Bariatric Care Centers
The Mirza Clinics
Lose Weight Enjoy Life
A Leading Bariatric Surgeon in the Houston, TX Area
A Houston LEADING Board-Certified Surgeon with 15+ Years of Experience
More than a third of the adult population in the United States struggles with obesity—this equates to about 78 million people. Many also struggle with obesity-related medical conditions such as type 2 diabetes, high blood pressure, heart disease, gallstones, sleep apnea, osteoarthritis, and others. If you suffer from obesity and would like to do something about it, visit Dr. Mirza, our highly-trained Houston bariatric surgeon at Bariatric Care Centers!
Brian Mirza, MD, FACS, is a skilled weight loss surgeon with more than 15 years of surgical experience. He is board-certified with fellowship training in laparo-endoscopic and laparoscopic bariatric surgery from the world-renowned Cleveland Clinic Foundation. In order to provide his patients with faster and more comfortable recovery, Dr. Mirza uses less invasive bariatric surgery types over the more traditional “open” method. The laparoscopic bariatric surgery methods Dr. Mirza utilizes can also be used for correctional procedures, including lap band revisions.
Helping You Live Happier & Healthier
Your health and happiness can be severely impacted by obesity. This condition has been known to cause a wide range of co-morbid health conditions, including depression, asthma, sleep apnea, osteoporosis, certain types of cancer, hypertension (high blood pressure), type 2 diabetes, and other health issues. Fortunately, taking control of your obesity and getting down to a healthy weight can often help prevent or resolve many of these health issues, extend patients’ life and improve the very important quality of life.
Nutrition Counseling & Support Groups
Nutritional counseling is a process that takes a personalized approach to defining your ideal dietary habits. Your counselor will sit down with you to assess your nutritional needs based on your personal health history, and he or she will also talk to you about your personal tastes when it comes to various foods. This will allow the counselor to design a program that you can stick to and that helps to propel your weight loss.
We go a step further and offer support groups to help you adjust to the change and achieve sustainable results. Free Houston area Support Group Sessions are offered to pre- and post- weight loss surgery patients every third Saturday of each month, with the exception of holiday weekends.
Why Choose Us
- Surgeon Qualifications-Board Certified Fellowship Trained in Bariatric Surgery
- Fellow of the American College of Surgeons.
- Fellow of the American Society for Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery; FASMBS.
- Designation as a “Fellow of the American Society for Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery” demonstrates commitment to excellence
- Dr. Mirza is the Medical Director of Bariatric Surgery at a Houston Center Of Excellence.
- Excellent Long-Term Track Record of Safety
- Over 15 Years Experience
- 1,000's of Successful Safe Bariatric Surgeries Performed
- Most of our patients are referrals from existing patients
- Comprehensive approach to weight loss surgery with continued follow-up.
- Yearly Laboratory Testing to Optimize Patients Health
- Using only Center Of Excellence Hospitals for Surgery.
- To assist him in surgery Dr. Mirza uses Highly trained and skilled surgeons and Licensed Assistants.
- Dr. Mirza will spend time with you and evaluate you personally, at the office and at the hospital.
Our wonderful patient Ramiro lost over 75 pounds from the gastric sleeve. Watch his story here!
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I have tried everything to lose weight on top of dealing with arthritis, pain, a pinched nerve, depression, and no sleep. I decided to choose weight loss surgery and Dr. Mirza, because he has excellent Google reviews and he was knowledgeable, understanding, and patient with me. The whole process was amazing. The staff was so kind, efficient, and supportive!
The best thing about losing weight is now I am able to move without pain and I am able to sleep better at night. I also have a better social life and overall better relationships. I now do not have to be cautious about being a big girl. Now that I have lost all this weight, I can run, sit with my legs crossed, not have shortness of breath, and have more energy. I am so happy with my results and if I could go back, I would have done it sooner! I have already recommended some people to Dr. Mirza and I encourage anyone who is interested in weight loss surgery to make an appointment with him!
