Bariatric Surgery in Arlington, TX
What Is Bariatric Surgery?
Bariatric surgery offers an effective and long-term solution for patients who struggle with morbid obesity. If you struggle with morbid obesity and the health complications that come with it, there is expert help available through the USMD Hospital at Arlington bariatric program. Offering North Texas patients a comprehensive, personalized approach to weight loss, our program is led by board-certified bariatric surgeons who have helped thousands of patients lose weight through proven surgical intervention options. USMD Hospital at Arlington is also a Bariatric Center of Excellence, accredited by the Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery Accreditation and Quality Improvement Program (MBSAQIP), and is a Blue Cross Blue Shield Blue Distinction Center for Bariatric Surgery. Contact our friendly team to learn more.
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What Are the Benefits of Weight Loss Surgery?
Bariatric surgery may be an ideal solution for patients who have yet to find lasting success with other weight loss options. This approach can offer long-term, sustainable weight loss and provide benefits that extend beyond losing weight. Patients who have bariatric surgery at USMD Hospital at Arlington often experience improvements in their overall health, energy level, and quality of life when they also maintain a healthy diet and lifestyle. Weight loss surgery may also have a positive effect on certain health conditions, such as cardiovascular disease, diabetes, sleep apnea, and depression, among others.
Who Is A Candidate for Bariatric Surgery?
There are a few factors surgeons consider when determining if bariatric surgery is right for a patient. The vast majority of candidates for bariatric surgery have:
- A body mass index (BMI) of 40 or more
- A BMI of 35 to 40 with an accompanying obesity-related condition, like diabetes or high blood pressure
- A demonstrated willingness to follow medical recommendations before and after surgery
- Supportive family or friends
If you are in need of bariatric surgery in Dallas, Fort Worth, or the surrounding areas, please contact USMD Hospital at Arlington to learn more about our bariatric program.
How Does Bariatric Surgery Work?
There are several different surgical intervention options available to patients who struggle with morbid obesity. Your surgeon will work with you to determine which is best for you:
- Gastric Band: This procedure is considered far less invasive than traditional gastric bypass surgery and involves making the stomach smaller by placing a silicone band around the stomach.
- Sleeve Gastrectomy: This procedure reduces the size of the stomach for a reduction in food intake and hunger hormones.
- Gastric Bypass: Gastric bypass surgery permanently alters the digestive system so that less food is absorbed by the body. This surgery is only recommended when all other means for weight loss have failed.
- Conversion Surgery: When another weight loss surgery has failed or begins to see complications, the surgeon can convert the patient to a different type of surgery.
USMD Hospital at Arlington even offers surgeons the option of performing robotic bariatric surgery. Robotic surgery offers patients smaller incisions, faster recoveries, and shorter hospital stays. Talk to your physician about whether or not robotic surgery might be an ideal solution for you.
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Live Free of Weight-Related Complications
Our hospital hosts support groups and seminars for patients who are thinking about bariatric surgery, those who have already made the decision to move forward with surgery, and those who have already had surgery. Contact USMD Hospital at Arlington today to learn more about these support groups and seminars. We can also assist you in contacting a bariatric surgeon on our medical staff so you can take the first step to live healthier.