About Us

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) was established in 2005 to be a resource for physicians, bariatric surgeons and weight loss surgery patients, and is the first state chapter of the Association of Metabolic & Bariatric Surgery.

TABS was organized to serve weight loss surgery patients and medical professionals practicing bariatric surgery in Texas through the sharing of ideas, the establishment a referral network, the promotion of wellness and healthy living, and advocacy efforts on behalf of the obese.

TABS offers a variety of committees in which members may become involved. Through the Education, Public Action and Finance Committees and Speakers Bureau, TABS members conduct patient education, promote healthful living and advocate for the rights of the obese.

The TABS membership includes 65 physicians and surgeons across the state and is governed by a volunteer board of directors.

Officers

Michael Seger

President

Robert Carpenter

Vice President

Todd Wilson

Secretary

Sina Matin

Treasurer

Watson Roye, Jr.

At Large Board Member

Luis Reyes

At Large Board Member

Hugh Babineau

At Large Board Member

Richard Peterson

Immediate Past President

Glenn Ihde

Past President

Erik Wilson

Past President

Lloyd Steggemann

Past President

Regional Board Members

Bo Neichoy

Regional Board Member: West Regional

Terry Scarborough

Regional Board Member: Coastal

Andre Graham

Regional Board Member: Northeast

Todd Wilson

Regional Board Member: South Central

Richard Englehardt

Regional Board Member: North Central

Allied Health

Carol Wolin-Riklin

Allied Health President

John Archibeque

Allied Health Vice President

Sharon Hillgartner

Allied Health Secretary

Cyndi Inkpen

Allied Health Past President

Connie Klein

Allied Health Past President

Renee O'Daniel

Allied Health Past President

Sharla Stroup

Allied Health Immediate Past President