People have traveled from around the country for the ESG Procedure
Dr. Marvin ESG Patients from around the United States
We also have people traveling from around the globe including Australia, Canada, and South Africa.
No matter where you live, the Endoscopic Sleeve Gastroplasty weight loss procedure is available with Dr. Marvin! We quite often treat patients traveling to Houston for the ESG as he is one the few surgeons in the region trained and qualified to offer this non-surgical weight loss option!
Houston is a prosperous metropolis with so much to offer in a thriving arts, museum and theater districts and national sports teams. Located in Greenway Plaza/Upper Kirby district, HSS is minutes from the famous Galleria Mall area, the beautiful Museum District and downtown destinations, such as Discovery Green. With two airports, a plethora of hotels, shopping, restaurants, Houston is the perfect location for starting your weight loss journey.
The following information is specifically for the ESG procedure, yet can be modified if the patient is requiring a different option. Please contact the clinic for more information on other procedures.
Basic Outline of the Schedule
Consultations are scheduled with the patient and Dr. Marvin over the telephone.
To minimize the length of time off from work and regular life, the schedule is a 5 day/4 nights stay in Houston. This is one of the highly appreciated perks of the ESG, very quick recovery!
- Thursday morning arrive in Houston by 11 am. Pre-op appoint with Dr. Marvin that afternoon
- Friday morning will be the ESG procedure
- Friday mid-day released to companion. See below if traveling alone.
- Saturday and Sunday are free days to enjoy a relaxing spa or explore all the city has to offer.
- Monday morning is the post-op visit with Dr. Marvin.
- Monday afternoon clear to fly home
Post-Op visits can be managed by a local physician.
There are two convenient airports in Houston on opposite sides of town:
- George Bush Intercontinental Airport (IAH), located 23 miles from Dr. Marvin
2800 N. Terminal Road, Houston, TX 77032
- William P. Hobby Airport (HOU), located 18 miles from Dr. Marvin
7800 Airport Blvd, Houston, TX 77061
There are roughly a dozen hotels within 3 miles of the clinic, but here are two to get started. We are happy to recommend more, or you can search the within proximity of these listed.
- Hotel Derek
2525 West Loop South
Houston, TX 77027
Average Rate: $179-209/Nightly
Call Reservations Team at 866-292-4100 and verbally mention the ‘Small Business Rate” Or on-line booking use code “sbiz” and apply.
- Double Tree by Hilton
6 Greenway Plaza East
Houston, TX 77046
Average Rate: $89-$119.00/Nightly
Use Promo Code: Medical Rate 0002682398 or click here
- Four Points Sheraton Houston Greenway Plaza
2828 Southwest Freeway
Houston, TX 77098
Medical Rate $99 Includes Comp breakfast for 2, Comp Parking and Shuttle service within 3 miles.
- Hotel ZaZa
5701 Main St.
Houston, TX 77005
Keeping in mind the expanse that Houston covers, your weekend activities will need to be considered when deciding on transportation. Hotel Derek is within a short walking distance to The Galleria Mall to the west and Highland Village about ½ mile to the east. The Double Tree is in a business district, but there are dining options close by. For any other destinations, such as the Toyota Center, home of the Houston Rockets, a vehicle is required. Hotels can call a cab for you, but the most popular choice among locals is Uber. With week day traffic congestion, many use Uber for afternoon or evening activates for the convenience.
Of course, another option is renting a vehicle of your choice, both airports have pick up and drop off for the major rental companies.
Hospital Discharge When Traveling Alone
For the out-of-town patients who are traveling without a companion, a Certified Nurses Aid is available to hire. This CNA will act at the accompaniment required by the hospital or surgery center. This is considered a transport service to escort the patient back to the hotel, make comfortable and asses any other needs.
It is a 24 hour minimum and $25 an hour for a CNA or $58 an hour for an RN.
We feel this is the best choice regardless of the low probability of needing medical care for several reasons. The staffing company utilizes extensive background checks and drug testing for all the staff. Uniformed and with photo identification badges, this aids in the comfort of the patient they are in capable hands. Should any emergency arise, all nurses will be equipped to manage situationally, plus all are CPR/AED certified. The preferred vendor is Pulse Staffing and they are located next to The Hotel Derek listed above.
You have the option to be admitted for observation in the facility for additional cost in lieu of hiring a transport nurse. Contact your surgery center for details.
Dr. Marvin and the staff at Houston Surgical Specialist welcome you to Houston!