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Dr. Guillermo A Gomez has the following 2 specialties
- Bariatric Medicine
Bariatric medicine focuses on the causes, prevention and treatment of obesity. Bariatric specialists are trained in medically supervised weight loss and the management of obesity as a chronic condition. These specialists are skilled in various disciplines that help patients lose weight and obtain optimal health.
The field encompasses dieting, exercise and behavioral therapy, anti-obesity medication, pharmacotherapy and surgery. Bariatric specialists might be from surgical backgrounds and perform obesity-related operations or they might be nutrition and hormone focused, prescribing diet and exercise plans as well as weight loss medications.
Patients defined as obese or having unhealthy Body Mass Indices (BMI) have much greater risk of heart disease, diabetes, asthma, sleep apnea, hypertension, many types of cancer and chronic musculoskeletal problems.
One subspecialty of bariatrics is the focus on the correlation between obesity and mortality.
- Weight Loss Surgery (Bariatric Surgery)
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I am 6 months after my colon cancer surgery and I feel healthier than in decades. My robotic operation was easy on me, I had minimal pain, I went home in 2 days, and I kept normal intestinal function. At the same time, my doctor helped me to resolve my obesity and my tobacco smoking addiction. Now I am cancer free, without obesity and I am not smoking anymore. What I came to the doctor for. Excellent.
Several years ago I had placement of gastric band for obesity outside UTMB. Since 2014 I started having severe reflux, abdominal pain, large belly distension, nausea and vomiting. Several endocopies showed food retention and inflammation in my stomach and esophagus. Everything was blamed on the gastric band. However, deflation of the band did not fix my problem and I developed malnutrition. It happened that the problem was stomach obstruction from ulcer and scarring. Medications and endoscopies could not fix the blockage. Dr Gomez and his team arrived to the diagnosis and gave me a new connection from the stomach to the intestine. A key hole operation resolved the problem immediately. I had no pain at all. I am very satisfied for the care at UTMB with Dr Gomez and his team.
I had severe back pain and inguinal hernia. The pain was neural origin and I was prepared to reduce pain with physiotherapy. Then I had hernia repair with very small incisions which went almost pain free. I did not take more than 3 pain pills. Most importantly, I was driving in less than a week and my physical therapy was not interrupted. I am extremely satisfied with this type of surgery.
I was found with colon blockage and liver problems including uncompensated cirrhosis and malnutrition. I was treated until liver function recovered and nutrition corrected my proteins. Then I underwent colon resection with complete resolution of the problem. There were large polyps and contained abscess from diverticulitis. I am completely satisfied with the results.
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39 Years Experience
Universita Cattolica Del Sacro Cuore
Graduated in 1979
Dr. Guillermo A Gomez accepts the following insurance providers.
- Aetna Choice POS II
- Aetna HMO
- Aetna Managed Choice POS Open Access
- Aetna Signature Administrators PPO
BCBS Blue Card
- BCBS Blue Card PPO
- BCBS TX Blue Advantage HMO
- BCBS TX BlueChoice
- BCBS TX HMO Blue Texas
- CIGNA HMO
- CIGNA LocalPlus
- CIGNA Open Access Plus
- CIGNA PPO
- Humana Choice POS
- Humana ChoiceCare Network PPO
- Humana HMO
- Humana HMO Premier
- Humana National HMO
- Humana National POS
- Humana Preferred PPO
- Multiplan PPO
- PHCS PPO
- UHC Choice Plus POS
- UHC Navigate HMO
- UHC Navigate POS
- UHC Options PPO
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Locations & DirectionsUTMB Galveston (John Sealy), 301 University Blvd, Galveston, TX
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