Well recognized as one of the nation’s leaders in LAP-BAND® surgery,
Dr. Wright has been in practice in San Antonio since 2001. He graduated
with high honors from the University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston,
and completed his surgical training at the University of Texas Southwestern
Medical School. He is board certified by the American Board of Surgery,
a Fellow of the American College of Surgeons, and a member of the following
groups: American Society for Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery, Society
of American Gastrointestinal Endoscopic Surgeons, Texas Medical Association,
and Bexar County Medical Society.
He founded South Texas Surgeons, PA with Dr. Gerardo Cárcamo in
2003, which is San Antonio’s oldest weight loss surgery practice.
Having performed more than 7,000 successful weight loss operations, the
practice has been used as a model for training other LAP-BAND® surgeons
not only in techniques of surgery, but also in postoperative and nutritional care.
Dr. Wright completed additional training through Ohio State and Duke Universities,
and offers the gastric bypass, gastric sleeve, and revisional surgery.
He performed the first vBloc and intragastric balloon procedures in San
Antonio with Dr. Cárcamo. He provides aftercare for patients who
had bariatric procedures performed at other facilities, including all
True Results patients.
A consultant for Apollo Endosurgery, Inc., Dr. Wright provides valuable
insight on current surgical technique and new product development for
weight loss surgery. He has also been a member of the Allergan faculty,
involved in training new bariatric surgeons. He sees patients at the Nix
Medical Center, where he was the Chief of Surgery and Anesthesiology from
2006 - 2016, and is currently president-elect of the medical staff. His
patients describe him as a highly skilled surgeon who pays great attention
to detail and has a warm, sensitive bedside manner.