Dr. Brad Snyder

Surgery
Katy, TX
male

Locations

North Cypress Bariatrics, PA

Katy, TX

Address

23923 Cinco Ranch Blvd, Katy, TX
Directions

My office hours

Thursday: Closed
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About

Bio

Dr. Brad Snyder is and advanced minimally invasive surgeon, Associate Professor of surgery at the University of Texas Health Sciences Center, and president of North Cypress Bariatrics, PA. He has enjoyed a large clinical experience in the medical center, performing hundreds of operations each year. His volume has aided him in publishing numerous peer reviewed journal articles in his respective field, and he has dedicated himself to the advancement of science based medicine; in fact, he accepted the role of Director of Clinical Research for the MIST group in 2010. Despite his dedication to academics, he has recently pushed his practice into the Cypress, Texas area to provide Texas Medical Center Excellence with Private Practice Service in his local community.

Specialties
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Surgery

Bariatrics

General Surgery

Languages spoken

English, Italian

Doctor Q&A

55 Answers
17 Agrees
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A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Brad Snyder
Specializes in Surgery
Very similar: Weight loss with both operations is in the range of 60-80% excessive weight loss. The risk profile for both operations is the same too. The only thing... Read More
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A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Brad Snyder
Specializes in Surgery
Bread is hard: To eat after any weight loss surgery unless it is toasted and crunchy. The doughy breads get stuck and do not go away quickly. Toasted breads with "me... Read More
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A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Brad Snyder
Specializes in Surgery
Sleeve surgery: Is safe and effective. It works through several hormonal pathways and not just restriction (e.g. Ghrelin, glp-1, pyy, etc). These honors take hunger a... Read More
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A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Brad Snyder
Specializes in Surgery
Not free: But there may be the option of having a compounding pharmacy make you multivitamin and bill through insurance. Check your area for a compound pharmacy... Read More
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A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. Brad Snyder
Specializes in Surgery
Yes you should: Have the gallbladder removed. Small polyps (<1 cm) can be watched. Anything bigger should be removed to be sure it is not a cancer. However, most ... Read More
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A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. Brad Snyder
Specializes in Surgery
Calcium chews: Particularly calcium carbonate (not citrate) can neutralize acid. Most reflux during pregnancy is do to increased abdominal pressure and goes away aft... Read More
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A 22-year-old male asked:
Dr. Brad Snyder
Specializes in Surgery
Not common, but: There are some rare genetic disorders that can lead to early onset colon cancer.
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A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. Brad Snyder
Specializes in Surgery
Mono: The duration and type of symptoms is very suggestive of mononucleosis. Mono for short, aka "kissing disease" because it is a virus spread through the ... Read More
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A 36-year-old female asked:
Dr. Brad Snyder
Specializes in Surgery
Not really: If it is not invasive yet and it can be resected with the part of the stomach coming out then maybe. But if it is cancer, the. It is necessary to do a... Read More
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A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. Brad Snyder
Specializes in Surgery
Not normal. : Although this is not normal (i.e. Common) it is understandable that if you are trying hard to clear the air in your esophagus the strain can cause pre... Read More
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A 19-year-old male asked:
Dr. Brad Snyder
Specializes in Surgery
Streptococcus: She may have an infection from streptococcus (strep throat). The rash is a systemic (all-over the body) type of reaction. She should she the doctor wh... Read More
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A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Brad Snyder
Specializes in Surgery
NSAIDS after: Weight loss surgery is discouraged. Acetaminophen is ok, the rest carry the risk of causing ulcers in the stomach. Topic compounded medications may be... Read More
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A 31-year-old female asked:
Dr. Brad Snyder
Specializes in Surgery
Rest!: Tendon injuries take time to heal but usually heal on their own. Rest your leg, ice it, compress it, elevate it, take anti-inflamatories, and slowly b... Read More
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A 42-year-old female asked:
Dr. Brad Snyder
Specializes in Surgery
Yes : Ultrasound is not a perfect test. Most stones can be seen as shadows. Tiny stone are harder to see and can be called "sludge" sometimes. But just beca... Read More
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A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. Brad Snyder
Specializes in Surgery
Pregnancy possible: If you have been having regular periods up to this point and now there has been a significant change, pregnancy or misconception is a possibility even... Read More
