Dr. Paresh Rajajoshiwala
Paresh Rajajoshiwala, known to patients as Dr. Raja, is a premier
bariatric surgeon practicing in San Antonio, Texas.
Dr. Raja is
credentialed with all the major hospitals in San Antonio including
Methodist Healthcare System, Baptist Health System, Christus Santa Rosa Healthcare, Nix Health Care System,
Texsan Heart Hospital, Southwest General Hospital, and Innova
Specialty Hospital. In San Antonio, Texas, he has
established a well-respected surgical weight loss practice that is
recognized by the American Society of Metabolic and Bariatric
Surgery as Bariatric Surgery Center of Excellence. He has cared for hundreds
of obesity surgery patients from San Antonio and surrounding
communities with a strong track record of excellent outcomes with minimal
Bariatric surgery constitutes the main focus of his practice. He
has been practicing general and advanced laparoscopic surgery since
2000, and laparoscopic and open bariatric surgery since 2003.
Dr. Rajajoshiwala is Board Certified in General Surgery and is a Fellow of the American College of Surgeons (FACS).
He is an active member of the American Society of Metabolic and
Bariatric Surgery (ASMBS) and the Society of American
Gastrointestinal and Endoscopic Surgeons (SAGES). ASMBS
is the largest
society for surgical treatment of obesity in the world.
SAGES represents a worldwide community of surgeons that can bring
minimal access surgery, endoscopy and emerging techniques to
patients in every country.
Dr. Raja is also
certified to perform Lapband and Realize band procedures.
performs all weight loss procedures laparoscopically with a typical
hospital stay of one night. Dr. Raja performs the Roux-en-Y Gastric
Bypass, Sleeve Gastrectomy and the Adjustable Gastric Banding
procedures. He also performs revision bariatric surgery and was the
first to offer the new non-surgical procedure called the StomaphyX™
in Texas. The StomaphyX™ procedure is designed to address inadequate
weight loss or weight gain in former gastric bypass surgery patients
without any incisions or associated pain.
Dr. Raja's practice is designed to help weight loss surgery
patients lose weight and keep it off. Dr. Raja and his staff go far beyond the weight
loss surgery procedure by providing a life-changing program that
includes nutritional guidance, support groups, coordination of counseling
services, and long term follow up. The patients experience a team
approach to their weight loss surgery.
The weight loss
surgery team consists of a Bariatric coordinator, diet and exercise
counselor, medical assistant and insurance coordinator.