Carlos Ferrari, MD
Bariatric surgery has put you on the right track to improving your health and your quality of life.
Dr. Ferrari and staff are committed to high quality and personal patient care. All surgeries are performed in Certified Center for Bariatric Surgery. These centers offer also the lowest prices for LapBand and Laparoscopic Gastric Bypass for patient without insurance coverage. Ask us about our free seminars and free post op support groups dates and location.
Bariatric Surgeon - Carlos Ferrari, M.D.
Choosing a bariatric surgeon in Houston can be a difficult task.
Dr. Carlos Ferrari has the most experience of any surgeon in Houston. He is a board certified surgeon with over 15 years of bariatric experence and has performed approximately 5000 weight loss surgeries.
Unparalleled results. Experience leads to higher success and less complications. Dr. Ferrari has a mortality rate of zero, and his complication rates for all laparoscopic bariatric procedures are well below the national average. All surgeries, no matter how complex, are performed laparoscopically using advanced, minimally invasive techniques. This includes complicated revisions of previous weight loss surgeries.
Your partner in weight loss. We are committed to providing personalized care to each patient. The process begins with a one on one consultation with Dr. Ferrari to discuss the different weight loss procedures. He will recommend the surgery best suited to maximize results and meet your needs.
Insurance Approvals. Our experienced staff is very proficient in obtaining insurance approvals. They are your advocate in the sometimes difficult process of insurance approvals.
Bariatric Surgery Center of Excellence. Dr. Ferrari performs all surgeries in a hospital designated Bariatric Surgery Center of Excellence. Dr. Carlos Ferrari has extensive experience in Bariatric Surgery includes more than 5000 cases as surgeon, of which many of these procedures were Laparoscopic Roux-en-Y Gastric Bypass. In the last several years he has focused on minimally invasive surgery (laparoscopic), specially in Laparoscopic Gastric Bypass (Lap Roux-en-Y), Laparoscopic Adjustable Banding (Lap Band) and Laparoscopic Revision and Conversions.
You Are Not Alone
Recent studies have shown that 55% of the American population is overweight and about 10% is severely obese, and the numbers are growing. There is not a specific cause or reason for this health problem; instead, it is the combination of several different factors. Undoubtedly, genes play a big role in how an individual metabolizes food. The social economic environment plays a role in shaping an individual's lifestyle. In the past few years, life has become more sedentary, with the average person spending the majority of the time working behind a desk and then coming home to watch TV or surf the Internet. In addition to an increasingly inactive lifestyle, it also has become easier and easier for an individual to have access to foods that are high in calories, high in fat and have a high carbohydrate content. The bombardment of advertisements for restaurants, fast food chains, ready-made-pop-in-the-oven foods, and ice creams makes it even more difficult for a person to restrain oneself from eating those fattening, but tasty, foods.
Obesity is a SERIOUS health problem. The average life expectancy for an obese person is 58 compared to the average of 78 for non-obese men and women. Diabetes, cardiovascular and respiratory problems, infertility, urinary incontinence, knee and back pain, arthritis, high cholesterol, depression, and increased rate of cancer are just a few of the health problems associated with obesity (comorbid symptoms). The death rate for a morbidly obese patient is 3% compared to less than 1% for the average non-obese person. Americans are aware of the health risks associated with obesity. Each year Americans spend billions of dollars on diets, exercise equipment, health and fitness clubs, trainers, and drugs that promise the miracle of quick and permanent weight loss. The sad truth is that only 5% of those who lose weight by dieting (if they indeed lose weight) will keep it off for more than 5 years. The vast majority will eventually gain back all the weight PLUS an undetermined amount of extra pounds. At this point in time SURGERY or Specifically Bariatric Surgery (obesity surgery) is the only effective and definitive treatment for severe obesity.
LOVE, love, love Dr. Carlos Ferrari!
From the moment we met, I felt, "This is it!". I knew I finally found a Doctor I felt comfortable with and a true expert in the field. The process was super fast. In less than a month after my first appointment, I had the surgery and it was a breeze. I'm into my first week after surgery and feel great.
Left after only 2 days and have been doing really well. The after care team was as wonderful as can be. I have no regrets, only why didn't I go to him earlier! Dr. Ferrari is truly my angel and his entire office team is great.-Mari, Houston Weight Loss Surgery Patient
- The most experienced surgeon in Houston
- High success rates and less complications
- Committed to providing personalized care to each patient
- All surgeries are performed laparoscopically using advanced minimally invasive techniques
- An experienced staff proficient in obtaining insurance approval.
Some of our most asked about procedures: Gastric Banding Surgery, Lapband (Laparoscopic Gastric Banding), Roux-en-Y Gastric Bypass Surgery, Laparoscopic Gastric Bypass Surgery, Duodenal Switch
Areas Served: Sugar Land, Katy, League City, Alvin, Baytown, Spring, The Woodlands, Le Parte, Liberty, Pearland