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Dr. Brian N. Sabowitz MD MS FACP

Adjunct Assistant Professor of Medicine

University of Texas Health Science Center

HQ Phone: (210) 567-7000

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University of Texas Health Science Center

7703 Floyd Curl Drive Mail Code 7776

San Antonio, Texas 78229

United States

Company Description

The University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio is the leading research institution in South Texas and one of the major health sciences universities in the world. With an operating budget of $668 million, the Health Science Center is the chie ... more

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Employment History

Air Force Flight Surgeon

Arizona Air National Guard

Director of Men's Metabolic Health

Metabolic Health Connection

Director of Metabolic and Bariatric Medicine

New Dimensions Weight Loss Surgery

Affiliations

Obesity Medicine Physician
Obesity Action Coalition

Member of the Board of Trustees
American Society of Bariatric Physicians

Founder
Arizona Medical Weight Loss Clinic

Education

MD

MS

bachelor's Degree

bio-medical engineering

master's degree

bio-medical engineering

Boston University

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Daily Health Headlines | Diet & Weight Management | Weight-Loss Surgery May Add to Painkiller Dependence, Study Says

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Bariatric physician Dr. Brian Sabowitz noted that such surgery can alter digestion of medications as well as food.

"Narcotics may not be absorbed the same way after a gastric bypass as they are before a gastric bypass," said Sabowitz, who practices in San Antonio, Texas, and serves as an adjunct assistant professor of medicine for the University of Texas Health Science Center in San Antonio. "Maybe one reason narcotic use increased is because people were getting less narcotics [in their system]."
Another explanation could be that these patients may have used non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs such as ibuprofen or acetaminophen as their first line of treatment for pain, with opioids on hand to help with pain flare-ups, Sabowitz said.
But people who have bariatric surgery often are told to not use non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs because they can thin the blood and cause suture bleeding. "You're taking away their prime source of pain management," he said.
...
SOURCES: Marsha Raebel, Pharm.D., Kaiser Permanente Colorado, Denver; Brian N. Sabowitz, bariatric physician, San Antonio, Texas, and adjunct assistant professor, medicine, University of Texas Health Science Center, San Antonio; Oct. 2, 2013, Journal of the American Medical Association


Weight-Loss Surgery May Add to Painkiller Dependence, Study Says - Parkland Medical Center | Derry, NH

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Bariatric physician Dr. Brian Sabowitz noted that such surgery can alter digestion of medications as well as food.

"Narcotics may not be absorbed the same way after a gastric bypass as they are before a gastric bypass," said Sabowitz, who practices in San Antonio, Texas, and serves as an adjunct assistant professor of medicine for the University of Texas Health Science Center in San Antonio. "Maybe one reason narcotic use increased is because people were getting less narcotics [in their system]."
Another explanation could be that these patients may have used non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs such as ibuprofen or acetaminophen as their first line of treatment for pain, with opioids on hand to help with pain flare-ups, Sabowitz said.
But people who have bariatric surgery often are told to not use non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs because they can thin the blood and cause suture bleeding. "You're taking away their prime source of pain management," he said.
...
SOURCES: Marsha Raebel, Pharm.D., Kaiser Permanente Colorado, Denver; Brian N. Sabowitz, bariatric physician, San Antonio, Texas, and adjunct assistant professor, medicine, University of Texas Health Science Center, San Antonio; Oct. 2, 2013, Journal of the American Medical Association


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Bariatric physician Dr. Brian Sabowitz noted that such surgery can alter digestion of medications as well as food.

"Narcotics may not be absorbed the same way after a gastric bypass as they are before a gastric bypass," said Sabowitz, who practices in San Antonio, Texas, and serves as an adjunct assistant professor of medicine for the University of Texas Health Science Center in San Antonio. "Maybe one reason narcotic use increased is because people were getting less narcotics [in their system]."
Another explanation could be that these patients may have used non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs such as ibuprofen or acetaminophen as their first line of treatment for pain, with opioids on hand to help with pain flare-ups, Sabowitz said.
But people who have bariatric surgery often are told to not use non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs because they can thin the blood and cause suture bleeding. "You're taking away their prime source of pain management," he said.
...
SOURCES: Marsha Raebel, Pharm.D., Kaiser Permanente Colorado, Denver; Brian N. Sabowitz, bariatric physician, San Antonio, Texas, and adjunct assistant professor, medicine, University of Texas Health Science Center, San Antonio; Oct. 2, 2013, Journal of the American Medical Association


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Bariatric physician Dr. Brian Sabowitz noted that such surgery can alter digestion of medications as well as food.

"Narcotics may not be absorbed the same way after a gastric bypass as they are before a gastric bypass," said Sabowitz, who practices in San Antonio, Texas, and serves as an adjunct assistant professor of medicine for the University of Texas Health Science Center in San Antonio. "Maybe one reason narcotic use increased is because people were getting less narcotics [in their system]."
Another explanation could be that these patients may have used non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs such as ibuprofen or acetaminophen as their first line of treatment for pain, with opioids on hand to help with pain flare-ups, Sabowitz said.
But people who have bariatric surgery often are told to not use non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs because they can thin the blood and cause suture bleeding. "You're taking away their prime source of pain management," he said.
...
SOURCES: Marsha Raebel, Pharm.D., Kaiser Permanente Colorado, Denver; Brian N. Sabowitz, bariatric physician, San Antonio, Texas, and adjunct assistant professor, medicine, University of Texas Health Science Center, San Antonio; Oct. 2, 2013, Journal of the American Medical Association


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Bariatric physician Dr. Brian Sabowitz noted that such surgery can alter digestion of medications as well as food.

"Narcotics may not be absorbed the same way after a gastric bypass as they are before a gastric bypass," said Sabowitz, who practices in San Antonio, Texas, and serves as an adjunct assistant professor of medicine for the University of Texas Health Science Center in San Antonio. "Maybe one reason narcotic use increased is because people were getting less narcotics [in their system]."
Another explanation could be that these patients may have used non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs such as ibuprofen or acetaminophen as their first line of treatment for pain, with opioids on hand to help with pain flare-ups, Sabowitz said.
But people who have bariatric surgery often are told to not use non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs because they can thin the blood and cause suture bleeding. "You're taking away their prime source of pain management," he said.
...
SOURCES: Marsha Raebel, Pharm.D., Kaiser Permanente Colorado, Denver; Brian N. Sabowitz, bariatric physician, San Antonio, Texas, and adjunct assistant professor, medicine, University of Texas Health Science Center, San Antonio; Oct. 2, 2013, Journal of the American Medical Association

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