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The Latest in Non-Surgical Solutions Available from Houston Area Bariatric Surgeon

Houston Surgical Specialists is a multi-specialty practice, headed by an experienced surgeon with a track record of consistently excellent results. We strive to provide a global approach to the complex problem of morbid Obesity with a wide range of treatment plans, from medically supervised diets, nutrition and vitamin plans, to all of the proven effective surgical procedures.

*Now available is the revolutionary, non-surgical Endoscopic Sleeve Gastroplasty.

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Endoscopic Sleeve Gastroplasty (ESG)

Dr. Marvin specializes in ESG, a new incisionless procedure that effectively reduces the storage capacity of a patient’s stomach.* ESG is technically not a surgery, because the patient is not cut open or left with any scars. In fact, patients experience little or no pain throughout the entire process.*

Patients are still placed under general anesthesia due to the length of the procedure, but most are able to return home the same day as the procedure and go back to work within a day or two.*

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Weight loss without surgery*

When you’re serious about losing weight and improving your health, the gastric balloon ReShape® Procedure is a smart choice. Our unique dual balloon design and comprehensive fitness, nutrition, and lifestyle coaching work together to help you achieve your goals.*

Clinically proven, the gastric balloon, ReShape, is helping people around the world lose weight and keep it off.* But perhaps most importantly, our patients are embracing their futures, improving their health, and feeling more confident than ever.*

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Virginia Gastric Balloon Weight Loss

Latest News from Dr. Marvin

Catch up on our blog to find out fascinating things about the world of bariatric surgery.

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Chanda Leigh Furlough-Combs*

In my brain, I was simply “full figured” and fabulous – but when I saw pictures of myself, I was mortified at what I REALLY looked like. Read More…

Heather Crisman*

When I first meet with Dr. Marvin in October 2009 I was at a very low in my life weighing 220lbs. Read More…

Heather Mallet*

Majority of my life I was thin.  As a teenager, I was a cheerleader, dancer, & a gymnast.  Read More…

Steroula Peristeris*

I had been fighting obesity for several years before seeking help for it. Read More…

Raymond Dumas*

I was 46 years old, 5’8, weighed 345 pounds, and I had hypertension, diabetes, and arthritis in both of my knees. Read More…

Scott Coyle*

My whole life I’ve fluctuated with my weight and despite how much I lost, somehow I always ended up gaining back that weight plus more.  Read More…

Robyn Tollefsbol*

In life before surgery, I had absolutely no energy. I was a mom to two very active little ones and I had a high-energy job. Read More…


In May 2016, I decided to get the ReShape Procedure. Almost five months later, I can say it’s the best thing I have ever done for myself. Read More…

Debbie Kovich*

It has been one year since I had the Gastric Sleeve. Best choice to save my life. Within a couple of months my A1c was normal. Read More…

Jesse Lee*

I feel amazing now that I’m 70 lbs. down in less than 3 months! I have so much energy, no aches and pains. I’m able to do more things around the house, spend time with my kids, and even get some fishing in. Read More…