Joseph K. Wright, MD


Well recognized as one of the nation’s leaders in minimally invasive bariatric surgery, Dr. Wright has been in practice in San Antonio since 2001. He graduated with high honors from the University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston, TX and completed his surgical training at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School.  He completed additional training for bariatric surgery at Ohio State and Duke Universities.  He is Board-Certified by the American Board of Surgery, a Fellow of the American College of Surgeons, and a member of the following groups:



  • American Society for Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery
  • Society of American Gastrointestinal Endoscopic Surgeons
  • Texas Medical Association
  • Bexar County Medical Society
  • Parkland Surgical Society

Dr. Wright has personally performed over 4,000 surgeries for weight loss, and offers the gastric bypass, sleeve gastrectomy, Lap-band, single-anastamosis loop duodenal switch, and revisional surgery. He also offers the vBloc and intragastric balloon procedures. He provides aftercare (and revisional surgery when necessary) for patients who had bariatric procedures performed at other facilities.