We require patients to lose 5-10% of their body weight before surgery. Our registered dietician provides a comprehensive diet and exercise plan to help you achieve this.
Here every step of the way
B+A Surgeons provide comprehensive, compassionate care for every patient that enters our practice.
Bariatric surgery is a real-world solution to help people who suffer from obesity. In past years, bariatric surgery was a highly-invasive procedure that had a long recovery time – but times have changed. With newer surgical techniques, bariatric surgery is a simple procedure with a short recovery time and total effectiveness. We offer custom bariatric surgeries to help you live a healthier, more confident life.
We listen to your concerns, discuss your treatment options in detail, and support you through every step, every question, along your journey to building long-term confidence. Our highly experienced surgeons specialize in minimally invasive, robotic-assisted surgery and have performed over 3,000 bariatric procedures.
A comprehensive approach to weight loss
Surgery is just one of our tools. Our comprehensive bariatric program helps patients achieve life-changing and sustainable results.
We believe in a multidisciplinary approach, and we focus on helping you transform your life to become a happier, healthier, and more active version of yourself.
How it Works
First, you will sit down with one of our surgeons, Dr. Basa or Dr. Abando, to discuss your concerns, medical history, and weight loss goals. Then, we will discuss treatment options and help you decide the best path for your needs. During the consultation, you will learn more about our program through easy-to-understand education and get to know the team at B+A Surgeons.
If you decide to pursue surgery, our team will set you up with cardiac testing, psychological testing, and other required tests depending on your medical history. In addition, you will meet with our registered dietician, who will help you lose 5-10% of your body weight prior to surgery. This step is crucial in helping your body prepare for a surgical procedure, and for starting to build healthy habits and momentum in your weight loss journey from day one.
B+A Surgeons will perform your procedure using the da Vinci Surgical System. This advanced technology allows our surgeons a better view of the abdomen and increases the capabilities of our tools. As a result, patients have faster recovery times and experience less pain after surgery.
Your journey with B+A Surgeons doesn’t end after surgery. Our founders, Dr. Basa and Dr. Abando, designed a comprehensive program to help patients achieve long-term success. As your lifelong partner in this journey, we provide support groups, guidance from registered dietitians, follow-ups with our physician assistant, and additional resources to help you achieve your goals.
Bariatric Surgery in Austin
Gastric sleeve surgery removes approximately 85% of the stomach to restrict caloric intake and reduce hunger signals.
Gastric Bypass reduces the size of the stomach and re-routes a portion of the digestive system to decrease caloric absorption. (Patients cannot take NSAIDs after this procedure due to increased risk of ulcers.)
SADI combines a sleeve gastrectomy (where part of the stomach is removed) and a gastric bypass (where the intestines are rerouted). Patients can take medications like NSAIDS after this procedure.
My first experience with him he literally saved my life. Dr. Abando is an excellent surgeon with amazing bedside manner…
Dr Abando is an excellent surgeon with amazing bedside manner. My first experience with him he literally saved my life. Each experience since has been wonderful. My older son sees him as well for abdominal issues and loves him just as much and I refer him to every friend I have needing some kind of abdominal surgery. His staff are kind and efficient. I highly suggest using him.
Dr. Basa performed my gastric sleeve 16 months ago… [she] is not only excellent in her skill, but is also a very warm, friendly person.
Dr. Basa performed my gastric sleeve 16 months ago. I have lost 120 pounds. Dr. Basa is not only excellent in her skill, but is also a very warm, friendly person. Thanks
I went to Dr. Abando for my initial consult… The doctors, staff, and facilities are excellent. Everyone is very supportive and ready to help at any time…
I went to Dr. Abando for my initial consult. He welcomed me with a big smile and he took the time to listen to each of my concerns. They have a well thought-out program that is designed to educate you on their life-changing procedures. The doctors, staff, and facilities are excellent. Everyone is very supportive and ready to help at any time. I would highly recommend Dr. Basa, Dr. Abando, and Jessica Fowler to anyone who is interested in Bariatric surgery.
I have no words for this review. Dr. Basa saved my life and I am forever grateful. I was on the fence at first but now I realized this was the best decision I ever made…
I have no words for this review. Dr. Basa saved my life and I am forever grateful. I was on the fence at first but now I realized this was the best decision I ever made. The office and doctors are very friendly and care about their patients. I almost went somewhere else before coming here and you were just a number there not to mention the doctor does not even live or work in the area (he was from Dallas). They have a fool proof plan that is easy to follow and offer their own products (protein powders, vitamins, etc) which makes it easier to obtain and keep track. All health issues have went away and I am my healthiest in years. I am now 80 pounds down and still going. I highly, highly recommend Dr Basa or Dr. Abando. Thank you both!!!
I absolutely love this place. Everyone from the staff to the surgeons are fantastic… If you’re looking to have bariatric surgery, this is the place to go.
I absolutely love this place. Everyone from the staff to the surgeons are fantastic. I spoke with Dr. Abando in August 2017 and after talking to him I felt so relaxed and calm and ready to take the next step.
If you’re looking to have bariatric surgery, this is the place to go.
Frequently Asked Questions
Currently, B+A Surgeons operate in a hospital conveniently located near the B+A Medical Center. Pre-op and post-op care, guidance, lab work, testing, and appointments all take place at the B+A Medical Center.
Bariatric surgery in Austin is not right for everyone. Our physician assistant and registered dietitians provide non-surgical weight loss programs, guidance, and support to help you lose weight.