I decided to look into weight loss surgery because I wanted to change my life. I found Dr. Mirza online and saw his reviews, and decided to go for a consultation. Once I met him face to face, I knew he was the right doctor for me! Also, the staff was great throughout the whole process!
I think the best thing about losing this weight has been the quality of life. It touches every aspect of how I live. Overall, this surgery has made me a better father, husband, employee, and a happier person. I absolutely love my results! I am just so grateful for the whole experience! The whole team here has been such a pleasure to experience this journey with. I would recommend Dr. Mirza to anyone needing or wanting bariatric surgery.
After years of failed dieting and gaining weight year after year, I knew I needed a change. I wanted to be able to be active in life. So, I decided to choose weight loss surgery. After visiting with Dr. Mirza, I knew I had to choose him. He was so nice and explained everything in detail. He just cares so much about his patients!
Also, the staff is absolutely amazing! They are so friendly, knowledgeable, and helpful throughout the whole process. I think the best thing about losing weight is the fact that I feel so much better. My health has drastically improved! I am now able to run, bike for miles, and hike. I also am able to participate in my daughter’s softball practices and chase the balls all over the field.
Overall, this was absolutely the best decision I have ever made! This decision has helped me better my life and my health. I recommend Dr. Mirza to everyone! When deciding on a surgeon, he is absolutely the best choice!
I decided to choose weight loss surgery because I wanted to live past my 40’s. I also wanted to have children and provide them with my best self. After doing some research, I decided Dr. Mirza was going to be my surgeon. I had researched surgeons in Houston and saw an interview with him, and immediately knew this was the surgeon that I wanted. I am so happy I chose Dr. Mirza, his staff is so kind and supportive throughout the entire process.
I feel that the best thing about losing this weight is how confident I am now. I also have so much more energy and I found that I am being more social! Before my surgery, I was not able to do outdoor activities such as swimming, hiking, and walking. I can now do all of these activities, plus more! I am also able to sit in theatre and airline seats comfortably! I am so happy with my results and I would recommend Dr. Mirza to all of my friends and family.
I just hit my one year anniversary and couldnt be happier! Dr. Mirza and his staff are incredible. They are so friendly and helpful. Dr. Mirza is always available for any questions I ever had over the last year, even on weekends. I love how he went above and beyond with my care to help minimize any complications. I always felt like i was in good hands.
I am very happy with my results. It is almost 4 months after my surgery and I have lost about 73 lb so far. I am able to walk up flight of stairs without any difficulty and shortness of breath. I am sleeping better and I have a lot more energy now than ever. Dr Mirza is a great surgeon, very detailed, answered all my questions and has good bedside manner. Cami in the office was awesome, guided me through the whole process in getting the surgery in a smooth transition. I am currently working on getting more lean and more muscle doing weight training. I can’t be happier with my outcome! I highly recommend dr mirza and his team!
I am very happy with the results of my surgery - I am 5 months out and I have lost about 76 lbs so far. I don’t think I would have achieved this success on my own without the help of Dr. Mirza and staff. I can do things that was impossible prior to surgery such as: crossing my legs when I sit, go on rides in kemah boardwalk(seats were too small prior to surgery) and I am confident enough to wear my two piece bathing suit now !!
I went down 6 dress sizes so far! I feel that the staff in particular Alicia and Sheila has been really supportive during the whole process and I am thankful for them.
I have not been this size since I was in junior high. I cannot wait until I reach my goal weight!
I highly recommend dr mirza and his team!!
When I met Dr. Mirza, I knew he was going to be my surgeon. He took his time to explain everything to me and wanted me to understand everything that surgery entails. His staff is just as amazing. They make everything so easy, from first consultation to post-op followups and everyone is so kind and pleasant to work with. Dr. Mirza gave me his cell phone number and told me to call him ANY time!! And he means it! His nutritionist, Sheila, is so knowledgeable and helps you stay on track. I am 3 months post-op and already my 40 lb weight loss has improved my life significantly. I can move so much more easily. And it's just going to get better. Dr. Mirza's care and expertise have given me my life back. I've had a wonderful experience with him and his center. I highly recommend him to anyone considering weight loss surgery. Thank you Dr. Mirza & team!!!