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A 53-year-old female asked:
Dr. Brad Snyder
Specializes in Surgery
That's not normal: The fever is the worrisome part. It is possible that you have a chronic abdominal infection from the surgery. An abscess may drain through the colon a... Read More
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A 37-year-old male asked:
Dr. Brad Snyder
Specializes in Surgery
Ignore: If you have gallstone, consult a general surgeon to discuss removing it before you have complication.
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A 34-year-old female asked:
Dr. Brad Snyder
Specializes in Surgery
Probably ok: Small cyst are not uncommon and can cause pain. The thickening of the uterus can be related to your cycle (it varies throughout the month) at the time... Read More
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A 34-year-old female asked:
Dr. Brad Snyder
Specializes in Surgery
Staph Aureus,: The MRSA bacteria, is normally found in the nose. So, yes, you can have MRSA in the sinuses, especially if you are a carrier. The swelling of you eye ... Read More
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A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Brad Snyder
Specializes in Surgery
Yes u can. : Pain from kidney stones usually occurs as the stone passes through the narrow ureter (tube between kidney and bladder). Once it drops into the bladder... Read More
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A 16-year-old female asked:
Dr. Brad Snyder
Specializes in Surgery
Acne is common : For your age. There are carrying degrees of acne. Many over the counter medications can be used to treat this. Prescription medications are reserved f... Read More
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A 37-year-old female asked:
Dr. Brad Snyder
Specializes in Surgery
Hard to tell: They may not be related.
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A 37-year-old male asked:
Dr. Brad Snyder
Specializes in Surgery
Ignore: If you have gallstones that are causing pain, it's best to have the gallbladder surgically removed.
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A 21-year-old male asked:
Dr. Brad Snyder
Specializes in Surgery
No. : If there is any doubt or reason to think the sterility of these syringes are compromised then using them to inject anything into the body is very dang... Read More
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A 18-year-old male asked:
Dr. Brad Snyder
Specializes in Surgery
Always possible: Anytime there is sexual intercourse (male and female parts together) there is a possibility of pregnancy. Because she had a period right after is reas... Read More
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A 19-year-old male asked:
Dr. Brad Snyder
Specializes in Surgery
Always possible: Anytime there is sexual intercourse , and especially when there is ejaculation in the vaginal , there is a chance of becoming pregnant. How high? Har... Read More
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A 29-year-old male asked:
Dr. Brad Snyder
Specializes in Surgery
Sorry to hear about : Your miscarriage. Cramping and spotting is normal, but excessive or worsening pain or heavy bleeding is not. Generally these milder symptoms go away w... Read More
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A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. Brad Snyder
Specializes in Surgery
Pregnancy ?: If you have been having regular periods up to this point and now there has been a significant change, pregnancy or misconception is a possibility. If ... Read More
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A 30-year-old female asked:
Dr. Brad Snyder
Specializes in Surgery
Vaginal fissure : Are not related to anal fissure. Anal caused by the sphincter too right and tearing when you have bm. Sphincterotomy can be effective, but would recco... Read More
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A 31-year-old male asked:
Dr. Brad Snyder
Specializes in Surgery
There is no best: Choice. The ideal operation for every patient doesn't exist. It is the gold standard operation and has a great track record. It is very safe. Many va... Read More
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A 17-year-old female asked:
Dr. Brad Snyder
Specializes in Surgery
Mono or flu?: The duration and type of symptoms is very suggestive of mononucleosis. Mono for short, aka "kissing disease" because it is a virus spread through the ... Read More
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A 24-year-old male asked:
Dr. Brad Snyder
Specializes in Surgery
Sticky stool: May be a sign of ulcers or related to the medicines you took. Recommend a scope down the mouth to look. If you have a larger hiatal hernia, then surgi... Read More
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A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. Brad Snyder
Specializes in Surgery
Always possible: Anytime there is sexual intercourse (male and female parts together), even for short durations or external contact, there is a possibility of pregnanc... Read More
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A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. Brad Snyder
Specializes in Surgery
Yes you should: Have the gallbladder removed. Small polyps (<1 cm) can usually be followed with routine imaging to make sure it is not growing. If it is causing p... Read More
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A 57-year-old female asked:
Dr. Brad Snyder
Specializes in Surgery
Yes indeed : There is a 15% incidence if de novo reflux symptoms after sleeve. It may be that repairing hernia at the diaphragm where esophagus come through may pr... Read More
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A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Brad Snyder
