South Texas Diabetic and Metabolic Institute

South Texas Diabetic and Metabolic Institute

The South Texas Diabetic and Metabolic Institute serves individuals who are overweight, obese, diabetic and those with metabolic disorders. Our goal is to help you achieve weight loss and a healthier lifestyle. These changes may help you avoid, or even reverse, diabetes and metabolic disorders.

Schedule an Appointment

To schedule an appointment at the South Texas Diabetic and Metabolic Institute, call 956-213-0400.

Comprehensive Services

When a person comes to the South Texas Diabetic and Metabolic Institute, they receive a full assessment that defines an individualized treatment plan that will incorporate the various specialty physicians and programs available.

Ignite Your G.O.A.L. Series

The G.O.A.L. program (Get Rid of Overweight with Appropriate Lifestyle Choices) from South Texas Health System Children's is a new initiative to help kids from 18 months to 21 years old reach a healthy weight. The program involves changing nutritional habits and encourages physical activity.

Join The Pediatric Center for Healthy Weight and South Texas Diabetic and Metabolic Institute for an educational class led by our multidisciplinary team, including physicians, a nurse practitioner, psychologist and nutritionist to learn more. Classes are FREE. Healthy snacks, demonstrations and refreshments provided.

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Nutrition

The on-staff dietitian offers patient counseling, customized meal plans, recipes and more. Patients keep a food diary to track what they eat. The institute has a kitchen on-site, where cooking demonstrations teach patients how to prepare fresh, nutritious meals.

Sports Medicine

The institute is home to a full gymnasium that is available to patients who prefer to exercise in a more private setting. Trainers are on-site to assist with any questions or help using equipment. Weight-training, exercise, dance and cardio classes are available. We provide dressing rooms and showers to accommodate any busy schedule.

Behavioral Health

The psychologist on staff provides support to patients as they make healthy lifestyle changes. This can be an emotional time, and patients can share feelings and learn ways to cope with any difficulties. Compassionate help is available for eating disorders, depression and anxiety.

Hormone Therapy

Hormone therapy can be an effective weight-loss option for some patients. It is a medical treatment used to cover various types of hormones including growth and sex hormones. Examples of hormone therapies include natural hormone therapy, growth hormone therapy and testosterone therapy.

Sleep Medicine

Sleep study services and treatment address sleep disorders like sleep apnea, which is often tied to obesity and being overweight. A good night’s sleep is vital to your overall health and productivity. We offer four comfortably furnished bedrooms for sleep studies.

Bariatric Medicine

Surgical and nonsurgical weight-loss procedures are available and performed by board-certified bariatric surgeons. Available procedures include laparoscopic gastric bypass, the Lap-Band® System, laparoscopic sleeve gastrectomy and the gastric balloon procedure.

Individual results may vary. There are risks associated with any surgical procedure. Talk with your doctor about these risks to find out if bariatric surgery is right for you.

Schedule an Appointment

To schedule an appointment at the South Texas Diabetic and Metabolic Institute, call 956-213-0400.

South Texas Diabetic and Metabolic Institute
5416 S. Jackson Road
Edinburg, TX 78539