Weight Loss Surgery

Bariatric Surgery & Medical Weight Loss located in Plano and Fort Worth, TX

Weight Loss Surgery

About Weight Loss Surgery

Weight loss surgery may sound like a drastic option but when you’re struggling with your weight and general health, it could be a life-saving one. At Barnes Bariatric Surgical Solutions, a leading weight loss surgery practice in the Fort Worth and Plano, Texas, area, elite bariatric surgeon Greg Barnes, MD, offers start-to-finish weight loss surgery support. From pre-surgery education to nutritional guidance, psychological support, and ongoing post-surgery care, you get the tools you need to win with weight loss surgery. Phone the nearest office or book your consultation online now.

Weight Loss Surgery Q&A

What is weight loss surgery?

Weight loss surgery refers to medical procedures that alter stomach size and digestive processes. The goal of weight loss surgery is to create the ideal conditions within your body for rapid weight loss. 

Who should consider weight loss surgery? 

Weight loss surgery is for people with a body mass index (BMI) of 35 or higher (morbid obesity). 

Other patients may be candidates also. 

The American Society of Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery (ASMBS) states that people with BMI over 30 and Type 2 diabetes and people with a BMI of 30-34.9 who can’t achieve substantial weight loss in other ways may qualify.

Most people who qualify for weight loss surgery experience weight-related problems like heart disease, Type 2 diabetes, obstructive sleep apnea, and chronic acid reflux.

Barnes Bariatric Surgical Solutions offers comprehensive weight loss surgery evaluations to determine whether surgery could be right for you.

What are the different weight loss surgery options?

Dr. Barnes performs:

Gastric bypass

Gastric bypass involves sectioning off a walnut-sized part of the stomach and connecting it to the lower part of the small intestine. This cuts down on how many calories you absorb and helps you eat far less. 

Gastric sleeve

Gastric sleeve involves surgically removing up to 70% of the stomach. This leaves you with a sleeve that’s about the size of a banana. Your much smaller stomach limits how much you can eat. 

In addition, Dr. Barnes is a renowned expert in revision weight loss procedures. He specializes in correcting complications from prior weight loss surgeries and helping patients who experience weight gain to get back on track to weight loss and improved health. 

What are the advantages of weight loss surgery?

If you’re unable to lose weight through nonsurgical approaches, weight loss surgery can help you get the weight off and keep it off. Most patients lose 75-100% of their extra weight, with most weight loss happening in the first 10 months. 

Other advantages include:

  • Reducing or eliminating conditions like diabetes, hypertension, and sleep apnea
  • Improved mobility and ability to do the things you enjoy
  • Improved self-esteem
  • Reduced depression symptoms
  • Better quality of life

Weight loss surgery can be life-changing, and it could save your life if you’re seriously ill due to your weight. Learn more by calling Barnes Bariatric Surgical Solutions or click online scheduling now.