Find out if you are a candidate for bariatric surgery

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The Better Weigh Center is the only combined medical and surgical weight loss center that is based in the city of Corpus Christi. Our surgeons perform all types of weight loss surgery (gastric band, gastric sleeve, gastric bypass, duodenal switch, SADI-S and revision/conversion procedures). Our operations are performed right here in Corpus Christi at MBSAQIP Accredited facilities making it safe and convenient for you and your family! Our practice is led by Dr. Lloyd Stegemann, the most experienced bariatric surgeon in Corpus Christi and Dr. Jegan Gopal, the only fellowship trained bariatric surgeon in Corpus Christi. We also offer comprehensive medical weight management for those who do not qualify or may not interested in bariatric surgery.  Our mission is to safely provide state-of- the-art medical and surgical weight loss techniques to Coastal Bend residents in an effort to improve the health and quality of life of those who suffer from weight issues.  Comprehensive weight management in one facility?  That's a Better Weigh!

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Lloyd Stegemann, MD, FASMBS

Jegan Gopal, MD


The Better Weigh Center continues to remain open Monday-Friday, 9:00am to 5:00 pm.  We are conducting New Patient Visits, Follow Up Visits and Dietary Visits by phone, Facetime, and Zoom to limit contact to staff and patient alike.  You still may come by the office to pick up vitamins or other supplements or to get a Vitamin B12 shot.  We do ask that you avoid coming to the office if you are having fevers or otherwise feel sick.

Dr. Stegemann and Dr. Gopal are still available to our patients 24 hrs a day and can be reached at the office at 361-500-2898.


To be considered a candidate for surgery there is certain criteria a patient must meet. Click below to learn more about who qualifies for weight loss surgery.


Learn more about each of the surgical options we offer and how they can help you take control of your weight and your health!



Our experienced surgeons are here to get your started on the path to a healthier life and will provide you with the long-term management to keep you successful.

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About The Better Weigh Center

We specialize in medical and surgical weight management and pride ourselves on our exceptional staff and experienced clinicians. 

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Call us at (361) 500-2898 

5826 Esplanade, Ste. 102

Corpus Christi, TX 78414

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