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Bariatric Surgery: A Life-Transforming Procedure at USMD Hospital at Arlington

By: USMD Team


USMD Hospital at Arlington is dedicated to offering advanced weight loss solutions to patients throughout DFW and North Texas. Our highly skilled and experienced board-certified bariatric surgeons use cutting-edge technology to provide minimally invasive procedures that help improve patient outcomes and quality of life. With a commitment to patient-centered care, we work with each individual to understand their needs and health objectives. For more information on how bariatric surgery can be a life-changing opportunity, read on to learn more and visit our physician directory to connect with a local bariatric surgeon.

How does robotic bariatric surgery work, and what are its benefits?

Robotic bariatric surgery is a revolutionary approach to weight loss surgery. By utilizing advanced robotic technology, surgeons can perform bariatric surgery like never before. The result is less post-operative pain, shorter hospital stays, and a quicker return to normal activities.

What weight loss surgery options are performed?

Several types of bariatric surgeries are performed at USMD Hospital at Arlington, including sleeve gastrectomy, gastric bypass surgery, gastric band, and conversion surgery.

Sleeve gastrectomy: During a sleeve gastrectomy, a bariatric surgeon removes a portion of the stomach, leaving behind a slim, sleeve-like tube. This surgery restricts food intake and reduces hunger-inducing hormones, aiding in significant weight loss.

Gastric bypass surgery: Gastric bypass surgery, considered the gold standard of bariatric surgery, alters the digestive process by creating a small pouch at the top of the stomach. This pouch, directly connected to the small intestine, becomes the new stomach, leading to reduced calorie absorption and weight loss.

Gastric band: Gastric band is a less invasive form of gastric bypass surgery that makes the stomach smaller. It involves placing a silicone band around the stomach so the patient feels fuller faster.

Conversion surgery: If a previous weight-loss surgery has not been successful or the patient starts to experience complications, the surgeon may convert the individual to a different type of bariatric surgery.

What are the benefits of bariatric surgery?

Bariatric surgery is not only about weight loss ­— it's a life-changing procedure that offers many health benefits, leading to an improved quality of life. By addressing and preventing severe obesity-related health conditions, patients can start enjoying an active, healthier lifestyle. Here are some of the key benefits of a bariatric procedure:

  • Reduced risk of chronic diseases: Bariatric surgery significantly lowers the risk of life-threatening conditions such as diabetes, heart disease, and certain cancers.
  • Improved mobility: Weight loss can result in better mobility, enabling patients to engage in physical activities and enjoy an active lifestyle.
  • Better mental health: Weight loss has been linked to improved mental health, with many patients reporting reduced symptoms of depression, anxiety, and low self-esteem post-surgery.
  • Long-term weight loss: Bariatric surgery and a healthy lifestyle offer a sustainable solution for long-term weight management.
  • Improved quality of life: Overall, patients report enhanced quality of life post-surgery, encompassing everything from improved sleep to a renewed sense of self-confidence.

How does USMD Hospital at Arlington provide support beyond surgery?

The bariatric surgeons providing care at our Arlington, TX hospital understand that the path toward weight loss goes beyond the surgery itself. Our approach includes psychological support and follow-up care to ensure patients are set up for long-term success. Our dedicated team works tirelessly to ensure each patient feels comfortable, informed, and empowered throughout their weight-loss journey. We do this by offering support and educational groups for patients and their families before and after bariatric surgery.

Experience the life-changing benefits of bariatric surgery

Bariatric surgery can provide a new lease on life for those struggling with obesity. It can reduce or remove the risk of life-threatening diseases like diabetes, heart disease, and certain types of cancer. Moreover, the resulting weight loss can significantly improve mobility, self-esteem, and overall quality of life.

If you're considering weight loss surgery, we encourage you to reach out to a bariatric surgeon through our physician directory. A skilled surgeon can help guide you toward improved health and a more fulfilling life. At USMD Hospital at Arlington, we're committed to your success and will provide the support you need every step of the way. Don't wait — connect with a DFW surgeon today to learn how bariatric surgery can change your life. The journey to a healthier, happier you starts now.

USMD Hospital at Arlington is a joint venture with Texas Health Resources and meets the definition under federal law of a physician-owned hospital. Doctors on the medical staff practice independently and are not employees or agents of the hospital. A list of physician owners is available upon request.