The Better Weigh Center
About the Better Weigh Center
The Better Weigh Center is the first Bariatric Practice that operates entirely in Corpus Christi, TX. They specialize in providing the highest in patient care and strive to provide it.
What does this mean for me as a patient?
Surgical outcomes can actually be greatly improved when a surgeon operates and does post surgical management in that city. This is because outcome management is very important during and after surgery. You wouldn’t get a car fixed at a shop 350 miles away when you have a local repair guy that already knows your car?
Is this doctor local then?
Yes Dr. Stegemann lives in Corpus Christi, TX and is the only surgeon in the city who performs all three procedures locally. Other surgeons may have businesses in the city but do not currently hold personal residencies or credentials in the city of Corpus Christi, according to the ASMBS the Center of Excellence rating group. This does not mean however that surgeons that operate businesses locally are not credentialed, only that they are operating outside their region.
Why would I want a local surgeon?
A local surgeon is immediately available to you before, during and after surgery. As a result you will experience faster processing and shorter wait times than other surgeons. They function more as a team and the end result is that they work together to provide you world class services in your home city.
Who is this guy?
Dr. Loyd Stegemann has been instrumental in organizing the practice of bariatric surgery in the state of Texas. He organized the first meeting of bariatric surgeons in the state which led to the creation of the Texas Association of Bariatric Surgeons (TABS). The organization, under the leadership of Dr. Stegemann, has seen its membership and influence steadily grow. This year the group was able to introduce a bill into the Texas Legislature which led to coverage of weight loss surgery for State employees. Dr. Stegemann is also an active committee member in the American Society of Metabolic and Bariatric Surgeons and is on the Board of Directors of the Obesity Action Coalition. Dr. Stegemann is an active author and speaker and has appeared in numerous articles and television reports including the Discovery Channel.
Will my dietician be local too?
Yes they are the first clinic to have a local dietician on hand to administer dietary, vitamin, and mineral requirements that are unique to each weight loss procedure.
Do they have support groups?
Yes they have monthly support groups led by their surgeon and dietician. They design their programs to not only be educational but also informative and fun.
Do they provide insurance verification?
They have a full-time staff devoted to helping you through the insurance process. Their insurance specialists understand the codes and procedures required by insurance to get you through the process so you can focus on your health. They assign a dedicated patient advocate that will help you along the way through your pre-operative process. They have a direct local link to the practice.