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Weight Loss and Reflux Surgery Specialist
Dr. Drew D. Howard is a bariatric surgeon in The Woodlands and Houston, Texas and a member of Surgical Group of the Woodlands and Houston Bariatric Surgery. Dr. Howard offers a full range of bariatric weight loss surgery options including: gastric bypass surgery, gastric balloon, sleeve gastrectomy and adjustable gastric bands (aka - Realize Band or LAP-BAND).
Dr. Howard also specializes in advanced laparoscopy and Reflux surgery. Dr. Howard covers all reflux surgery options including: laparoscopic hiatal hernia repair, laparoscopic Nissen fundoplication, Linx, and TIF.
Dr. Howard is board certified by the American Board of Surgery, and the only fellowship trained certified surgeon by the American Board of Metabolic and Bariatric Surgeons in Montgomery County. He believes that taking care of his patients is a privilege and it is important to work with them to find the best possible treatment.
He focuses on developing a full weight loss program while utilizing a comprehensive bariatric team approach to treat his patients for the best results and to minimize their postoperative pain through small incision surgery.
All of Dr. Howard’s patients are carefully assessed to see if weight loss surgery is the right decision for them. Dr. Howard helps patients review their weight loss surgery options and patients are asked to complete some pre-operative assessments that can all be done in our office including visits with:
- A nutritionist who can help the patient understand what they’re eating now and what they will need to eat after weight loss surgery.
- A psychologist who can be sure the patient understands their decision to have weight loss surgery.
Dr. Howard partners with Bariatric Advantage to provide his patients with quality vitamins & supplements to support proper nutrition before and after bariatric surgery.