Doctor Mirza and his staff are awesome! They made me feel comfortable from the beginning to the end. I have lost more than I expected in such a short time. Since my surgery, my whole family had lost weight along with me. I could not have been happier with my result so far! Please consider Dr Mirza’s clinic If you suffer from obesity and would like to improve your health and lifestyle!
Can't thank enough to DR.Mirza and the staff. He is the best doctor!!!!!
I got my life back because of DR.Mirza
Dr. Mirza and his team is amazing. They share your vision for a healthier you. Dr. Mirza, you are AMAZING, although you specialize in weight loss surgery, you are concerned with the overall health of your patients. You were with me from start to finish to make sure I was ok and you were readily available to answer any questions no matter the time. I could not have chosen a better team. I appreciate you helping me make the best decision in becoming a healthier me. For anyone that's considering doing this weight loss surgery, this is team you want. Dr. Mirza looks at you as a person and what's best for you. I can assure you, with this doctor it's not about the money it's about you and your health. Try him and you won't regret it. They are indeed the dream team.
Dr. Mirza is a special doctor. He cares about his patients and he takes the time to explain something if you don't understand. I couldn't be happier with care I received from start to finish at this office, including the office staff, nutritionist, procedures, etc. I knew I had picked the right doctor when all the nurses at the hospital told me how great Dr. Mirza is and how they would choose him if they needed bariatric care. 5+ stars!!!
Dr. Mirza is an amazing Doctor as well as a very caring competent person. He gives extra attention to every step to ensure the health of his patient are extremely preserved. I don't think you could find a better surgeon for better results ! His team is also excellent and understand what this process entails for the patient.
I finally committed to weight loss surgery after my daughter kept asking me when I was going to lose weight. I chose Dr. Mirza because I knew a friend’s daughter that worked for him. I heard many great things from her so I decided to give it a shot. I am glad I did because she was right, Dr. Mirza changed my life! The staff and the dietitian are also amazing! Before the surgery, I was a size 22 and now I am a size 6-8! My shirt size went down from a 3X to a medium. I now have more energy to get through the day and I live a more active life style. Now that I have lost this weight, I am able to exercise, cross my legs, sit in a normal size seat, and slide into any booth at a restaurant. I am so happy with my results, the only regret I have is not getting this surgery done sooner. I would 100% recommend Dr. Mirza to any friends or family!
Dr. Mirza is the best bariatric surgeon. I am very picky, and I did tons of research before deciding on Dr. Mirza. He has the best bedside manner, he is honest, caring, and the communication between doctor and patient is amazing. I wish all doctors were like Dr. Mirza. He will go over every detail possible, answer any questions, and alleviate any concerns you have. He will tell you the truth and not sugarcoat it, but in a professional way. He will spend time with you and not make you feel rushed or pushed into anything. In addition, he is truly a gentleman. I would highly recommend Dr. Mirza.
I decided to choose weight loss surgery because I was starting to have problems with my health. I could no longer play with my kids or feel comfortable working at work. I just wanted to live the life of a regular person. I found out about Dr. Mirza through my parents, so I decided to make the first step and schedule an appointment. Looking back, I am so glad that I made this decision! The staff was excellent and provided me with superb service. I would say that Dr. Mirza and his staff are the best in town. I am now able to live the life that I always dreamed of. I can now play with my kids and play sports! I am even able to go dancing with my wife for a night out. I would recommend Dr. Mirza to anyone! He has made such a huge and positive impact on my life!
I have struggled with my weight for all of my adult life. No other avenues for weight loss had been successful in helping me to lose the weight long-term. It was my primary care doctor that actually recommended Dr. Mirza, as my bariatric surgeon. I did extensive research on gastric sleeve, Dr. Mirza, and his practice. I found that he was a highly trained surgeon and that he was regarded very well by his patients. Dr. Mirza’s staff has been so helpful and supportive throughout my entire program. They were especially trained in health insurance, which was something I was worried and stressed about. They helped with obtaining authorization from my insurance company and payment for my sleeve gastrectomy. The staff made the process quick and easier than I ever expected. I can now do things that I have always wanted to do, but was previously too afraid or too overweight to do them. I had always been a swimmer, but now I’m faster and more confident! I don’t tire easily and now truly enjoying the sport that I loved so much as a kid. I simply love my results! I have already recommended Dr. Mirza and the sleeve gastrectomy to others. Dr. Mirza is a great doctor. He is caring, compassionate, and truly wants you to succeed, giving his follow-up care for years after your surgery to support you in this journey. Before: 285.2, Now: 181… and counting!
