New vBloc Procedure Offers Alternative To Traditional Bariatric Surgery

Drs. Keith Wright and Gerardo Carcamo have performed the first vBloc procedure in San Antonio, utilizing the latest in surgical technology.  The procedure involves the laparoscopic placement of a vagus nerve stimulator in an outpatient setting.  The device can then be adjusted in the office to regulate feelings of hunger at various times of the day.  The stomach or intestines are not divided or rearranged as in the gastric sleeve and gastric bypass, and there is no restriction of food intake as with the Lap-Band. The specialists at South Texas Surgeons continue to embrace new technology such as the gastric balloon (Orbera) and vBloc, complementing traditional procedures like the gastric sleeve, gastric bypass and Lap-Band.   Visit us at, or call 210-220-1726 to schedule an appointment or attend a free seminar to learn more.