Travel Support

If you would like to undergo weight loss surgery in Texas with our renowned bariatric surgeons, but do not live in the area, we can help. No matter where you live, we can make access to advanced bariatric surgery options a reality by helping you travel to Southeast Texas for weight loss surgery.

McAllen, Texas is a city of almost 200,000 people, and is one of the major cities in the Rio Grande Valley. We have an international airport that is serviced by several major airlines, including Continental, American, and Northwest. Public transportation and a full-range of accommodations are plentiful in McAllen, and our helpful staff can advise you when you are making arrangements for your stay. We can also make recommendations for restaurants, places of interest, and other activities in lively McAllen – “The Jewel of the Valley Crown.”

The First Step

The process will begin with a simple phone call or e-mail to our office. Patient forms can be printed from our site, and faxed or mailed to our office in advance. We will discuss your medical history as well as factors such as BMI, lifestyle and personal preference in order to help you determine which bariatric procedure is right for you.

You will only need to make one trip to Southeast Texas for your weight loss surgery. Your follow up can be easily coordinated by phone or email, with the help of your primary care physician.

Your Bariatric Surgery

Your weight loss surgery may require a hospital stay. Typical lengths of stay are:

  • Lap Band: outpatient – no hospital stay
  • Sleeve: 1 night
  • Gastric Bypass: 2 nights

We will work with you to develop a plan for long term follow up care that works with your lifestyle.

If you would like to learn more about traveling to McAllen for bariatric surgery, call us at (956) 630-4161 and we can help you get started on your weight loss journey.