Weight Loss Program in Austin

B+A Surgeons’ Comprehensive Weight Loss Approach

While there are many approaches to weight loss, determining what option is right for you can feel overwhelming. B+A Surgeons’ team is knowledgeable about all types of weight loss treatment, from medical weight loss to surgical weight loss or a combination of both. Our specialists will help you navigate our comprehensive weight loss program in Austin.

B+A Surgeons was founded 17 years ago by Dr. Nicole Basa and Dr. Alan Abando. These talented surgeons formed their practice to serve their community and provide stand-out care.

As skilled, compassionate providers, they offer their patients unmatched medical, surgical and aesthetic services. When you walk into B+A, you can rest assured that your care team wants to see you reach and maintain your weight loss goals.

In this blog, we’ll discuss B+A’s medical weight loss program in Austin and how our wellness providers can help you become your best self.

Why Our Weight Loss Program in Austin is Different

Our comprehensive weight loss program is designed to help patients achieve their weight loss goals with a spectrum of medical and surgical methods tailored to their patients’ needs. We incorporate the following methods within our program to address patients’ needs:

  • Nutrition advice
  • Lifestyle guidance
  • Medication (including injectable medications like semaglutide)
  • Weight loss surgery for those who qualify

Our program has helped many of our patients achieve long-term weight loss success.

We understand that starting a weight loss program can bring up many emotions, and we promise to help you work through everything you’re feeling during your journey. Our team is experienced and compassionate and wants to see you succeed.

Weight Loss Through Medical Assistance

Our weight loss team understands that it’s essential to provide supportive care that isn’t restrictive. We value our patients and give them individualized support to help them stay aligned with their weight loss intentions during our program. We do this by using a comprehensive approach including:

  • Create a comprehensive plan that addresses the patients’ weight loss goals.
  • Provide weight loss tools that make the plan easy to follow.
  • Measure weight loss patients’ progress with Baritastic, a wellness app
  • Give patients supportive feedback to help them maintain their motivation.
  • A team of specialists in house to include a Registered Dietitian, Exercise Physiologist, and emotional eating therapy using EMDR or Hypnotherapy.

Food That Fuels Your Body

Our weight loss program in Austin is comprehensive, meaning Kelsey Hayes, our registered dietician, will examine your diet and work with you to choose food options that help your body burn fat.

How Your Body Gets Energy

Bodies draw energy from carbohydrates, then from muscle and fat. We use a method that promotes high biological protein foods and limited carbohydrates, which supports muscle mass and encourages fat burning.

Learn Healthy Eating Habits

You’ll also learn new eating habits from our registered dietitian, which will further help you reach your goals. By incorporating new lifestyle changes into your daily routine, you can better maintain the results that you worked so hard to achieve.

We also offer our patients weekly follow-up visits to monitor their progress and support their journey.

Physiology to Refine Your Physique

Our medical weight loss program in Austin also includes a physiology component that includes testing and counseling.

Aaron Serna, our exercise physiologist, along with our surgeons will lead you through the following components to help you achieve your healthiest weight:

Resting Metabolic Rate (RMR) Testing

Your resting metabolic rate is the number of calories you burn when your body is resting. This information allows us to determine how many calories you need to burn to lose weight.

Body Composition Testing

Our SECA machine helps us discover your body composition (the percentage of body fat and muscle mass you have). This test helps us monitor and measure your progress.

Exercise Counseling

During exercise counseling, our physiologist will create customized exercise programs and teach you proper exercise forms and techniques to help you reach your weight loss goals. The following are some of the tools we use:

  • V02 Testing: Whether you are just starting an exercise program or are a veteran working out, this test will examine how well your cells can utilize oxygen. It will help you determine the best workouts for you, be it resistance training, cardio, or a combination of both. It will also accurately determine what heart rate you should target for fat burning.
  • ECHO and stress tests: In-house cardiac testing prior to surgery.
  • Additional Testing: In-house lab draws with CPL.
Additional Support

We also welcome our weight loss program participants to indefinitely participate in our weight loss support groups. These groups are incredibly valuable to our patients. We encourage participation so you never feel alone during your journey.

Helpful Tools for Your Weight Loss Journey

Our weight loss program in Austin is equipped with everything you could need to see successful weight loss results.

The following are the unique weight loss services we provide our patients in our comprehensive program:

Weight Loss Surgery Options

B+A Surgeons is an expert bariatric surgery provider. Our surgeons understand that patients seeking weight loss assistance may need bariatric surgery. The following surgical procedures are ideal for patients who struggle to get lasting results. In most cases, weight loss surgery is the best option for helping patients keep unwanted weight off.

We understand that surgery may seem intimidating, but it isn’t when you work with our team. We have your best interest and health in mind at all times, and we will always talk through your surgical options so you can determine what weight loss program in Austin is right for you.

Gastric Sleeve Surgery

The gastric sleeve surgery removes approximately 75% of the stomach to help reduce hunger signals and restrict food intake. We perform this procedure robotically, meaning you’ll experience fewer complications and a decreased recovery time.

