Welcome to the

Texas Association for Bariatric Surgery

An affiliate Chapter of the American Society for Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery

Mission Statement

The Texas Association for Bariatric Surgery exists to reduce the incidence and consequence of obesity in Texas through advocacy, education and prevention, to promote access to appropriate obesity treatments, to end obesity discrimination and bias, and to advance clinical excellence in the treatment of the patient with obesity.

The Texas Association for Bariatric Surgery (TABS) is a resource for weight loss surgery physicians, surgeons and integrated health professionals. TABS serves patients and the medical professionals who care for them through education, wellness and advocacy efforts. TABS surgeon members, physicians and integrated health members collaborate and share ideas to increase education, prevention and treatment of obesity to improve patient outcomes, conduct patient education, promote healthy living and advocate for the rights of obese individuals.

Find A Surgeon

Congratulations to Our
3rd Annual TABS Star Award Winners!

Lifetime Achievement

Adam B. Smith, DO
Austin, Texas

Innovator of the Year

Tanyaradzwa M. Kajese, MD
Houston, Texas

Educator of the Year

S. Julie-Ann Lloyd, MD, PhD
Houston, Texas

Integrated Health Star

Jamie Carr, BSN, RN, CBN
Houston, Texas

TABS Was Featured in the August Issue of the Bariatric Times

We Are Grateful to These Companies for Their Support of Our 2024 Meeting!


Platinum Sponsor

Advantage Point Behavioral


American Society for Metabolic & Bariatric Surgery

Bariatric Advantage

Bariatric Fusion LLC

Eagle Pharmaceuticals

Ezisurg Medical

Gore & Associates

ProCare Health

ReShape Lifesciences®


Takeda Pharmacueticals

The Bariatric Counseling Center

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