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Welcome to RioSurgical Weight Loss, a San Antonio-based general surgery practice specializing in laparoscopic bariatric surgery.

Joel A. Rodriguez, M.D. established RioSurgical Weight Loss for the advanced surgical treatment of overweight individuals.  Dr. Rodriguez specializes in weight loss surgery, including laparoscopic gastric bypass, sleeve gastrectomy, duodenal switch, gastric band, and revision surgeries (revision of previous bariatric procedures). 


Dr. Rodriguez is fellowship-trained in laparoscopic bariatric surgery which is a minimally invasive surgical approach. This is the highest level of training a surgeon can receive in this field.  He has undergone additional extensive training specifically in the most complex bariatric surgical procedures, in order to offer a completely comprehensive approach to help every patient overcome the challenges of obesity and live a healthy lifestyle.

Here are just some of the highlights that sets RioSurgical Weight Loss apart from other surgery practices.

Surgical Expertise: Unlike many bariatric/weight loss practices, RioSurgical Weight Loss is able to offer all surgical weight loss options including the duodenal switch procedure and revisional operations. Providing this level of comprehensive care allows us to match therapy specifically to a patient’s needs and goals.

Patience and Compassion: You will not be rushed to make a decision. We will explain the risks and benefits thoroughly, in terms that you can easily understand. Our preoperative goal for you is that you walk out of our office feeling confident in the decision you have made.

Full Time Staff: The office staff at RioSurgical Weight Loss is dedicated to helping patients navigate through the insurance process. Our insurance specialists are experienced at navigating the challenges of insurance approval and will work to get you through the process quickly and efficiently.

Dedicated Patient Advocate: You will be assigned to a personal patient advocate who will be there to help you as you go through the preoperative process. Your patient advocate is your direct link to RioSurgical Weight Loss.

Commitment to Your Long-Term Success: Dr. Joel A. Rodriguez understands the challenges that weight loss surgery patients face after surgery. He is passionate about being there for you every step of the way. We will provide high-quality care, with great attention to detail, so that your results are maximized.

Thank you for choosing RioSurgical Weight Loss for your surgical care and we look forward to helping you reach your weight loss goals and achieve a healthy lifestyle.

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