Gastric Bypass

During a gastric bypass surgery, our surgeons reduce your stomach’s size and reroute part of the digestive system to limit the amount of calories you absorb. This procedure is also performed robotically by our surgeons.

Modified Duodenal Switch (SADI)

The robotic modified duodenal switch (SADI) combines the gastric sleeve procedure (where part of the stomach is removed) and gastric bypass (where the intestines are rerouted).

Gastric Band (Lap Band) Surgery Removal

Unfortunately, studies have shown that gastric band surgery isn’t effective for long-term weight loss.

If you have a gastric band, our surgeons can remove it and, if desired, implement a more effective solution.

Injections for Weight Loss

Our providers also use weight loss injectables to help jump-start your weight loss process. Weight loss injectables are temporary, and do not provide long-term weight loss assistance.

Our practice offers the following injectables to patients to initiate weight loss and increase metabolism:


Semaglutide is one of the most popular weight loss injectables. It was originally designed to help type 2 diabetics regulate their blood sugar, but researchers also discovered it helps patients lose weight.

This medication works by mimicking a hormone called GLP-1. Your body naturally releases this hormone after you eat to manage the digestive process and regulate blood sugar levels.

Semaglutide is typically given once a week and requires follow-up visits to monitor your weight loss results.


Tirzepatide is similar to semaglutide. It can help patients lose weight by:

  • Mimicking GLP-1 (similar to semaglutide)
  • Acting on GIP receptors

GIP is another hormone that aids in blood sugar and insulin regulation.

Tirzepatide is typically given once a week and requires follow-up visits to monitor your weight loss results.


This essential vitamin helps with energy metabolism. Patients with B12 deficiency can have lower energy levels, making weight loss challenging.

You can receive B12 injectables every week or month, depending on your needs.


This injectable includes B12 and the amino acids that aid in fat metabolism.

You can receive MICB12 injectables every week or month, depending on your needs.

LipoState IM

Lipostat IM is a weight loss injectable that includes MIC, B-complex vitamins, and amino acids that assist in fat burning.

This is a good option for anyone who wants to lose weight, even if that’s only 10 pounds.

This injectable is usually given once a week for 6 weeks.

Hormone Imbalance Correction

We provide patients relief from the unpleasant symptoms (including weight gain) that often arise from hormonal imbalances with hormone replacement therapy (HRT).

Our 24/7 BioTE hormone therapy is administered via pellets we place under your skin. The hormones within the pellets are bioidentical, meaning they come from natural sources and more effectively mimic the hormones found in your body.

Patients often feel results for 3 to 6 months before needing replacement of the pellet.

Non-Invasive Body Sculpting

EMSCULPT NEO is a non-surgical body sculpting option that eliminates fat and builds muscle by targeting specific muscle groups with a combination of radiofrequency (RF) and high-intensity focused electromagnetic (HIFEM) energy. Together, this triggers ultra-rapid muscle contractions in the treatment area, similar to that of a workout.

We use the EMSCULPT device to treat the following areas:

  • Abdominal muscles
  • Buttocks
  • Thighs

A single pain-free treatment takes less than an hour and requires no downtime. We generally recommend patients have a minimum of 6 treatments over 3-4 weeks. Results can last 6 to 12 months or longer, depending on your diet and exercise routine.

Body Contouring

Evolve body contouring uses radiofrequency energy to eliminate fat cells and to firm and tighten underlying skin by boosting natural elastin and collagen production. This pain-free device uses radiofrequency energy (RF) to generate heat in the subdermal layers of skin, combined with vacuum and energy pulses to contour your body.

This non-invasive treatment typically takes 1.5 hours per session, and we recommend that people have 6 to 8 treatments. Patients don’t require downtime after treatments and will see results for 4 to 6 months.

Liposuction and Skin Tightening

BodyTite can be used as a pre- or post-weight loss treatment or for pure body sculpting when the fat in an area isn’t easily lost. The minimally invasive procedure is able to tighten loose skin and eliminate excess fat by using the power of radiofrequency and liposuction to sculpt your body.

BodyTite is minimally invasive and typically takes 1 hour. You can expect to take 2 to 8 days of downtime and see results for over 5 years.

The Comprehensive Weight Loss Program in Austin That Will Get You Results

B+A Surgeons is dedicated to helping you reach your weight loss goals. Through a combination of effort, goal setting, and treatment options, we can help you achieve long-term, sustainable weight loss.

Dr. Basa and Dr. Abando want to help you improve your health and quality of life. Your first appointment at B+A Surgeons will include a consultation, where our caring providers will learn more about you, your medical history, and your weight loss goals.

From there, we create a customized weight loss program to help you achieve the weight loss milestones you set. If you have questions at any point during the process, our physicians, advanced practice providers, dietitians, health coaches, and other team members will support you and provide answers. At our practice, you’re more than a patient. We care about you and want to see you reach and maintain your goals.

Are you ready to get started? Schedule a consultation with one of our experienced providers today.