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Life-changing weight loss, no surgery required.

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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Virginia Gastric Balloon Weight Loss

Houston Surgical Specialists is a multi-physician 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.

Latest News from Dr. Marvin

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

  • Portion Control

    Portion control is one of the biggest contributors to the increasing amount of overweight people in the United States. When most of us sit down to eat we don’t usually think about portion control, but we should. A study done by the Mayo Foundation for Medical…

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    Recap of KHOU Great Day Houston Hosted by Deborah Duncan

    I had a blast on KHOU’s Great Day Houston hosted by Deborah Duncan for a segment of Medical Monday. I was joined by Dr. Raza Pasha (Otolaryngology), Dr.Melissa O’Toole (Radiologist) and Dr. De Ramus (Chiropracter). We had a great audience turn out and I thoroughly…

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    Fitbit and it’s Effectiveness in Aiding Weight Loss

    By now, you have probably heard about the FitBit. It seems like in the last few years they have gotten getting increasingly popular. A FitBit is a physical activity tracker designed to help you become more active, eat a more well-rounded diet, sleep better and…

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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 (on Metformin),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…