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j. keith wright, m.d.

Well recognized as one of the nation's leaders in minimally invasive bariatric 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, TX 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

  • Bexar County Medical Society

  • Parkland Surgical Society

He founded South Texas Surgeons, PA with Gerardo Carcamo, M.D. in 2003, which is San Antonio's oldest weight loss surgery practice . Having performed more than 8,000 successful weight loss operations, the practice has been used as a model for training 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 gastric bypass, gastric sleeve, Lap-band, single-anastamosis loop duodenal switch, and revisional surgery. He performed the first vBloc and intragastric balloon procedures in San Antonio with Dr. Carcamo. He provides aftercare (and revisional surgery when necessary) 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 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.