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- Gastric Balloon: A simple, non-surgical outpatient procedure. We offer the Obalon Balloon System and ORBERA™ Intra-Gastric Balloon.
- Sleeve Gastrectomy: A type of restrictive laparoscopic bariatric surgery.
- Gastric Bypass: This weight loss surgery option alters the way your stomach and small intestine digest food.
- LAP-BAND® System: A surgical bariatric procedure for obese patients with a Body Mass Index (BMI) of at least 35.
- SILS™ Procedure: This single-incision laparoscopic surgery is a minimally invasive technique.
- Gastric Plication: Also known as IBand or reversible sleeve, this less-invasive procedure is performed by folding and stitching a large portion of the stomach into a narrow tube.
- Revisional Surgery: Revisional (re-operative) bariatric surgery is uncommon, but it may be performed to address issues and complications stemming from a previous bariatric procedure.
Ready to learn which medical weight loss procedure in Dallas is right for you? Sign up for a free informational consultation today. Dr. Jay and the team at Dallas Bariatric Center are dedicated to helping you successfully lose weight and keep it off.
Morbid obesity (also called “clinically severe obesity”) is a very serious health condition that can interfere with your body’s most basic physical functions, including walking and breathing.
People with this condition are at greater risk of developing major illnesses such as diabetes, heart disease, high blood pressure, cancer, osteoarthritis, sleep apnea, gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD) and more.
Diagnosis of Morbid Obesity
Body Mass Index (BMI) is a measurement that determines if a person is obese. BMI is defined by the ratio of a person’s height to his or her weight.
A normal BMI range is between 20 and 25. Obesity is defined as having a BMI greater than 30, and morbid obesity is diagnosed when a person falls into one of the following two categories:
- BMI of 40 or more and 100 pounds over his/her ideal body weight.
- BMI of 35 or more with obesity-related health conditions (known as co-morbidities), such as high blood pressure or diabetes
Use our BMI calculator to determine whether you are obese or morbidly obese.
Treatments for Morbid Obesity at Dallas Bariatric Center
Weight loss surgery can allow people with morbid obesity to regain their health. Dallas Bariatric Center offers the following surgical treatments for people suffering from this condition.
- LAP-BAND®: During this procedure, an adjustable ring is placed around the upper part of the stomach. This creates two pouches and restricts the flow of food into the rest of the intestine, making you feel full more quickly.
- Gastric Bypass: This treatment reduces the size of the stomach and decreases the absorption of calories by diverting food from a large part of the small intestine. The result is that fewer calories are brought into your body, helping you to lose weight.
- Sleeve Gastrectomy: In this surgery, part of the stomach is removed and the remaining parts are joined together to make a new, banana-sized stomach (or “sleeve”). Since your stomach is reduced to about one-tenth of its original size, you feel full quicker and won’t be able to eat as much as you used to.
To find out if you qualify for weight loss surgery and determine which type is best for you if you do, sign up for a free informational consultation today. Dr. Jay and the Dallas Bariatric Center team are dedicated to helping you get on the right path to a healthy lifestyle.
If you’re concerned about being overweight or obese and are wondering which different weight loss procedures available, you’re in the right place.
Dr. Jay and the team at Dallas Bariatric Center are passionate about helping you lose weight and keep it off for good. When you work with us, you’ll receive supportive, individualized care that’s tailored to your unique needs.
Procedures Offered at Dallas Bariatric Center
Dallas Bariatric Center offers a variety of services, including surgical and non-surgical options.
This is a simple, non-surgical outpatient procedure. We offer the Obalon Balloon System, as well as ORBERA™ Intra-Gastric Balloon. Find out more detailed information here.
A type of restrictive laparoscopic bariatric surgery, sleeve gastrectomy is typically only considered for patients with a BMI of 38 or more, or if the patient has had a failed previous LAP-BAND surgery. Get additional information and watch a video here.
This weight loss option is either done through open surgery or laparoscopically. It alters the way your stomach and small intestine digest the food you eat. Read more here.
The LAP-BAND (Laparoscopic Adjustable Gastric Band) System is a surgical bariatric procedure that’s used for obese patients with a Body Mass Index (BMI) of at least 35. Find out more and watch a video here.
Single incision laparoscopic surgery (SILS™ procedure) is a minimally invasive technique developed by Covidien. At Dallas Bariatric Center, this technique can be used to perform a sleeve gastrectomy or to insert a laparoscopic band. With SILS™ procedure, only one surgical incision is made (in the left abdomen) and there is little to no visible scarring. Pain and healing time are also greatly reduced. