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How to Know Which Bariatric Procedure is Right for You

By: USMD Team


Bariatric surgery can be a life-changing decision that greatly improves your quality of life. However, there's no one-size-fits-all approach to these procedures. But before making a decision, you should consult with a board-certified bariatric surgeon at USMD Hospital at Arlington.

In this guide, we'll explore the different types of surgeries available and their respective benefits in Arlington, TX. Keep in mind that no weight loss surgery is better than the other — it all depends on your needs and goals. Please see our physician directory to connect with a bariatric surgeon in the DFW area.

Ideal candidates for bariatric surgery

Bariatric surgery is recommended if you have a body mass index (BMI) of 40 or have a high BMI and obesity-related conditions such as type 2 diabetes or high blood pressure. It's also important to commit to making long-term lifestyle changes and understand the potential risks and benefits of weight loss surgery. Your surgeon will perform a comprehensive evaluation and determine your candidacy.

What does USMD Hospital at Arlington offer?

Our bariatric surgeons specialize in various types of weight loss procedures in Arlington, TX, including:

  • Sleeve gastronomy: This surgery involves removing part of the stomach, leaving behind a smaller, banana-shaped sleeve. Our goal is to limit the amount of food you can consume at one time to promote weight loss.
  • Gastric bypass: During this procedure, we attach a small pouch from the stomach directly to the small intestine. Altering the digestive system means that less food is absorbed by the body, leading to weight loss.
  • Conversion surgery: This procedure is for individuals who have had weight loss surgery in the past and get inadequate results. It involves converting the previous surgery into a different type in order to achieve better outcomes.

Which surgery is right for my case?

Choosing the right weight loss surgery can be overwhelming, but our bariatric surgeons at USMD Hospital at Arlington can guide you through the process. We will consider factors such as your BMI, current health conditions, previous surgeries, and personal preferences before recommending a procedure.

Because it only involves the stomach, sleeve gastronomy may be a less complicated procedure with potentially fewer complications. On the other hand, a gastric bypass helps people control their hunger more effectively due to the altered digestive system. Conversion surgery may be necessary for individuals who have had complications with their previous treatment.

About our Bariatric Center of Excellence

We understand that bariatric surgery can be intimidating, which is why we strive to provide a supportive environment for patients. Our Bariatric Center of Excellence is accredited by the Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery Accreditation and Quality Improvement Program (MBSAQIP).

At USMD Hospital at Arlington, we offer comprehensive pre-operative and post-operative education and guidance. Our team of specialists helps patients make lifestyle changes for successful weight loss in the long term.

Meet with a bariatric surgeon

Bariatric surgery has helped countless individuals in Dallas, Fort Worth, and Arlington, TX, achieve their weight loss goals. If you're ready to move forward, we encourage you to visit our physician directory and connect with a bariatric surgeon in the DFW area. Whether you choose sleeve gastronomy, gastric bypass, or conversion surgery, USMD Hospital at Arlington is dedicated to helping you on your journey toward a healthier and happier life.

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.