I pondered on the idea of weight loss surgery for a couple years. I then began to see spikes in my blood sugar and I knew it was time to stop pondering on the idea. I started to realize that one day I might have grandchildren and I wanted to be active, and do things with them as I did with my own children. I decided to go to Dr. Mirza because I heard great things about him from one of my co-workers. Dr. Mirza is hands down the best doctor I have ever been to. I can tell that he truly cares about his patients. The staff was amazing as well! Anytime I had a question or concern, they were right there to help me with whatever I needed. I can see a huge difference in my mobility; I can tie my shoes, go up and down the stairs, and get on the ladders at work. I am way more active then I was before the surgery and I am able to accomplish more at work. I would defiantly recommend Dr. Mirza to my friends and family.
For many years, I tried to lose weight and was unsuccessful. I felt like I couldn’t accomplish anything. Fortunately, my cousin saw my struggles and referred me to Dr. Mirza. She had her weight loss surgery with him and loved her results. With her as my trusted source, I made an appointment with Dr. Mirza to start my journey to a NEW me. Going in to Dr. Mirza’s office, I felt at ease. Every one of his staff member treated me nicely and without problem. I would definitely recommend Dr. Mirza to anyone looking for weight loss surgery because he and his staff are without a doubt fantastic! I never had any issues throughout my whole journey to surgery. Now that I’ve had the surgery, I feel a lot lighter and faster. Everything I do, I can do a lot more efficiently and without getting tired. The best thing about the NEW me, would definitely have to be fitting into smaller clothes. It is the best feeling to be smaller and out of any health risks that I was once facing. I am very happy with my results and I want to stay this size forever!
When my grandfather died, it made me re-evaluate myself. I didn't want my life cut short because of my weight. I knew something had to be done! I had heard many of my colleagues conversing about having their weight loss surgeries and I was seeing their progress, so I called and booked an appointment with that doctor, but their soonest appointment wasn't until February and I wanted to be seen as soon as possible. I did some research and stumbled across Dr. Mirza. I read up about him on Health Grades and I also found him on YouTube, where he appeared on the Today Show. It was fate in my eyes for me to go to Dr. Mirza. When I called to book an appointment, they were able to see me a lot sooner than the other doctor I had originally scheduled with. When the other doctor finally called me for my appointment, I ecstatically said that I had already had surgery. I am very happy with my results! I can honestly say I am not too skinny nor too big. I am in my comfort zone and that makes me perfectly happy. Losing weight has helped me find myself and made me feel very comfortable in my own skin. Another perk of losing weight is buying new clothes and being able to fit them. Before with my size, I didn't really have a choice in picking and choosing my clothes, but now I do and it really makes me feel very accomplished. I also do boxing as a form of exercise. I had tried to do boxing in the past and couldn't even last 5 minutes, but now my endurance has sky rocketed and am able to finish. I would definitely recommend Dr. Mirza to anyone looking for weight loss surgery. In fact, I already have. I had never had surgery before and afterwards, I felt no pain what so ever, which in my book is pretty darn good! I must also commend Dr. Mirza's staff for being so good to me. They weren't pushy with me, very educational, super sweet, and made my experience very personable.
