Dr. Frank “Terive” Duperier

Parathyroid Surgeon

Dr. Duperier

Dr. Frank Terive Duperier is one the few most highly-skilled bariatric surgeons in San Antonio Texas, affording patients with all parathyroid surgery options of a state-of-the-art parathyroid surgery center. He has been practicing for over 20 years. Dr. Duperier is affiliated with Foundation Surgical Hospital of San Antonio, Methodist Hospital and multiple other San Antonio area hospitals. Dr. Duperier is a co-founder of BMI of Texas, and he is the fellowship program director at BMI. He is also the Bariatric Medical Director of the Foundation Surgical Hospital of San Antonio, and has served as Chief of Surgery at the Methodist Specialty Transplant Hospital of San Antonio.


Dr. Duperier has years of broad-ranging experience in advanced laparoscopic and robotic bariatric surgery, including Allergan LAP-BAND, REALIZE Band, Laparoscopic Gastric Bypass, Sleeve Gastrectomy, and Revisional weight loss procedures, endocrine surgery, and anti-reflux surgery, and parathyroid surgery, parathyroid mini surgery, and MIRP mini surgery. He has performed almost 2,000 weight loss surgeries, and has assisted on thousands of additional surgeries in this area of specialization.


Medical Degree — After graduation from Alamo Heights High School, San Antonio, in 1987, Dr. Duperier earned his undergraduate degree in Neuroscience from Brown University (1991), and then earned his medical degree from University of Cincinnati College of Medicine in 1996.

Residency — Dr. Duperier's residency match took him to the University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey (UMDNJ-Newark) in Newark, where he completed his 5-year surgery training program. During his training under internationally renowned laparoscopic surgeons, Dr. Duperier became interested in minimally invasive surgery.

Fellowship Training — Following his residency program, Dr. Duperier and his wife returned to Ohio. At the Cleveland Clinic Foundation, he completed his Fellowship training in Advanced Laparoscopic Surgery and Bariatric Surgery—the world's highest level of surgical training. In 2004, Dr. Duperier also completed a Mini-Fellowship in Endocrine Surgery at the Cleveland Clinic.

Specialization — Dr. Duperier's area of specialization includes myriad surgical procedures for treating cancer, weight loss issues and a vast range of other diseases and medical conditions. Many surgeries can be performed using laparoscopy.

Some of the surgical procedures involved in Dr. Duperier's field of specialization include parathyroid surgery, laparoscopic gastric bypasses, laparoscopic splenectomy and adrenalectomy, laparoscopic repair of paraesophageal, laparoscopic Heller myotomy for achalasia, ventral and inguinal hernias, laparoscopic Nissen Fundoplication for reflux (GERD), laparoscopic Heller myotomy for achalasia, and laparoscopic radio-frequency ablation for liver tumors.

Professional Affiliations

Working in collaboration, Dr. [FIRST NAME] Seger and Dr. Duperier together patented a laparoscopic scalpel, and they co-authored a children’s book about weight loss (2013). As a recognized expert, Dr. Duperier has been featured by numerous news channels on the subject of weight loss surgery. Dr. Duperier is currently a member of the following professional associations:

  • American Society of Bariatric and Metabolic Surgery
  • American College of Surgeons
  • Bexar County Medical Association
  • American Association of Clinical Endocrinologists
  • American Association of Endocrine Surgeons
  • Society of American Gastrointestinal and Endoscopic Surgeons

Family and Community

Dr. Duperier is a native of San Antonio. He enjoys fishing, spending time with his family, and exercising.