Helping Houston Patients Look and Feel Their Best: An Interview with Dr. John Bergeron
Are you a native Texan?
Yes—I was born in Galveston, and southeast Texas has always been home. After graduating from San Marcos Baptist Academy, I completed my Bachelor of Science at Texas A&M and my medical degree at the University of Texas Health Science Center in Houston.
How long have you been practicing medicine?
I started practicing medicine in 1993, right here in Houston.
You’ve chosen to focus your practice on liposuction and medical weight loss. Why those specialties?
I feel that these areas represent the best opportunity to use my skills in helping patients to feel better about how they look, which has a tremendous positive impact on all areas of their lives.
You perform all your liposuctions using the tumescent technique. Why is that important?
The tumescent technique allows us to perform liposuction using a local anesthetic that numbs the treatment area while also shrinking blood vessels. It avoids the risks involved in using general anesthesia, causes less bleeding, and minimizes downtime for the patient.
What made you decide to offer both liposuction and medical weight loss?
Patients who were overweight or obese often come to me for liposuction. I want to be able to help them lose their excess weight and get to a point where liposuction would be safest and most effective. So we offer an affordable, safe, and effective medical weight loss program for these patients, and the results have been overwhelmingly positive.
What is your treatment philosophy?
My treatment philosophy is to consider each patient’s overall health and wellness. Patient safety is of the utmost importance to us, and we want to make sure that everything we do contributes to a better quality of life for the patients we serve.
Can you sum up your mission in a few words?
Sure: My mission is to help patients look and feel their best at any age.
What Dr. Bergeron’s Patients Have to Say
“I’ve had two different doctors do liposuction on my abdomen and flanks. While the size of my waist decreased with both doctors, it left me with an uneven or lumpy appearance in my abdomen. It was awful looking and I was embarrassed to take my shirt off. I met with Dr. Bergeron, and after surgery I was amazed at the results. He was able to do what the two other doctors could not. He got rid of the uneven appearance in my abdomen, and the down time after surgery was nothing. I went back to work the next day.
Thanks Dr. B!”
“After disliking my lower body due to having four children I decided to have SmartLipo™. I went to Dr. Bergeron for a consultation and decided SmartLipo was for me! I am now one month post-op and loving the results. My clothes fit perfectly and everyone notices.
“I was nervous about the procedure, but Dr. Bergeron’s staff assured me there would be little discomfort. They were right! I was up and about the next day and felt fine.
“Thank you, Dr. Bergeron and your fantastic team. I love my new body!”
“While searching the internet for ‘fat farms,’ I came across Dr. B’s website. I made an appointment and was sold. I had never heard of SmartLipo. From the first step into the clinic, I knew I was in a very professional place with a staff that cared. I went home and told my fiancé that I wanted to have the SmartLipo performed. I knew I could count on his support, but needed to hear the words.
“All in all, I would do it over in a heartbeat. I would recommend it to anyone in good physical condition. I have recommended Dr. B and his staff to a few close friends and business acquaintances. The before and after pictures (the hardest part of the entire process) show the fantastic results. I only lost a pound or two, but the procedure reduced my body shape by two sizes. My waist is now a waist, and I wear sleeveless shirts with old jeans I found in the back of my closet. My husband said the best part was the change in my attitude, my added confidence, and the increase in my activity level. I have gone back to the gym and we ride bikes as often as we can. I wanted a ‘jump start’ to get back to exercising, and Dr. B and his staff delivered.
For more information or to schedule an appointment, call us at 713-777-LIPO(5476), or send us an email.