Weight Loss Surgery Dallas, Fort Worth

Obesity is a rapidly worsening, with almost one third of the global population being overweight and facing related comorbid conditions. In fact, obesity is the leading secondary cause of death in many western countries, including the United States. Weight loss surgery has been a life-changing development for those who are unable to achieve their weight loss goals through dieting, exercise, and other lifestyle changes. If you too have been unable to shed those extra pounds, our team of board-certified weight loss surgeons at DFW Bariatrics and General Surgery in Dallas can help. Surgical weight loss solutions are the most effective and lasting treatment for not only obesity, but health problems such as diabetes, sleep apnea, high blood pressure, and joint disease. After going through your medical history, running diagnostic tests, and evaluating your current health condition, our weight loss doctors in Dallas will recommend a suitable weight loss surgical procedure. Opt for a weight loss consultation today.

Available Weight Loss Surgeries in Dallas

The team of Drs. Sachin Kukreja and Elizabeth Hooper of DFW Bariatrics and General Surgery offer all the popular and effective weight-loss surgeries to the Dallas community. These include:

  • Laparoscopic Adjustable Gastric Banding
  • Sleeve Gastrectomy
  • Gastric Bypass
  • Biliary Pancreatic Diversion with Duodenal Switch or SADI
  • Revisional Bariatric Surgery

Laparoscopic Adjustable Gastric Banding Dallas, Fort Worth

Laparoscopic Adjustable Gastric Banding

Laparoscopic adjustable gastric banding is a minimally invasive weight loss surgery that involves placing an adjustable band around the top part of the stomach to create a small pouch to hold food. The band limits the amount of food intake by making you feel full sooner than before. The band can be adjusted by adding or removing fluid in a balloon around the band.
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Sleeve Gastrectomy Dallas, Fort Worth

Sleeve Gastrectomy

Sleeve gastrectomy is a minimally invasive weight loss procedure where the surgeon removes approximately 75 percent of the stomach, resulting a tube- or sleeve-shaped stomach. After the surgery, the stomach will hold less food than before, limiting food intake, and facilitating weight loss. No foreign object is placed inside the stomach during this procedure.
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Gastric Bypass Dallas, Fort Worth

Gastric Bypass

Gastric bypass surgery, also called Roux-en-Y Gastric Bypass, is a minimally invasive weight loss procedure where the stomach is divided into two parts – a small upper pouch and a larger lower pouch. The small intestine is then divided and rearranged to connect to both the divided parts of the stomach, resulting in a reduction in the functional volume of the stomach. Although this operation dates back in 1961, it has evolved and techniques had advanced making a modern-day bypass a very safe procedure.
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Biliary Pancreatic Diversion with Duodenal Switch Dallas, Fort Worth

Biliary Pancreatic Diversion with Duodenal Switch

Biliary pancreatic diversion with Duodenal Switch is usually a weight loss procedure recommended to extremely obese patients who have not had success losing weight through dieting, exercise, medication, and other lifestyle changes, or to the patients who are suffering with the worst of diabetes. The surgery involves creating a small stomach pouch and rerouting the intestines.
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Revisional Bariatric Surgery Dallas, Fort Worth

Revisional Bariatric Surgery

Revision bariatric surgery is a procedure performed on individuals who have already undergone another form of weight-loss surgery that has lead to complications or has not resulted in significant weight loss. A revisional bariatric surgery is generally laparoscopic or robotically, unless there is extensive scarring from the previous surgery.
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Why is Weight Loss Surgery also referred to as Metabolic Surgery

Why is Weight Loss Surgery also referred to as Metabolic Surgery?

Obesity is often associated with metabolic problems such as diabetes, or high cholesterol. After bariatric or metabolic surgery, these parameters improve dramatically, often within hours or days of surgery. Overall, sleeve gastrectomy results in a remission of diabetes in 65% of individuals, gastric bypass in 75%, and duodenal switch in greater than 90%. These improvements can be noted before significant weight loss happens. For these reasons, the term metabolic surgery is often applied to these operations.

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Frequently Asked Questions on Weight Loss Surgery

All of the bariatric procedures on offer at our weight loss clinic in Dallas are proven to be safe and effective. The safest operation is the one that you are best suited for. In many cases, bariatric surgery is safer than having your gallbladder removed as these operations are performed electively after all health conditions have been evaluated and optimized. Sleeve gastrectomy is generally the most popular operation at this time. With this procedure, approximately 75% of the stomach is removed through 4 or 5 small incisions.

The criteria that determines whether or not an individual in DFW qualifies to undergo weight loss surgery includes height, weight, and health problems. When a person’s BMI is 35 or more, they should consider consulting a weight loss surgeon to discuss bariatric surgery. Our Dallas weight loss management programs are generally recommended for patients with a BMI of 30 to 40, who have diabetes, fatty liver, high blood pressure, or sleep apnea, among other conditions, or those about 40 without health problems.

A weight loss program is focused on helping people lose weight through surgical or non-surgical treatments. On the other hand, a weight management program focuses on helping you maintain a healthy weight and BMI over time, whether in the absence of surgery or post-surgery. You can successfully manage your weight only if you exercise regularly and stick to a healthy diet. While a weight loss surgeon in Dallas can help you lose weight through a procedure, it is a dietitian who is responsible for assigning you a custom diet for successful weight management.

A trusted weight Loss specialist helps overweight or obese patients lose weight quickly and safely by addressing their individual needs. A weight loss physician has additional training in nutrition and weight loss. They are experts in weight loss techniques that can assist a person not only to lose weight but also to eventually keep it off.

There are many weight loss programs in Dallas to choose from. To make an appointment with a reputable weight loss doctor in Dallas, you may want to speak to your friends and family and seek their recommendations. You may also search “weight loss surgeon near me” on Google to find relevant options. If you are looking for proven weight-loss services, consider visiting our weight loss surgery clinic in Texas. To book an appointment with one of the highly skilled board certified doctors in Dallas, Texas, simply call 469-620-0222, 469-620-0223 or fill out our online appointment form. DFW Bariatrics and General Surgery is the trusted destination for weight loss in Texas.

Thinking about Weight Loss Surgery? Speak with Us!

If you are considering weight loss surgery, award-winning surgeon  Dr. Sachin Kukreja of DFW Bariatrics and General Surgery can help you achieve your weight loss goals. Book an appointment today, to consult one of our highly experienced weight loss surgeons. To learn more about minimally invasive weight loss procedures or enroll in a DFW weight loss surgery program, simply fill out our Appointment Form or call 469-620-0222. You can also email [email protected].

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