MCALLEN, TX (June 29, 2010) — You may now find answers to your weight-loss surgery questions online by viewing McAllen Heart Hospital’s new weight-loss surgery seminar video at www.southtexashealthsystem.com .

The online seminar allows anyone wanting to know more about bariatric surgery to view information about weight-loss surgery procedures at McAllen Heart Hospital from the comfort of their homes.

“As a Bariatric Surgery Center of Excellence, McAllen Heart Hospital has met stringent requirements for quality of care and has demonstrated a track record of favorable outcomes,” says Mike Adams, Chief Operating Officer for McAllen Heart Hospital. “This new online tool is just one of the ways our support team helps guide patients through their weight-loss journey.”

Bariatric surgery is a treatment option for people who are severely obese, have weight-related health conditions, and are unable to lose weight by other methods. McAllen Heart Hospital currently offers three weight-loss surgery options. These options are explained by Dr. Luis Reyes, who specializes in bariatric surgery. Dr. Reyes provides comprehensive information about the life changing procedure as he discusses:

? The Three Procedures (Laparoscopic Adjustable Gastric Banding, Gastric Bypass Surgery, and Sleeve Gastroectomy),

? Who Qualifies For Surgery,

? The Preoperative Process,

? The Results of Bariatric Surgery,

? Postoperative Maintenance,

? And Frequently Asked Questions.

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If you've tried other weight-loss methods but none has worked, you are invited to view McAllen Heart Hospital’s online video seminar at www.southtexashealthsystem.com. Click on Services P-Z and select Weight Loss Surgery.

To find a physician who can help you decide if weight-loss surgery is right for you, call Direct Doctor’s Plus physician referral line at 1-800-879-1033.