About Us2019-05-11T22:05:57+00:00

ABOUT US

Bariatric surgery is a life-changing event that one needs to get healthy as they get beyond 50 lbs overweight, This is to prevent or cure medical conditions as the body and organs are working overtime.

– Dr. Wadiwala

Welcome to Houston Weight Loss!

At our practice we offer laparoscopic gastric banding, laparoscopic vertical sleeve gastrectomy, laparoscopic gastric bypass, and laparoscopic revisional bariatric weightloss options. Each procedure is tailored to patient needs and can be performed at Cyfair Medical Center, Houston North West Medical Center, St. Lukes the Vintage, Methodist Willowbrook Hospital, or North Cypress Medical Center.

We provide a multi-disciplinary approach in order to deliver the highest standards of medical and surgical care for patients who are fighting morbid obesity and trying to lose significant amounts of weight. The goal of our services is to help you in gaining a healthier lifestyle and a slimmer physique with procedures and programs designed to be safe and effective.

About Dr. Wadiwala

Dr. Wadiwala is a fellowship trained bariatric surgeon and formerly the Director of Bariatric surgery at Cyfair Medical Center. After graduating Medical School with Summa Cum Laude at the Western University in Pomona, California; he completed general surgical training at Martin Luther King and Arrowhead Regional Medical center near Los Angeles. He went on to specialize in laparoscopic bariatric surgery training/fellowship was next learned at Penn State Milton Hershey Medical Center in Pennsylvania.

He has actively participated in various scientific articles and attended several conferences related to morbid obesity surgery and outcomes during his extensive training, and is a member of organizations such as ASMBS, SAGES, ACOS, HCMS, and TMA.

As a board-certified general surgeon who specializes in the surgical treatment of morbid obesity, he’s been in practice for over 10 years with thousands of successful bariatric operations with excellent outcomes.

OUR STAFF

Our practice is dedicated to excellence in patient care and providing you with a positive surgical treatment experience. Our staff consists of professionals who are ready to assist you with all of your needs and questions. We believe that our multi-disciplinary team, working side by side, are the main pillars, leading to the success of your surgical journey.

Dr. Irfan Wadiwala

Bariatric Surgeon

Koonj Shaikh- MSPAS, PA-C

Physician Assistant

Marjan Niaki MS, RD, LD

Registered Dietitian

Maria Martinez

Office Manager / Bariatric Coordinator

Cyera Johnson

CMA- Surgery Scheduler

Yesenia Gaytan

CMA

Amanda Powell

MA

Shahina

Billing Manager

Cathie Wolfe

Biller

Astrid Baltazar

Biller

Arleen Esparza

Receptionist

WE PROMISED TO TAKE CARE… AND DELIVERED

I wanted to give you an update on my progress and let you know how happy I am with my decision. I officially started my Journey on October 29, 2014 with the two week pre-op liquid diet. I had my Sleeve Surgery on November 12, 2014 and approximately 4.5 months later I have lost a total of 106 pounds and still losing.

Ralph Sanchez, Visitor

So happy that I chose to have gastric surgery. I didn’t do it for vanity, I did it for my health, and to correct a hernia. Id idn’t want to end up on medications later on in life, like my mother. She has diabetes, amongst many other issues. I am happy that I made a lifestyle change. 5 dress sizes and 32 lbs since 4/14/14. I’m glad that I put myself first and I will be healthy, not only for myself, but for my family.

Julie, Visitor

I am full of confidence, I feel beautiful and I feel like I am capable of doing anything I set my mind too. Before my bariatric sleeve I was extremely shy and will always second guess my self. I never thought I could enjoy my self and my life as much as I do now. The gastric sleeve has been the most important and fulfilling choice I have done.

Veronica, Visitor