Specializes in Surgery
Yes indeed : There is a 15% incidence if de novo reflux symptoms after sleeve. It may be that repairing hernia at the diaphragm where esophagus come through may pr... Read More
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A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Brad Snyder
Specializes in Surgery
Always possible: Anytime there is sexual intercourse (male and female parts together) there is a possibility of pregnancy. Take a pregnancy test and be sure.
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A 32-year-old female asked:
Dr. Brad Snyder
Specializes in Surgery
It could be: The most common cause in a young female with no cardiac history is anxiety or panic attacks. The most dangerous would be coronary artery disease. Go s... Read More
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A 37-year-old male asked:
Dr. Brad Snyder
Specializes in Surgery
Ignore: Avoid fatty, greasy foods that make the gallbladder contract. Seek help if pain last more than hour.
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A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. Brad Snyder
Specializes in Surgery
Always possible: Anytime there is sexual intercourse , and especially when there any ejaculation in the vaginal , there is a chance of becoming pregnant. How high? Ha... Read More
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A 35-year-old female asked:
Dr. Brad Snyder
Specializes in Surgery
You are perfect!: Bmi of 22 is the ideal bmi based on health insurance charts. Too low is less than 18. Good luck! have a great, healthy pregnancy!
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A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Brad Snyder
Specializes in Surgery
It varies: How long before you are fertile again after a miscarriage. It is usually recommend to take birth control precautions until one full cycle complete so ... Read More
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A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. Brad Snyder
Specializes in Surgery
Pregnancy ?: If you have been having regular periods up to this point and now there has been a significant change, pregnancy or misconception is a possibility. If ... Read More
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A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Brad Snyder
Specializes in Surgery
Very safe. : Bariatric surgery has come a long way in the last 20 years. The major complication rate is in the range of 1-2 % but varies considerably between surgi... Read More
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A 47-year-old female asked:
Dr. Brad Snyder
Specializes in Surgery
Interesting: I don't really understand what that means. It is unlikely that there was any problems caused by an egd. Sometime, large hiatal hernias cause distortio... Read More
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A 50-year-old female asked:
Dr. Brad Snyder
Specializes in Surgery
Not from GB,: Once the gallbladder is out it is not the problem. It is possible to form stones in the common bile duct (primary gallstones) but this is rare. Compli... Read More
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A 21-year-old member asked:
Dr. Brad Snyder
Specializes in Surgery
Always possible: Anytime there is sexual intercourse , and especially when there is ejaculation in the vaginal , there is a chance of becoming pregnant. How high? Har... Read More
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A 22-year-old male asked:
Dr. Brad Snyder
Specializes in Surgery
Symptoms related to: Gum disease are tooth decay, painful chewing, bad breath, bleeding from gums, tooth loss, fever, chills, and pain. Get your gums looked at by a dentis... Read More
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A 37-year-old male asked:
Dr. Brad Snyder
Specializes in Surgery
Ignore: Living with gallstones increases the risk of complications like infection or blockage of bile ducts.
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A 31-year-old female asked:
Dr. Brad Snyder
Specializes in Surgery
As long as there are: No shooting pains or weakness in your legs it is likely a pulled or strained muscle. Anti-inflammatory meds like Ibuprofen or Naproxen can help. Take ... Read More
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Mar 31, 2015
Dr. Snyder is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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Mar 31, 2015
Dr. Snyder is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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This was very helpful. Thanks! I am also having URQ pain and know the pain is from my gallbladder. US showed 3mm polyp no stones. Dr said negative but I feel sick and in pain. I want it removed. J...Read More
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Thank you, your answer was very helpful! Thanks a lot for the quick reply, this is my first time on this app
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Thank you, your answer was very helpful! Doc suspects I have a yeast infect which I hear can cause tears.

Education & Training

Medical/Graduate school

Louisiana State University School of Medicine in Shreveport, LA
MD

Residency

UT Houston
Completed 2007

Awards

Top General Surgeon, Second Place, Texas - Spring
2014
HealthTap Founding Doctor

Affiliations

American Society of Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery (ASMBS), 2002 International Federation for the Surgery of Obesity and Metabolic Disorders (IFSO), 2012 Society of Laparoendoscopic Surgeons (SLS), 2002 Indianapolis Medical Society (IMS), 2002 Ameri
SAGES
Texas Association of Bariatric Surgeons
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