Dr. J. Keith Wright is an expert bariatric surgeon with a San Antonio practice that specializes in the gastric sleeve, gastric bypass, and adjustable gastric band procedures. Dr. Wright was also the first in the area to perform the Orbera weight loss balloon procedure. He is happy to offer this medical weight loss innovation to patients, as well as the new vBloc technology. South Texas Surgeons serves as a model for other weight loss programs in terms of surgical technique, as well as an example of excellent postoperative and nutritional care. Dr. Wright holds several leadership positions and is involved in training other surgeons in laparoscopic bariatric surgery.
Dr. Wright has served as the Chief of Surgery and Anesthesiology at Nix Medical Center since 2006 and the Medical Co-Director of the Bariatric Surgery Program since 2003. Additionally, he has served as a consultant faculty member for Allergan, for whom he trains surgeons.
Dr. Wright has contributed numerous articles in surgical topics that have been published in well-respected journals such as the Archives of Surgery, World Journal of Surgery, and Surgery.
As a recognized leader in surgery, Dr. Wright has given presentations at professional meetings across the country. He is also a consultant for device companies where he provides insight on new product development and weight loss surgical techniques.
Dr. Wright has more than 15 years of surgical experience, and is well-versed in all the major bariatric surgeries including the band, bypass, and sleeve. His practice has earned the prestigious designation of Center of Excellence in Bariatric Surgery and is used as a model for training other surgeons.
Dr. Wright is a member of the Society of American Gastrointestinal Endoscopic Surgeons (SAGES), Parkland Surgical Society, Texas Medical Association, as well as Bexar County Medical Society.
Keith Wright MD was awarded ‘Top Doctor’ 4 years in a row, being honored for both general and bariatric surgery, as presented in Scene in SA Monthly magazine. Additionally, he has received several academic honors and awards, including the Best in Cancer Research Award and the Herman A. Barnett Memorial Award in Surgery and Anesthesiology.