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)

Frequently Asked Questions

Here, you’ll find a summary of frequently asked questions on Weight Loss Surgery. If you have additional questions please call 512-544-LIFE (5433) or attend a weight loss seminar in your area.

Frequently Asked Questions

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  • What is morbid obesity?

  • What causes morbid obesity?

  • What is a co-morbid condition?

  • What is Weight Loss Surgery?

  • What is Body Mass Index (BMI)?

  • How long do I have to stay in the hospital?

  • Can I get pregnant after weight loss surgery?

  • What about postoperative pain and discomfort?

  • What is the long-term success of weight loss surgery?

  • What will my life be like after the surgery?

  • When can I go back to my normal activity level?


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