Lap Band Surgery Centers and Doctors in San Antonio, TX

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Lap Band Surgery with South Texas Surgeons Professional Association in San Antonio, TX

The South Texas Surgeons Professional Association of San Antonio, TX, is an affiliation of Bariatric Centers of Excellence, offering a complete, multidisciplinary approach to the surgical care of the morbidly obese patient. The practice was founded by Drs. Wright and Cárcamo, two board-certified San Antonio general surgeons who treat a broad spectrum of surgical problems as well as the complications of morbid obesity. South Texas Surgeons offers the laparoscopic adjustable gastric band (the LAP-BAND® System) and the Realize Band, along with medical, nutritional, and psychological support.

South Texas Surgeons bariatric practice has been featured on Newsweek.

Dr. Gerardo E. Cárcamo and Dr. J. Keith Wright

South Texas Surgeons Professional Association of Texas was founded in 2003 by Dr. Gerardo E. Carcamo and Dr. J. Keith Wright.

Dr. Cárcamo graduated from the University of California at San Francisco in 1992 and completed his surgical training at University of Texas in Houston in 1997. He is a member of the Bexar County Medical Society and Texas Medical Association as well as a Fellow of the American College of Surgeons, and he is board certified by the American Board of Surgery.  He has been in the practice of general surgery in San Antonio since 1997, focusing much of his clinical practice on laparoscopic surgery.

Dr. Wright is well recognized as one of the nation’s leaders in lap band surgery.  He graduated from the University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston and completed his surgical training at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School.  He is board certified by the American Board of Surgery and is a member of the Society of American Gastrointestinal  Endoscopic Surgeons, Texas Medical Association, and Bexar County Medical Society. His patients describe him as a highly skilled surgeon paying great attention to detail, with a warm and sensitive bedside manner.

Call South Texas Surgeons at 866-627-3291 or visit them online at Their office is located at 414 Navarro, Ste. 810, San Antonio, TX 78205.

Lap Band Surgery at Village Specialty Surgical Center in San Antonio, TX

Village Specialty Surgical Center of San Antonio boats the lowest cost for lap band surgery in the area, at $12,500 versus the state average of $15,000. Unlike the typical invasive hospital environment, the Village Specialty Surgical Center offers affordable and comfortable treatment in a home-like setting. According to the center’s website, patients prefer surgery centers to a hospital setting for the following reasons:

  • Personalized, high-quality patient care
  • Less waiting time
  • Less paperwork to complete
  • More convenient location and parking
  • Patient-friendly environment
  • Safe, welcoming environment
  • Cost-effective care
  • State of the Art surgical technology
  • Welcomed family involvement

Village Specialty Surgical Center employs surgeons Dr. Ramiro "Sonny" Cavazos, Dr. John J. Gonzalez Jr., Dr. Glen Griffin, and Dr. Carlos Martinez to offer lap band surgical care to its patients.

Dr. Ramiro "Sonny" Cavazos

Board-certified surgeon Dr. Cavazos received his medical doctorate at the University of Texas at Houston Medical School. He received advanced fellowship training in bariatric surgery under the world-renowned laparoscopic surgeon, Dr. Alan Wittgrove of San Diego, California – where the first laparoscopic gastric bypass took place. As the Medical Director of Bariatric Surgery at Northeast Baptist Hospital in San Antonio, Dr. Cavazos has performed more than 1,000 weight-loss operations.

Visit Village Specialty Surgical Center of San Antonio online at To schedule an appointment, call 888-236-1108.

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