I was done being tired and fatigued, overweight and unable to lose anything, and seeing my health plummet. That’s why I chose to have weight loss surgery. I attended a Houston bariatric surgery seminar hosted by Dr. Mirza, and I felt a close connection to him and I knew right away that I wanted him to be my surgeon. He was extremely approachable and very thorough, and explained about the different type of procedures to lose weight and customized the expected outcome for me. When I came in for my first appointment, the staff was great; they were very friendly and treated me with compassion. They took care of all the insurance paperwork and discussed all the options to take care of the financial cost for the procedure. I then decided to have the gastric sleeve surgery. Dr. Mirza performed my surgery; he made himself available to me after surgery. I could contact him or his staff for any concerns or questions that I had. Since the surgery, I have high energy; I can finally keep up with my kids. I look and feel great! I can go up the stairs without getting winded, and I am back to being a happy person. I would definitely recommend Dr. Mirza to anyone looking for the best treatment from beginning to end. He truly cares about his patients and he will personally call to check up on you!
*First of all, my health was in danger! Being overweight was really impacting my life,but I knew I had to do something when my overweight life started affecting my family and friends too. My sister was the one personI confided in to answer all my questions in regards to finding a solution to my issue. She recommended that I go see Dr. Mirza for weight loss surgery. I consider myself lucky ever since I stepped into Dr. Mirza's office. I am extremely happy with my results and I would have to say that the best thing about my progress is my health. One of the biggest problems I had before my surgery, which is not even considered as an activity, but for me the hardest thing to do, was sleeping. Now that I have lost weight, I can walk, run, and go biking. The best part of losing weight is being involved in activities with my nephews! The entire process was made very smooth with the help of Dr. Mirza's staff. They were absolutely wonderful before, during, and after surgery. Even now with my follow up appointments, they maintain a great character. I would definitely recommend Dr. Mirza to anyone I am able to. There's only one thing that I regret and that is waiting so long to mae this lifestyle change.
*Living with high cholesterol, high blood pressure, and high glucose was really wearing down on me. My mother was diabetic and seeing her struggle really scared me. I was currently pre- diabetic and it terrified me! I didn't want to struggle like my mother did; something had to be done! I visited a lot of websites online in search for the right doctor. Finally, I came across Dr. Mirza's website and I choose him after careful deliberation. It has been the best decision I've ever made! Dr. Mirza and his staff were and still are very nice with everyone they come across. They worked very diligently with me to get me to my goal. I would definitely recommend Dr. Mirza to anyone looking for weight loss surgery. His team is excellent! Now that I've lost weight, I can do many activities that I once struggled to do, a lot easier and longer. I am no longer at risk of being diabetic, which is the best thing for me. Overall, I am in better health and re-energized! I can honestly say I am very happy with my results!
I had been searching for over a year for a doctor who could help me. I spoke to many surgeons, but many wanted to send me to various locations for my work-up and that didn't intrigue me. My father had a friend who had surgery with Dr. Mirza and he suggested I go to him. That veered me into Dr. Mirza's office and I haven't looked back since. Dr. Mirza's staff is great! He and his worked very well with me and I didn't have to go to various locations for my work-up, which was awesome. Probably one of the best things about having my surgery is that I don't struggle doing an eleven hour shift at work. I am constantly on my feet and being overweight really made it very stressful. I am very happy with my results! I would and already have recommended others to Dr. Mirza because he’s such a spectacular surgeon.
I have struggled with weight my entire life, but as I got older the effects of obesity were hindering my ability to participate in simple daily activities such as bending over to tie my shoes, walking without pain, finding clothes to fit, etc. In addition, I was scared of the future health problems that I more than likely would be facing as a result of my obesity. I had researched Dr. Mirza’s credentials, training and affiliations as was impressed with his background. Upon meeting Dr. Mirza I was quickly impressed with not only his knowledge, but the respect, caring, and time he showed you as a patient. Also, the fact that he stated that he would not accept everyone as a patient. He spoke about his ethics in choosing who was truly appropriate for the surgery. I feel that after the weight loss I am truly living life now in a way that I had never experienced. I love being physically active! I mentally feel much more positive and happy. The feeling of being “normal” so to speak and not sticking out as the “large” woman in the room is very comforting. In addition, I know that by losing the weight and keeping it off, I am playing a role in reducing future health risks that would affect my quality of life. I am extremely happy with my results. I didn’t really believe that I would have had the success that I have had with losing the weight and keeping it off. I thought Dr. Mirza was unrealistic when he stated how much weight I would lose, however he was right and I feel and look better that I ever have!
