The wide variety of resources available on can help patients determine if they are candidates for gastric sleeve. Featured on the site is a BMI calculator. Potential patients can input their height and weight and the calculator will determine if they may benefit from a gastric sleeve procedure. TLC also outlines a comprehensive list of requirements for bariatric surgery patients and a before and after gallery showcasing patient videos, photos and testimonials.
TLC offers many payment options to help alleviate the stress associated with having gastric sleeve surgery. One option offered by TLC is the BLISPay Patient Financing Program. Qualified applicants can expect to pay no money down and receive a revolving credit line of up to $20,000. TLC prides itself on helping patients in all financial situations have the life-changing procedures of their dreams. Many patients are unaware that their Medicare or private insurance plans may cover some — and in a few cases, the entire — cost of the procedure.
The Centers for Disease Control (CDC) website states, “65% (Texas adults) were overweight, with a Body Mass Index of 30 or greater…31% of (Texas) adults were obese, with a Body Mass Index of
30 or greater.” Obesity has proven to be one of the leading causes of life-threatening diseases such as high blood pressure, diabetes and according to the American Heart Association, heart disease. If you feel you may be a candidate for gastric sleeve surgery or would like to contact the experts at TLC to discuss alternative options, please visit their new website for more information.
Meet the Doctors
Sherman C. Yu, MD, FACS, graduated with honors from the University of Texas and completed his medical degree at Baylor college of Medicine, again receiving high honors. He completed his residency and surgical training at the University of Colorado Health Services Center in Denver, serving as Chief Resident in Surgery. Dr. Yu has received many accolades in his field, including being recognized as one of America’s Top surgeons by the Consumers’ Research Council of America. Currently, Dr. Yu serves as Park Plaza Hospitals’ Bariatric Medical Director. Dr. Yu is a board certified surgeon and is proud to be a member of the American Board of Surgery.
Terry Scarborough, MD, FACS, graduated with honors from the University of New Mexico with a degree in pharmacy. After receiving his medical degree from the University of New Mexico School of Medicine, Dr. Scarborough completed his surgical residency at Baylor College of Medicine in Houston. He has successfully completed over 4,000 laparoscopic surgical procedures, 1,000 of which were laparoscopic bariatric procedures. This experience has proved invaluable as he routinely trains surgeons all over the country in the proper completion of REALIZE® gastric banding procedures.
Texas Laparoscopic Consultants
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Houston, TX 77004