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Our Mission

At Panhandle Weight Loss Center, we believe in not only helping with weight loss, but more importantly, helping build a foundation of a healthy lifestyle.

We offer a comprehensive, individualized weight loss program for each patient, which includes a medically supervised diet program, dietary counseling, metabolic testing, psychological screening and counseling, and one-on-one counseling by Dr. Schniederjan or Dr. Neichoy.

Benefits of Bariatric Surgery

Resolution of Type II Diabetes
Resolution of Sleep Apnea
Lowering of High Blood Pressure
Reduction in Heart Disease
Decreased Back and Joint Pain

Ask about Self-Pay Cash Gastric Sleeve Price of $10,600!

We offer a comfortable environment where we are committed to helping each patient be successful. We believe that successful and sustained weight loss requires an individualized and multidisciplinary approach. At Panhandle Weight Loss Center, our team consists of a bariatric surgeon, dietician, bariatric registered nurse, and a certified personal trainer.

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Our Surgeons

Dr. Schniederjan
Dr. Neichoy
Dr. Peterson

Panhandle Weight Loss Center Patient Testimonials


I had a dream of running a half marathon someday… Today a little over a year later, I am 92lbs lighter, happier, healthier and I accomplished that dream! I am a new person from the inside out. I love life and finally love myself!


I always struggled with my weight and did not care about my health. I was weighing 390lbs at the age of 22. [Since weight loss surgery] I have become a new man. I am currently training for an Ironman … I feel a million times better and don’t have to shop XL stores anymore! [Weight loss surgery] helped save my life!


My weight controlled every aspect of my life. I now feel like I have my life back… I am confident, happy and love myself again. And I feel freed from being controlled by food. My only regret is that I didn’t do this years ago!

About Dr. Schniederjan

Dr. Schniederjan was born in Amarillo, TX and was raised on a farm near Dalhart, TX. He obtained his bachelor’s degree in agronomy from Texas Tech University. In 2004, he graduated medical school from the University of Texas Medical Branch in Galveston. Upon graduation from medical school, he was awarded the Gold Headed Cane, an honor given to him by his peers. He completed his general surgery residency at Baylor University Medical Center in Dallas, where the majority of his training was in bariatric and advanced laparoscopic surgery, and was awarded Chief Resident of the Year. After residency, he and his wife Lacie moved to New York City where he did 6 months of cardiothoracic surgery fellowship training at Weill-Cornell Medical College. He made a decision to move back near home to focus on his family.

Dr. Schniederjan is a board certified general surgeon. He is a member of the American Society of Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery and the American College of Surgeons. He completed a mini-fellowship in bariatric surgery at the Cleveland Clinic under Dr. Philip Schauer. His passion is to help patients lose weight and to become healthier.

Dr. Schniederjan and his wife have 2 young daughters, Emerson and Ella.

About Dr. Neichoy

Dr. Neichoy was born in Beaumont, TX and spent his childhood on the Texas coast in the small town of High Island. After earning his bachelor’s degree in biomedical science from Texas A&M University in 2003, he moved to Houston to begin medical school at the University of Texas. Following graduation from medical school in 2007, Dr. Neichoy moved to Gainesville, Florida where he began his general surgery training. The University of Florida provided Dr. Neichoy with extensive training in advanced laparoscopic and minimally invasive techniques including all components of weight loss surgery. After completing his surgical residency in Florida, Dr. Neichoy and his wife moved back to Texas to be closer to family and friends.

Dr. Neichoy is a board certified general surgeon and a member of the American College of Surgeons. He is currently a delegate for the Texas Medical Association. His enthusiasm for medicine and helping patients achieve a healthy lifestyle is a part of his every day practice.

About Dr. Peterson

Dr. Peterson is a native of Texas and a long time Red Raider. He originally graduated from Texas Tech in 1990 with a Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering and spent several years in the defense industry at Lockheed Martin in Florida before migrating back to Texas to change gears. Returning to Texas Tech he received graduate degrees in Chemistry and Biology before entering medical school at the Texas Tech Health Sciences Center in 1997.

Dr. Peterson developed a passion for Minimally Invasive Laparoscopic and Robotic surgery. In 2015 Dr. Peterson joined the Texas Tech Department of Surgery as an Associate Professor of Surgery helping to establish the Division of Minimally Invasive Laparoscopic and Robotic Surgery. During this time that he continued to focus his practice on benign foregut work which deals with Hiatal Hernias and GERD (Heartburn).

Dr. Peterson is an active member and fellow of the American College of Surgeons, Society of Gastrointestinal and Endoscopic Surgeons (SAGES), and the Society for Laproendoscopic Surgeons (SLS).

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