• Contact
  • Location
  • Gallery
  • Menu

About Us


The UT MIST Center for Bariatric and Metabolic Surgery offers medical weight loss programs and weight loss surgery for patients from the surrounding area and around the world. UT MIST bariatric surgeons are faculty members of the University of Texas Medical School at Houston. They are dedicated to giving their patients optimal care by using the least invasive, most advanced, and safest techniques. As leaders in the field of minimally invasive bariatric surgery, they perform more than 400 procedures annually. They use their expertise to help patients treat their obesity by modifying the gastrointestinal tract to reduce nutrient intake and/or absorption. If you have been unable to achieve significant weight loss through diet and exercise alone, bariatric surgery may help you attain a healthier body weight.

The UT MIST Center for Bariatric and Metabolic Surgery also offers medical weight loss programs for patients who prefer a non-surgical approach to losing weight or are not good candidates for bariatric surgery. Our team of specialists can help you select the best option to meet your weight-loss goals and your lifestyle. We work closely together to give you the best possible care, and we have one primary purpose: to help you change your life for the better.

The benefits of taking control of your health and your life are undeniable, but most people are not sure where to start. The surgeons and staff at MIST are here to guide you through this life altering process and ultimately help you to achieve your weight loss goals.

If you would like to schedule a consultation or simply would like more information about medical weight loss programs or surgery, the UT MIST staff wants to help you in the best way possible. Phone our office at 713.892.5500, or request your appointment online.

Mission Statement for UT Health in Houston

At the UT Health Division of Elective General Surgery, our mission is to advance the practice of complex general and gastrointestinal surgery with a global focus on leadership, quality, innovation, and growth in patient care, education, and research.

Leadership: We will create a culture of leading by example; we will lead through influence and not by command and control. We acknowledge that leaders are not leaders unless they have followers. We will measure ourselves by not only what we do, but also how we do it. We will inspire others to be leaders with our actions more than our voices.

Quality: We will strive for the highest outcomes by focusing on empathy, compassion, patient selection, preoperative optimization, postoperative diligence, and superior surgical technique and decision-making. We will teach and publish our quality initiatives.

Innovation: We will lead our specialties in integrating new treatments into the care of our patients. We will partner with industries and build new devices, procedures, and care pathways. We will teach and publish our innovations.

Growth: We will grow our practice by taking care of more patients safely, teaching more students effectively, and researching more ideas productively.

Schedule your first appointment with the UT MIST Center for Bariatric and Metabolic Surgery, or to obtain more information about weight-loss surgery or medical weight-loss programs, contact the UT MIST staff today. Call (713) 892-5500 or contact us online.

Meet the Physicians
of UT MIST Center for Bariatric and Metabolic Surgery and UT COMMP!

The UT MIST/UT COMMP team includes board-certified surgeons and obesity medicine specialists who are among the most highly trained in the country. They offer the most advanced minimally invasive technologies and techniques available for weight loss surgery, and will work with you to provide the best possible care.