Y’all are INCREDIBLE – Dr. Cavazos is AMAZING!!
Dr. Ramiro “Sonny” Cavazos is the founder of Sage Bariatric Institute and has over 15 years of experience in Bariatric Surgery. Advanced fellowship training in Bariatric Surgery was completed by Dr. Cavazos at the prestigious Wittgrove Bariatric Center under the guidance of world-renowned surgeon and past president of the American Society for Metabolic & Bariatric Surgery, Dr. Alan Wittgrove of San Diego, California. Dr. Cavazos has broad experience in laparoscopic surgery and extensive operating room technical expertise for bariatric procedures, including laparoscopic gastric bypass, sleeve gastrectomy, revisional bariatric procedures, duodenal switch, adjustable gastric banding (Lap-Band®), and gastric balloon. Dr. Cavazos has performed thousands of bariatric surgery procedures since 2005 and has received numerous awards for his work in bariatric surgery. His patients praise his surgical expertise and exemplary bedside manner.
Dr. Cavazos grew up in Ft. Worth, Texas and received his Bachelor of Science degree from the University of Texas at Austin. He received his medical doctorate from the University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston. His residency in general surgery was completed at Exempla Saint Joseph Hospital in Denver, Colorado. He then began fellowship training at Scripps Hospital in San Diego. Dr. Cavazos is a board certified surgeon with the American Board of Surgery and is a Fellow of the American College of Surgeons and of the American Society for Metabolic & Bariatric Surgery. Dr. Cavazos enjoys skiing, fishing, playing the guitar, college football, and other sports. He resides in San Antonio with his wife and 3 daughters.
Y’all are INCREDIBLE – Dr. Cavazos is AMAZING!!
Dr. Cavazos was the best doctor I could have asked for. He made me feel so comfortable with the surgery and made me feel excited about life again. Thank you!
My first “wow” moment was when I truly realized that my body and my life were drastically changing… when I sat in the car and noticed that my belly was no longer touching the steering wheel. And the “wow” moments keep coming: sitting in a restaurant booth, reaching my shoelaces, shopping in the ‘regular’ departments, walking up and down stairs, and most importantly, having energy to enjoy my family. Yesterday, I put my new kayak in the river. It was liberating to be able to get in and out of the boat, to fit in the seat, and to not worry about it sitting too low in the water because of my weight. As I paddled, I couldn’t stop grinning. I am free.Dr. Cavazos is an excellent surgeon and I had no difficulties or problems with the gastric bypass procedure. He is also a kind and non-judgemental physician. The office staff is extremely helpful and friendly. I highly recommend Sage Bariatric!
I have had nothing but the best care from Dr. Cavazos. I don’t know how much of this journey would have been possible without him.
All 4 of my doctors had mentioned Bariatric surgery, but only one actually gave me the referral. Thank God it was to Dr. Cavazos. His staff impressed me from the very first day. The “people come first” approach was apparent before, during, and after the procedure; I couldn’t believe that I was only in the hospital for 48 hours, and within two weeks it was as if I hadn’t been there at all. The follow-up was great. Within a week of my procedure the nurses from the recovery floor called to ask me how I was doing, and the calls didn’t stop there. Everyone has made themselves available to answer any questions presented. I am very glad that I was not presented with any complications, and it seems that this change in lifestyle was seamless. I eat less but my tummy does not mind at all. The decision to have a gastric bypass was made to eliminate many of y medical issues which have manifested due to my obesity, including, but not limited to, sleep apnea, depression, high blood pressure, diabetes, and coronary artery disease, just to mention a few. I was apprehensive because I knew that a lifestyle change would be needed, and I was happy eating everything I shouldn’t. Dr. Cavazos was very compassionate and looked at me as a person with valid issues instead of an insurance card holder. He assured me every step of the way and confirmed the need. He even went the extra mile to consult with my cardiologist to insure my aftercare did not affect my cardio plan. He told me that after surgery and subsequent weight loss, many of my physical issues would go away. Well he didn’t lie. The day after my surgery my Diabetes was in remission and since then, my primary doctor has stopped all but two of my medications (previously I was taking 9 medications.) I lost 40 lbs in the first 7 weeks and do not struggle up the stairs or feel tired all the time, and I am not hungry all the time like I was before. I am soooo glad I decided to make this change. -G.O.