you don't qualify for bariatric surgery, you may qualify for a non-surgical solution. Get in touch to learn more about your options.

Explore your weight loss options

We'll help you find the right fit. Fill out the form below to get in touch.

Discover the benefits of surgical weight loss.

Obesity is linked to 40+ diseases, including high blood pressure, heart disease, stroke, sleep apnea, and at least 13 types of cancer.

On average, patients lose 60% of their excess weight within 6 months of surgery and 77% within 12 months of surgery. This can make a world of difference in your health.

The sooner you get started, the sooner you can experience the benefits.

  Lower blood pressure

  Alleviated joint pain

  Better heart health

  Easier breathing


  Diabetes improvement or resolution

  Reduced acid reflux

  Enhanced quality of life


Request a one-on-one consultation with a specialist to learn how bariatric surgery may be your solution.

There's no one-size-fits-all solution for weight loss.

That’s why we create a personalized treatment plan, from pre-op education to post-op care, for every patient. Support groups and nutrition counseling included. We only recommend weight loss surgery if it’s truly your best option.

Certified by the MBSAQIP to provide the highest standard of bariatric care, the Weight Loss & Metabolic Institute at Baylor St. Luke’s Medical Center is proud to offer patients a safe, in-hospital experience for a variety of weight loss procedures.

Baylor St. Luke’s is a nationally recognized leader in clinical research and patient care, contributing to powerful breakthroughs in medicine. Our highly skilled surgeons have performed over 1,500 operations and are experts in robotic-assisted surgery. Weight loss procedures we offer include:Weight loss surgeries we offer include:

  • Gastric Bypass Surgery
  • Gastric Band Surgery
  • Gastric Sleeve
  • Bariatric Revision Surgery
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Join us for a free weight loss seminar.

Everyone’s weight loss journey is different, and our multidisciplinary team wants to help you find the right fit. Watch our free informational seminar and learn about the weight loss options available to you.

Meet Our Medical Director

Samer Mattar, MD

Dr. Mattar has extensive experience developing comprehensive bariatric and metabolic programs with an emphasis on modern, high-quality, and compassionate care. His main clinical interests are in the areas of standardizing pathways and optimizing patient outcomes.

Discuss your goals with a specialist

Connect with our team for more information, and we'll guide you through your next steps.

Weight Loss & Metabolic Institute at Baylor St. Luke’s Medical Center

(713) 798-6673

7200 Cambridge St., Ste 8A
Houston, TX 77030