Houston & The Woodlands Bariatric Surgery Options
Balette Bariatric Center has partnered with several acute care hospitals offering general acute care medical services and emergency care for our patients. Balette Bariatric Center, the bariatric surgery program at Memorial Hermann and St. Luke's The Woodlands Hospital offers patients an astounding level of care by a multidisciplinary medical team.
Balette Bariatric Center has also partnered with Houston Northwest Medical Center to offer Balette Bariatric Center was founded by and managed by Board Certified surgeon, Jason Balette M.D. F.A.C.S.. The Woodlands and Houston based bariatric centers meet the high standards for experience in bariatric procedures & in patient care. Dr. Jason Balette is board certified by the American Board of Surgery.
A member of the Surgical Group of The Woodlands, Dr. Balette is pleased to be able to offer bariatric surgery to patients in The Woodlands and Greater Houston area. Dr. Jason Balette is a surgeon and Medical Director at Balette Bariatrics in Houston/The Woodlands and has successfully performing bariatric procedures throughout his entire medical career.His team of experts are available for patients before and after their surgery at Balette Bariatric Center. This team includes nurses, a psychologist, a dietician and an physical therapist. The team at Balette Bariatric Center also offers comprehensive post-surgical follow-up program so that patients lose weight and keep it off long term.
LAP-BAND SURGERY AT BALETTE BARIATRICS HOUSTON/THE WOODLANDS
Lap band surgery is one of the most popular weight loss surgery procedures in Houston and throughout the world. The lap band is placed around the upper part of the stomach during a short procedure that takes places at one of our bariatric surgery center locations in Houston or The Woodlands. The lap band creates a small upper stomach pouch leaving the larger stomach pouch below. Like an hourglass, the upper pouch fills up quickly and empties slowly so patients feel full sooner and longer. The lap band is the only adjustable weight loss surgery option available in Houston or The Woodlands allowing surgeons to custom tailor the amount and rate of weight loss for each patient.
GASTRIC BYPASS AT BALETTE BARIATRICS HOUSTON/THE WOODLANDS
Gastric bypass surgery has been refined over time so that today it is both a safe and effective surgical weight loss option. Dr. Jason Balette, uses the Roux-en-Y technique for each of his Houston patients. First, a small stomach pouch is made by removing a portion of the stomach. Then, a portion of the small intestine is connected to the new pouch so that much of the intestinal track is "bypassed." With gastric bypass surgery, patients both eat less and absorb fewer calories. These changes allow for rapid and significant weight loss is patients who participate in our weight loss program.
GASTRIC SLEEVE AT BALETTE BARIATRICS HOUSTON/THE WOODLANDS
The gastric sleeve procedure, also known as the sleeve gastrectomy or vertical gastric sleeve, is one of the newest weight loss procedures available to our patients. With gastric sleeve, a large portion of the stomach is removed but the intestines remain intact. The resulting pouch is shaped like a banana or tube that only holds a small amount of food. The result is effective long term weight loss. Many local patients in Houston have had success with the sleeve gastrectomy at Memorial Hermann, St Luke's The Woodlands Hospital and Houston Northwest Medical Center.
WHY HAVE WEIGHT LOSS SURGERY WITH BALETTE BARIATRIC CENTER HOUSTON/THE WOODLANDS?
The Balette Bariatric Center weight loss program serving the Greater Houston Area and The Woodlands and more, is a Bariatric Center of Excellence and earned this designation with hard work and commitment. We work with multidisciplinary team approach where the patient is the center of our team's care and receives a much effective care on many levels from different health-care professionals.