Dr. Monica Anz-Cavazos


Dr. Monica Anz-Cavazos is the clinical director of Sage Bariatric (Formally The Texas Center for Medical & Surgical Weight Loss). She has had extensive training in the field of bariatrics and works very closely with our surgeons to provide pre-operative and post-operative care to all of our patients. She follows patients closely after surgery to help them maximize their success and make sure their weight loss is done in a safe, healthy way. Dr. Anz-Cavazos is an Internal Medicine physician who focuses her practice on helping overweight, obese, and morbidly obese patients lose weight and improve their health. For patients not undergoing surgery, Dr. Anz-Cavazos utilizes many methods in her approach, including nutrition, exercise, counseling, behavioral therapy, and pharmacotherapy. Dr. Anz-Cavazos is a native San Antonian. After graduating from Incarnate Word High School, she studied Biology at the University of Dallas and graduated cum laude in 1995. She received her medical degree from the University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston in 1999. She then completed her Internal Medicine residency at Exempla St. Joseph Hospital in Denver, Colorado. She is a board certified physician with the American Board of Internal Medicine and is a member of the American College of Physicians, American Society for Metabolic & Bariatric Surgery, TMA, and the Obesity Action Coalition. Dr. Anz-Cavazos is the proud mother of three daughters and is glad to be back in Texas practicing medicine in such a rewarding field.

Patient Testimonials

Swimsuit shopping before vacation was easy. I actually like wearing belts! I can move so much more easily. I teach small children and get up and down off the floor a lot. Now I am almost graceful. Dr. Cavazos is gently, kind, sincere, explains things very well before, during and after surgery. Dr. Anz is reassuring, encouraging and kind.
Doctors are kind and reassuring (JL)
Every day is a wow moment. I wish I had done it sooner. I love this clinic. Everyone is nice and more importantly non-judgmental! I had a vitamin D deficiency prior to my surgery and Dr. Anz-Cavazos was very proactive in increasing my Vit D levels after my surgery. NOW my Vit D levels are improving. Additionally, every one of the practitioners were very explicit in giving me a precise vitamin schedule. Thanx!
Every day is a wow moment (WG)
I am happy when I try on clothes and they are too big and the smaller sizes fit. I also enjoy hearing that my weight loss is showing. I would definitely recommend this program to anyone. Dr. Cavazos and Dr. Anz have been very kind and helpful.
I would definitely recommend this program to anyone (CS)
You guys are great.  You saved my life.  Dr. Cavazos and Dr. Anz-Cavazos are heroes to me. -Harold C. 2/3/15
“You saved my life”
I recently took my kids to Sea World, which we do often however this time I rode a roller coaster for the 1st time in 9 years. I feel like I'm living life to the fullest again! Everyone has been supportive and helpful. I feel like I can call or come by for guidance and questions. Thanks for the support. -J. A. 6/15/16
Living Life to the Fullest Again
I can get down on the floor and play with my grandsons. I didn't realize how restricted I had gotten with my movements. Dr. Pilcher is the best, so kind and caring! -Linda R. 6/16/16
So Kind and Caring!
Every time I lost ten pounds on my journey it was exciting to me. Now that I am down 100 pounds it's very exciting. Haven't been at this weight in a long time. Everyone has been very kind to me here. I am so glad I came here. and I love Dr. Alvarez. You are doing a very good job. Love it here! -Janet W. 6/16/16
I Love Dr. Alvarez
One day my husband wanted me to try on a dress and I kept arguing with him that there was no way I could squeeze into it. I finally gave in because he was so persistent, and the dress was too big. Yea!!! I love my doctors, Dr. Cavazos and Dr. Anz-Cavazos. They are very personable. I appreciate that yearly checkups are a requirement. I appreciate the vitamin program. The staff are always friendly. -Ethel E. 6/18/16
I Love My Doctors

Disclaimer: The testimonial below is the personal experience of the particular Patient. The results may vary from person to person, depending on age, sex, body weight and a lot of other factors.