St. David's HealthCare

St. David's HealthCare is one of the largest health systems in Texas and Austin's
third-largest private employer, with more than 60 sites throughout Central Texas,
including seven hospitals, four urgent care centers, four ambulatory surgery centers,
and two freestanding emergency departments, with a third set to open in Bastrop this summer.

St. David's HealthCare has a long history of serving the residents of Central Texas
with exceptional medical care. Our 7,500 employees touch over 858,000 lives each
year with a spirit of warmth, friendliness and personal pride.

Visit our main website at

Patient Services 512-544-LIFE (5433)

Our Programs

St. David's HealthCare is a recognized leader in bariatric surgery, also known as weight loss surgery.

Why Choose St. David's Bariatric Surgery Program:

  • Recognized by several local and national organizations, our program is a Center of Excellence.
  • Free community educational seminars on Weight Loss Surgery presented by a bariatric surgeon who performs these procedures here in Austin
  • A one-stop-shop for preoperative studies, consultations and evaluations.
  • A registered nurse advocate who specializes in weight loss surgery to work with you throughout the process, provide preoperative and discharge education to you and your family, and provide a personal touch throughout your hospitalization.
  • Exercise Physiologists, who are in tune to the physical limitations and challenges faced by our patients, to assist you with a personal prescription exercise plan.
  • Psychologists who perform preoperative evaluations, as well as ongoing counseling if needed.
  • Dietitians with vast experience with the special nutritional needs of weight loss surgery patients.
  • Anesthesiologists who are skilled at working with the health concerns of obesity, and have a proven protocol to provide you with a safe surgical experience.
  • An OR Team who has the experience and expertise required to ensure quality care in a technologically advanced surgical environment.
  • Nurses who are proficient and knowledgeable in the care of weight loss surgery patients.
  • Furnishings, equipment, and patient gowns that are size appropriate to protect the safety and dignity of our patients.
  • Aftercare Program where you will be followed closely after your discharge to ensure you have all questions answered and are staying on track with your recovery.
  • A quarterly Newsletter, WLS Focus, to provide you with continued education about weight management.
  • Support Groups that meet routinely to help you receive the support and encouragement you need to make the necessary lifestyle changes.
  • Program oversight by Dr. Tim Faulkenberry, bariatric surgeon and medical director for St. David’s bariatric surgery program. Dr. Faulkenberry leads members of the Bariatric Surgery Care Committee to ensure a safe, quality based program that provides for the optimal clinical outcome for bariatric surgery patients.

Call 512-544-5433 to register for a bariatric seminar.

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