Patient Resources

At the state-of-the-art offices of South Texas Lap-Band, Harlingen, McAllen and Brownsville bariatric surgery patients are offered some of the latest surgical procedures and techniques. Dr. Mario del Pino has completed advanced training in bariatric surgery and minimally invasive surgery. This background allows him to offer laparoscopic (minimally invasive) Lap-Band surgery, gastric bypass and gastric sleeve in McAllen / Harlingen. In fact, Dr. del Pino has been recognized as one of the leading Lap-Band and gastric bypass Harlingen / McAllen providers.

To learn more about various weight loss surgery procedures, please explore this website and the resources listed on this page.

Allergan, Inc. (the makers of the LAP-BAND® System)

American Society for Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery (ASBMS)

North American Association for the Study of Obesity (NAASO)

Weight Loss Surgery Options

Obesity Law and Advocacy Center

American Diabetes Association (ADA)

American Society of Bariatric Physicians (ASBP)

National Heart, Lung and Blood Institute (NHLBI), National Institutes of Health

National Library of Medicine (NLM), National Institutes of Health