Dr Gregory Barnes
Dr. Gregory Barnes performs surgeries at multiple hospitals in the Dallas/Fort Worth area. Dr. 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® Adjustable Gastric Banding, Sleeve Gastrectomy, and Revision surgery, Dr. Barnes provides a variety of support programs, nutritional and psychological counseling sessions, and thorough follow-up care to ensure you are losing weight safely and successfully. Dr. Barnes also offers free seminars that encompass a range of topics relating to weight loss surgery and combating morbid obesity. He views the surgical weight loss process as a team effort between patient and physician; and believes education, communication, and commitment to your ultimate goals will offer you thebest chance of achieving success. You will have not just a surgical procedure, but access to personalized support before your surgery and long after it.
Our staff is very supportive and dedicated to your overall well-being before, during and after the surgery. We understand the challenges of weight loss and are here to help with all your questions, concerns and other needs. Our experienced staff will guide you through the insurance approval process or assist cash patients in locating funding resources. We are dedicated to helping our patients on their journey to a healthier life.
Nutrition sessions are provided by Texas Surgical Services before surgery, 2 weeks after surgery, 6 months after surgery and yearly or as often as the patient desires. Metabolic testing is also available for nutrition evaluation to tailor a nutritional plan just for you. Patients must be committed to making the diet and exercise changes necessary to maintain their weight loss results. Patients will meet with a nutritionist before and after surgery to help them make healthy and educated food choices and adopt new eating habits. Since the stomach is much smaller in size after bariatric surgery, the amount of food a patient can consume is very limited. Certain types of foods that were tolerated easily before surgery may now cause discomfort. Therefore, it is important for patients to carefully follow the recommended guidelines after gastric surgery.
As part of your candidacy evaluation for surgical weight loss, you will undergo a psychological evaluation by a bariatric counseling specialist. This step of the process will entail discussions about your psychiatric and personal history, as well as an evaluation of your preparedness to undergo the necessary lifestyle changes that are crucial for the success of weight loss surgery.
Psychological counseling is also available after the procedure to evaluate your emotional state post-surgery and help you progress with your new way of healthy living In terms of behavioral changes, a bariatric counseling specialist is available, will give you behavior modification tips and support to implement changes. The surgery itself is designed to cause your body to lose weight; however, your assistance in the process by eating right and exercising regularly will be essential to the safety and efficacy of your weight loss. The Barnes Bariatric team will supervise your progress after the procedure to ensure your new diet and fitness regime is working to keep you healthy and lose the amount of weight desired.
In terms of behavioral support, our specialist can provide behavior modification tips and support to implement life-long changes.