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Dr. Sashidhar Ganta is believed to be the first surgeon in the state of Texas to perform trans-umbilical Single Incision LAP-BAND® System surgery in September 2008, a state-of-the-art surgical technique that can result in virtually invisible scarring and less recovery time.

Why Nuself Bariatrics?

One of the most important decisions you can make when considering weight loss surgery to fight morbid obesity is where you will ultimately have treatment. Bariatric surgery can be life-changing, helping you to reduce serious risks to your health and make lifestyle changes that can result in a slimmer physique and an improved self-esteem. This major transition should be overseen by an experienced, skilled, and well-trained bariatric surgeon who creates a comprehensive treatment plan designed to assist you through all aspects of the weight loss process.

Dr. Sashi Ganta established the Austin Institute of Bariatrics and Laparoscopy in 2006, now renamed "Nuself Bariatrics" as a premier bariatric surgery practice that focuses on personalized care, advanced bariatric surgery techniques, and a program that offers both physical and emotional support before, during, and after your surgery. Dr. Ganta is a Board certified surgeon specializing in bariatric surgery and complete his residency in New York, followed by a Fellowship in Laparoscopy at Yale University and advanced bariatric training with some of the top surgeons in the country.

Our Commitment to Personalized Patient Care

The decision to have surgery is a major step along the path to better health and a slimmer physique. All of our professionals at Nuself Bariatrics are committed to offering you personalized care and a comprehensive treatment plan designed to help you achieve safe, successful weight loss. Dr. Ganta oversees all aspects of patient care, including recovery and follow-up visits to monitor your progress.

Our Commitment to Innovation

Bariatric surgery has become safer and more effective through years of advances in technology and treatment techniques. On Tuesday, September 9, 2008, Dr. Sashidhar Ganta, is believed to have performed the first trans-umbilical LAP-BAND® System weight loss surgery in the state of Texas resulting in no visible scar. This Single Incision Laparoscopic Surgery procedure (SILS) for LAP-BAND® System surgery utilizes a single incision of less than 1 inch hidden in the navel, therefore leaving no visible scars. The SILS band technique improves cosmetic results and may even lead to faster recovery and less pain. It’s a less invasive option for patients considering the LAP-BAND® System and the Gastric Sleeve for long term weight loss and health improvement. Dr. Ganta has received widespread recognition for his technique with SILS, and he taught the procedure to experienced bariatric surgeons who travelled to Austin from across the country.

Dr. Ganta has also introduced many other new weight loss surgery procedures to Central Texas Patients, including techniques such as Gastric Plication, iBand and Gastric balloon Obalon system. Our commitment to innovation and the latest weight loss surgery procedures is one of the many ways Nuself Bariatrics strives to give patients the best possible results from advanced surgical techniques.

Our Commitment to Long-Term Weight Loss

Nuself Bariatrics is established with a dedication and commitment to care for weight loss patients, with the goal of helping them lose weight safely and maintain successful results. We recognize that weight loss surgery is a journey and not a destination, therefore, Dr. Ganta takes a holistic approach to weight loss surgery with comprehensive before-and-after care that can help you in all stages of the weight loss process. Our practice offers unique aftercare services that are designed to support you through the physical and emotional journey of weight loss and positive lifestyle change.

Our Commitment to Aftercare Program

Nuself Bariatrics has developed premium aftercare services for our patients including in office support group, online support via facebook private groups and Nutrition webinar series to help support long term weight loss.

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Our Record of Success

Dr. Ganta has established a credible record with over 3000 bariatric procedures in his practice after completion of his residency and Fellowship training at some of the most respected medical institutions in the world. He has impressive results with low complication rates, owing to his commitment to provide patients with comprehensive, personalized care and the highest priority on safety.

Our Global Outreach

Nuself Bariatrics was one of the few selected national training sites to teach other experienced bariatric surgeons single incision gastric band methods and techniques. Surgeons from all over the country flew into Austin to visit Dr. Ganta's practice and learn about the advanced techniques for Single Incision Lap Band placement (the SILS band) which is designed to leave no visible scars.

In addition to our outreach to surgeons, patients from all over the United States and abroad come to Austin seeking Dr. Ganta's expertise in weight loss surgery. His accomplishments, commitment to innovation, and success rates entice people from across the globe to seek treatment at Nuself Bariatrics.

Our Comprehensive Treatment Options

Dr. Ganta offers all of the available weight loss surgery procedures including the LAP-BAND® System, Gastric Bypass, Gastric Sleeve (vertical sleeve gastrectomy), Gastric Plication, iBand, Duodenal Switch, Gastric balloon with Obalon, Overstitch and Stomaphyx techniques. We also perform revision weight loss surgery. For patients who are not candidates for surgery or not ready for surgery we offer comprehensive medical weight loss solutions including our New Direction VLCD program and the FDA approved gastric balloon weight loss treatments.

Nuself Bariatrics is also part of the the next frontier in bariatric surgery for Austin patients - NOTES. NOTES are endoscopic surgical procedures performed without any incisions whatsoever. Certain weight loss surgery techniques, such as revision STOMAPHYX procedures and OVERSTITCH procedures can now be performed endoscopically on an out-patient basis procedure with no incisions required.

Our Affordable Self-Pay Packages

Nuself Bariatrics is sensitive to our self-pay patient needs and concerns, which is why we offer one of the most value based self-pay package prices in Texas. When you consider the level of personalized care Nuself Bariatrics provides, combined with our skill and experience and dedication to advanced bariatric surgery techniques, this is an incredible value. One of our team members will be happy to speak with you about our self-pay program.

Contact Nuself Bariatrics

Please contact us today for more information on our comprehensive treatment programs, non-surgical options, our board-certified bariatric surgeon, and the many procedures we offer. A member of our team will be happy to speak with you.