Memorial Hermann Medical Group The Woodlands Bariatric Surgery offers a comprehensive approach to weight loss surgery. Committed to taking care of his patient’s total needs with respect to weight loss, Dr. Spiegel gives them the tools and resources required to succeed, acting as as your comprehensive support system.
Dr. Felix Spiegel understands that obesity is complex. It’s hereditary and behavioral. It’s a physical and psychological addiction to food. Dr. Spiegel has an undergraduate degree in psychology and an extensive background in nutrition so he addresses weight loss on all levels with all of his patients for the best possible outcome. Bariatric Surgery is a tool and one of the first steps in your journey, but weight loss surgery alone is not enough. Bariatric surgery patients must be committed to changing their lifestyle and breaking bad habits.
Unlike general surgery procedures that require a couple of follow-up appointments with your surgeon, weight loss surgery is different. Dr. Spiegel strives to create a close, long-lasting relationship with each bariatric surgery patient. Dr. Spiegel personally performs Gastric Lap band adjustments and all follow-ups on all weight reduction surgery procedures instead of handing his bariatric surgery patients off to someone else for follow-up care. Dr. Felix Spiegel is accessible to patients 24 hours a day.
Weight loss surgery isn’t just about going from a size 20 to a size 10, getting a new wardrobe and looking great, it’s about restoring health and a better quality of life. It can better your marriage, help your career and even save your life. Obesity is a serious progressive condition. It causes life-threatening illnesses such as diabetes, heart disease, arthritis and cancer, just to name a few. Those who are morbidly obese live 20 years less than the average person. The war on obesity is literally a war for survival.
Dr. Felix Spiegel along with his staff some of whom are weight loss surgery patients celebrate each bariatric surgery patient accomplishments every step of the way. “It’s incredibly gratifying to see my weight loss surgery patients reduce or eliminate their need for prescription medications and become free from conditions like back pain, diabetes, high blood pressure, and acid reflux” says Dr. Spiegel. It’s just as amazing to see my bariatric surgery patients regain the ability to perform simple tasks that many of us take for granted, like tying their shoes. They’re able to play with their kids and maybe fit into and buy that new car they’ve been wanting.
Another benefit of weight loss is additional time and money to do the things you love. Along with a new, healthy lifestyle and proper nutrition, weight loss surgery patients often no longer need to spend time going to pharmacies and to their doctor every other week to have their blood sugar or blood pressure checked. Many save hundreds of dollars a month by getting off prescription drugs