My mother, may she rest in peace, suffered from many co-morbidities and seeing her struggle really opened my eyes. I wanted to live a healthier, better, and longer lifestyle without any co-morbidities! Taking action was only way I was going to get my life back. One of my dear friends had just gotten surgery done with Dr. Mirza and her results were almost instant. I began to notice her transformation and how much of a positive impact it made on her. I wanted that, so I confided in her and she referred me to Dr.Mirza. From that moment on, my life had changed completely. After my surgery, I felt and looked better! I have alot more energy to do everything alot faster and efficient. I can play with my kids and do the house chores in a breeze. In total, I have lost 107 pounds and still striving for more. I couldn't be happier with my results! Dr. Mirza and his staff really worked amazingly with me through the entire process. I would definitely recommend Dr. Mirza to anyone looking for weight loss surgery. He is a very good surgeon!
My weight was constantly fluctuating and it truly made me feel like I was on a rollercoaster that never progressed to where I wanted to be. I tried so many methods to shed my extra weight and nothing worked. I felt really hopeless and I knew something had to be done to get me out of this slump. I had been hearing a bunch of my friends conversing about having weight loss surgery and I noticed the difference in them. They were ecstatic with their results and I wanted that for myself, so I did some research of my own and stumbled upon Dr. Mirza's site. It was by far, the best choice I've ever made. I am a whole new person! I no longer have high blood pressure nor high cholesterol and my migraines have decreased dramatically. My physical and mental health are better than ever! The best thing about my new lifestyle is that I'm able to play soccer with my son. Every year they have a parents vs. kids game and I had never been able to play a part in it until now. It is the greatest joy to see my son so happy at the fact that I can now join in on these activities with him. I'm so happy with my results that I've referred so many people to Dr. Mirza already and I would refer to him every time because he is a really good surgeon that goes above and beyond to make sure you are well taken care of.
Losing weight was not an easy thing for me! Not being able to do anything really made me feel helpless. I knew something had to change, so I researched and researched until I came across Dr. Mirza. I went through his website, read over his credentials, and read testimonials from other patients, which helped me choose Dr. Mirza as my doctor. I am very glad I did too!! Now that I've come such a long way from where I started, I couldn't be any happier! I am now able to do things I once couldn't even think of doing. The best thing about my new transformation is that I no longer have to sit down to catch my breath. That was honestly very exhausting! I do alot more physical activities plus exercise now without having torn out of breath, which is AWESOME!! I know I still have a ways to go to reach my goal weight, but I am very pleased with my current results so far. I hope to continue on this path to a better and healthy lifestyle. I would recommend Dr. Mirza to anyone who is looking to make a healthy lifestyle change. His staff was always so caring and compassionate towards me from the minute I walked in the door. They definitely fulfilled my expectations plus more! Dr. Mirza is a great doctor and was the BEST choice I've ever made!
It had gotten so hard to lose weight and I felt helpless. I was diagnosed with high blood pressure due to my weight and when that happened, I knew something had to be done. It was getting harder to do almost anything. I had to do something because I did not want to live the rest of my life like this. Something had to change! Being new to the area, I looked on the web to find a solution to my current problem. As soon as I searched for a weight loss doctor, Dr. Mirza popped up. I reviewed his website and decided to take a chance and make an appointment. So let me tell you, the chance was well worth it! My life was completely flipped from the moment I walked into his office. Dr. Mirza and his staff made me feel at home! They were very amiable, which made the process very easy and comfortable. They are welcoming and very kind hearted. You can definitely feel the love and admiration from them. I am almost a year from surgery and I can honestly say that I am very happy with my results. I feel better, and most importantly, I don't have high blood pressure anymore! Before my surgery I struggled with going to restaurants and sitting in booths, but now I do not have to worry about these issues. I am going to keep striving to reach my goal weight, but I couldn't have done it without Dr. Mirza and his team! I am truly very grateful!