Do You Need Weight Loss Surgery?
If you are at least 50 pounds over your ideal weight, and diet and exercise have failed, you may be a candidate. The Body Mass Index is the standard used by the FDA to determine who may be a candidate for Lap-Band surgery.
Medicare uses the Body Mass Index to provide a standard as well for those who seek Medicare reimbursement. Individuals whose Body Mass Index (BMI) is 35 or greater with one or more weight related illnesses, or a BMI greater than 40 are typically covered; however, individuals financing the surgery themselves are not restricted by BMI, especially if they have other weight related diseases such as Type-2 diabetes.
Is it time to get rid of the expensive medications?
If you suffer from any of the conditions listed below, you understand the cost of drugs and treatment is expensive, and that weight loss surgery patients showed serious improvement to full remission of:
- Type 2 Diabetes
- Type 2 diabetes remission in 76.8% and significantly improved in 86% of patients.
- Hypertension eliminated in 61.7% and significantly improved in 78.5% of patients.
- High Cholesterol
- High cholesterol reduced in more than 70% of patients.
- Obstructive Sleep Apnea
- Sleep apnea was eliminated 85.7% of patients.
What sets us apart?
- We operate mulitple state of the art surgical hospitals, fully staffed with World Class Board Certified surgeons and expert support staff.
- We pride ourselves on individual patient care in clean and spacious rooms using leading edge technology to reduce risk and improve patient care.
- We are focused on providing individual patient care and we take the time to get to know you personally, because we understand patient care extends post surgery.
If you are tired of suffering from obesity and want to stop paying for expensive medications,
please call 214-989-6633.
Gastric Bypass Surgery is a restrictive procedure in which 75% of the stomach is removed, with a small pouch created at the top of the stomach and rerouting the intestine to the bottom of the pouch. The pouch holds approximately one ounce of food, and thereby creates the sensation of feeling full with less food. Click here for more information on Gastric Bypass Surgery.
Gastric Banding, commonly referred to as the Lap Band™ procedure, is an inflatable device placed around the top portion of the stomach, and is intended to slow consumption of food. It can be adjusted over time to meet the individual weight loss needs of the patient, and is extremely popular because of positive weight loss outcomes, less surgical risk, and that it is reversible. Click here for more information on Gastric Banding Surgery.
Sleeve Gastrectomy is a restrictive procedure like Gastric Bypass, but the intestine is not re-routed. Sleeve Gastrectomy has become increasing popular due to positive outcomes with Excess Weight Loss and Type 2 Diabetes remission. Patients who have undergone Sleeve Gastrectomy realize nearly 100% Excess Weight Loss and a return to a BMI of 25. It is also considered to be superior for long-term weight loss maintenance due to the restrictive nature of the surgery as well as better nutrition absorption because the intestine is not re-routed. Click here for more information on Gastric Sleeve Gastrectomy.
The Duodenal Switch Procedure is a restrictive and mal-absorption surgery, in which patients see exceptional Excess Weight Loss results, and is considered a "cure" for Type 2 Diabetes with 98% remission. Typically, super-obese patients, who have a BMI over 45 would be candidates for the Duodenal switch. Click here for more information on the Duodenal Switch Procedure.
Revision weight loss surgery can correct a variety of complications that can follow an initial weight loss surgical procedure. Revision surgery can also benefit patients who are dissatisfied with the amount of weight they are losing, be it too much or not enough. Click here for more information on Revision Bariatric Surgery.
Meet Our Team
Dr. Gregory Barnes developed an obesity surgery program that uses a comprehensive approach to helping you lose weight and live healthier. In addition to offering effective surgical weight loss procedures such as Roux-en-Y, gastric bypass, LAP-BAND®, adj ... Read more about Dr. Gregory Barnes M.D.
Dr. McCarty is a Board Certified general surgeon who has practiced in the Dallas/Ft Worth area since 1998. He is a Colorado native and moved to Texas to attend UT Southwestern Medical Center in 1986. He completed his general surgery training at Baylor ... Read more about Dr. Todd McCarty, M.D.