Bariatric Surgeon & Medical Weight Loss Physician located in Austin, TX & Cedar Park, TX
Losing 5-10% of your body weight can dramatically improve your health, including lowering your blood pressure, cholesterol, and blood glucose levels. Weight loss can also help with chronic pain and mobility problems since it relieves some of the pressure on your joints. At two locations in Austin and Cedar Park, Texas, NuSelf Bariatrics offers customized solutions including bariatric surgery, balloons, and physician-supervised medical weight loss. Top-rated bariatric physician Sashi Ganta, MD, and his experienced team design personalized weight-loss plans for everyone. Telehealth is also available. Call the office nearest you or book through the online tool to get started today.
Weight Loss Q & A
What are the options for weight loss surgery?
NuSelf Bariatrics offers a variety of different surgical weight-loss options. An expert in the area of weight-loss surgery, Dr. Ganta uses the most advanced techniques for optimal results. The two most popular weight loss surgeries are:
In gastric sleeve surgery, Dr. Ganta removes a large amount of your stomach to make a new one that’s roughly equivalent to the size of a banana. This eliminates much of the ghrelin (aka the hunger hormone) in your body and changes your metabolism while greatly reducing the amount you can eat. Dr. Ganta is a well known gastric sleeve expert, who often uses just one incision in the navel to leave no visible scars. For more information, see our Gastric Sleeve page.
During gastric bypass surgery, Dr. Ganta sections off a small part of your stomach and repositions your small intestine. This allows you to eat much less, and your food bypasses a big section of the intestine. Gastric bypass reduces the amount of calories you absorb and also increases satiety by reducing your ghrelin production.
Although gastric sleeve and gastric bypass are the most common surgeries, Dr. Ganta is a bariatric specialist with extensive experience in other approaches as well, including LAP-BAND AP®, duodenal switch, and SADI procedures. See more about our gastric bypass procedure here.
What is a gastric balloon?
A gastric balloon is a small silicone device that goes in your stomach to take up space and help you eat less. At NuSelf Bariatrics, Dr. Ganta uses Obalon®, the only FDA-approved gastric balloon that you take in pill form.
You take the Obalon capsule in the office while Dr. Ganta observes using X-ray guidance. The process takes only about 10 minutes, and you can get back to your normal routine immediately afterward.
You’ll ingest a total of three balloons over a period of about six weeks, and then after six months, Dr. Ganta removes the balloons while you’re under anesthesia. Gastric balloons can be a good alternative to bariatric or metabolic surgery in many cases. Read more about the gastric balloon here.
What is the medical weight loss plan?
The medical weight-loss plan is a complete nutrition program that induces ketosis to help you lose weight fast. Dr. Ganta and the team dietician customize your New Direction® plan for you and also support you in making lifestyle changes to enhance rapid weight loss.
Prescription medication is also available to curb your appetite and enhance weight loss. You’ll generally come to the office weekly or biweekly for medical weight loss, but NuSelf Bariatrics now offers 100% telehealth services, too. With telehealth, products are shipped right to your door.
Explore all the aspects of weight loss by calling NuSelf Bariatrics or booking a consultation online now.