Dr. Paresh Rajajoshiwala, known to patients as Dr. Raja, is a premier bariatric surgeon practicing in Plainview, Texas.
Relocating from San Antonio, where Dr. Raja was established as a well-respected surgical weight loss practitioner that is recognized by the American Society of Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery as Bariatric Surgery Center of Excellence.
He has cared for hundreds of obesity surgery patients across the Texas hill country and surrounding communities with a strong track record of excellent outcomes with minimal complications.
Bariatric surgery constitutes the main focus of his practice. He has been practicing general and advanced laparoscopic surgery since 2000, and laparoscopic and open bariatric surgery since 2003. Dr. Rajajoshiwala is Board Certified in General Surgery and is a Fellow of the American College of Surgeons (FACS). He is an active member of the American Society of Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery (ASMBS) and the Society of American Gastrointestinal and Endoscopic Surgeons (SAGES). ASMBS is the largest society for surgical treatment of obesity in the world. SAGES represents a worldwide community of surgeons that can bring minimal access surgery, endoscopy and emerging techniques to patients in every country. Dr. Raja is also certified to perform Lapband and Realize band procedures.
Dr. Raja performs all weight loss procedures laparoscopically with a typical hospital stay of one night. Dr. Raja performs the Roux-en-Y Gastric Bypass, Sleeve Gastrectomy and the Adjustable Gastric Banding procedures. He also performs revision bariatric surgery and was the first to offer the new non-surgical procedure called the StomaphyX™ in Texas. The StomaphyX™ procedure is designed to address inadequate weight loss or weight gain in former gastric bypass surgery patients without any incisions or associated pain.
Dr. Raja's practice is designed to help weight loss surgery patients lose weight and keep it off. Dr. Raja and his staff go far beyond the weight loss surgery procedure by providing a life-changing program that includes nutritional guidance, support groups, coordination of counseling services, and long term follow up. The patients experience a team approach to their weight loss surgery. The weight loss surgery team consists of a Bariatric coordinator, diet and exercise counselor, medical assistant and insurance coordinator.