Dr. Sonny Cavazos


Dr. Ramiro “Sonny” Cavazos is the founder of Sage Bariatric Institute and has over 15 years of experience in Bariatric Surgery. He received advanced fellowship training in Bariatric Surgery 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.

Patient Testimonials

About one month after surgery I noticed how much energy I had. I was playing with my infant and was able to squat down without leg pain, and breath better due to loss of abdominal circumference. I knew then that having the surgery was the best thing I could have done. The staff is amazing - helpful, friendly, supportive. I can not express in words how grateful I am to Dr. Cavasos for helping me turn my life around for myself and my family. ~ Jennifer O. 6/02/15
I noticed how much energy I had…
I enjoy everyday as a new me. I feel like I was given a second chance. I refuse to go back. I loved Dr. Cavasos bedside manner and attentiveness. Every chance I get I bring about my wonderful experience with TCMSWL MD's and staff ~ Melissa G. 6/02/15
I enjoy everyday as a new me…
Dr. Cavasos as my surgeon was great! I was so happy with my results and how he made sure I was doing good and understood everything. Cassandra P. 8/31/2015
I was so happy with my results…
Went to the movies and I didn't have any problem climbing the stairs! Everybody is very polite, I never have a problem to schedule my appointments or reschedule. Very friendly environment. Thank you!! I am so glad I chose Dr. Cavazos. -Lourdes A. 6/18/16
Thank You!!
The experience of wearing the wedding dress of my dreams had me in awe. Everyone complimented, pictures were breathtaking and to see the look in my husband's eyes for the first time - telling me how beautiful I looked. Now I can look at my pictures with a smile. Thank you! Dr. Cavazos and Linda Golden are tremendously beautiful people to help save and better lives. -Samantha G. 6/19/16
My Wedding Day
I am running, no pain, doing things I thought I could never be able to do again. I feel like a whole new person. I'm even able to tie my own shoes! I've never been so happy; thank you all so much. I couldn't be more grateful or thankful for everything that they have done for me. My doctor who is Dr. Cavazos was amazing - the staff great - I could have never been so happy for all their help through my journey. -Christi A. 8/22/16
I Feel Like a Whole New Person
Staff is awesome. Dr. Cavazos, the best. And Linda of course, great teacher, and calms us down well when we become impatient with weight loss. My greatest moment was when my diabetes doctor said no more insulin shots. I have given away most of my wardrobe, since nothing fits anymore. -Edward V. 9/4/16
No More Insulin Shots
So glad that Dr. Cavazos has been my doctor through this process; his kindness and patience and skill as a doctor has been such a blessing! 1 year later I can shop at regular stores for cute outfits and can walk up stairs easily. It's all been great!!! -Lisa A. 9/12/16
Such A Blessing!
Dr. Cavazos is a life saver. Since I had surgery I look forward every time I come to the office. I have never been judged on my size and very comfortable. The whole office has been top notch. I get rejuvenated when I come in here and see the weight loss. -Tina H. 9/13/16
Life Saver
Dr. Cavazos was amazing. This journey has been easier because of Sage and the tools they empowered me with all across the board. I have my life back. I feel healthy and vibrant. I couldn't be happier. -Rita V. 11/22/17
Rita V.
This is a life-changing experience and I'm grateful for the benefits that afforded me to have medical expertise from Sage. Dr. Sonny Cavazos worked a miracle for me. -Randolph A.
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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.