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The Latest in Non-Surgical Solutions Available from Houston Area Bariatric Surgeon

Houston Surgical Specialists is a multi-specialty practice, headed by an experienced surgeon with a track record of consistently excellent results. We strive to provide a global approach to the complex problem of morbid Obesity with a wide range of treatment plans, from medically supervised diets, nutrition and vitamin plans, to all of the proven effective surgical procedures.

*Now available is the revolutionary, non-surgical Endoscopic Sleeve Gastroplasty.

Endoscopic Sleeve Gastroplasty (ESG)

Dr. Marvin specializes in ESG, a new incisionless procedure that effectively reduces the storage capacity of a patient’s stomach.* ESG is technically not a surgery, because the patient is not cut open or left with any scars. In fact, patients experience little or no pain throughout the entire process.*

Patients are still placed under general anesthesia due to the length of the procedure, but most are able to return home the same day as the procedure and go back to work within a day or two.*

Weight loss without surgery*

When you’re serious about losing weight and improving your health, the gastric balloon ReShape® Procedure is a smart choice. Our unique dual balloon design and comprehensive fitness, nutrition, and lifestyle coaching work together to help you achieve your goals.*

Clinically proven, the gastric balloon, ReShape, is helping people around the world lose weight and keep it off.* But perhaps most importantly, our patients are embracing their futures, improving their health, and feeling more confident than ever.*

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Latest News from Dr. Marvin

Catch up on our blog to find out fascinating things about the world of bariatric surgery.

  • What’s the Weight Loss Halo Effect and Why Does It Matter?

    Losing weight comes with many benefits. Most people already have a good understanding of how weight impacts important health markers such as cholesterol, blood sugar, and blood pressure. As a person loses weight, they usually start to notice other benefits they hadn’t imagined like fitting…

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    How a Weight Loss Procedure Can Jumpstart Your New Year’s Resolution

    How many years have you promised yourself you’ll lose weight once and for all? New Year’s resolutions come and go but the weight never seems to stay off. It’s not your fault: the vicious cycle of weight loss and gain is nearly impossible to break on your own….

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    35 Surprising Benefits of Weight Loss

    Everyone has different reasons for wanting to lose weight. Some people might want to lower their blood pressure or cholesterol while others might want to simply feel more comfortable in their own skin. The benefits of weight loss go a lot further than just improved…

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Chanda Leigh Furlough-Combs*

In my brain, I was simply “full figured” and fabulous – but when I saw pictures of myself, I was mortified at what I REALLY looked like. Read More…

Heather Crisman*

When I first meet with Dr. Marvin in October 2009 I was at a very low in my life weighing 220lbs. Read More…

Heather Mallet*

Majority of my life I was thin.  As a teenager, I was a cheerleader, dancer, & a gymnast.  Read More…

Steroula Peristeris*

I had been fighting obesity for several years before seeking help for it. Read More…

Raymond Dumas*

I was 46 years old, 5’8, weighed 345 pounds, and I had hypertension, diabetes, and arthritis in both of my knees. Read More…

Scott Coyle*

My whole life I’ve fluctuated with my weight and despite how much I lost, somehow I always ended up gaining back that weight plus more.  Read More…

Robyn Tollefsbol*

In life before surgery, I had absolutely no energy. I was a mom to two very active little ones and I had a high-energy job. Read More…


In May 2016, I decided to get the ReShape Procedure. Almost five months later, I can say it’s the best thing I have ever done for myself. Read More…

Debbie Kovich*

It has been one year since I had the Gastric Sleeve. Best choice to save my life. Within a couple of months my A1c was normal. Read More…

* Results will vary by person and are based upon the patient, the surgery type and the compliance with the aftercare program. As with any medical procedure or surgery, there are specific risks and possible complications. The testimonials, statements, and opinions presented on our website are applicable to the individuals depicted. Results may not be representative of the experience of others. Testimonials are voluntarily provided and are not paid, nor were they provided with free products, services, or any benefits in exchange for said statements. The testimonials are representative of patient experience but the exact number of pounds lost and experience will be unique and individual to each patient.


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