Selena M. Vela, MPAS, PA-C

Selena M. Vela was born and raised in San Antonio, Texas. She received a Bachelor’s of Science in Biology at The University of Texas at San Antonio (UTSA) in 2002. While attending UTSA, she was active in The Physician Assistant Society and Sigma Kappa Sorority. In 2007, she earned a Bachelor’s of Science in Biology at The University of Texas at Pan American in Edinburg, Texas. In 2008, she earned a Master’s of Science in Physician Assistant Studies at The University of Texas at Pan American. She is currently a member of the Bexar County Physician Assistant Society, the Texas Academy of Physician Assistants, and the American Academy of Physician Assistants. She is certified by The National Commission on Certification of Physician Assistants.

As a Physician Assistant, she has worked in family practice and internal medicine. While she attended Physician Assistant School, Selena found the passion for bariatrics during a bariatric surgical rotation. She has worked in the bariatric specialty since 2008 and has extensive training in surgical and non-surgical medical weight loss. She evaluates and treats pre-operative and post-operative patients. In addition, she treats patients who prefer a non-surgical approach. She cares for overweight, obese, and morbidly obese patients to maximize their success. She feels honored that she is able to help patients achieve their goal and privileged to encourage and follow her patients throughout their weight loss journey. Selena enjoys benefiting the community by providing the highest standard of health care to help improve the health and well-being of her patients.

Services

Bariatric and Metabolic Weight Loss Services:

  • Evaluates and treats pre-operative patients
    • Medically supervised weight loss visits
  • Evaluates and treats post-operative bariatric surgical patients
    • Lap band adjustments (variety of lap bands)
    • Sleeve gastrectomy aftercare
    • Roux-en-Y gastric bypass aftercare
    • Revision of previous weight loss surgery
  • Non-surgical treatment and management with use of a variety of appetite suppressants
  • Anti-Reflux Treatment

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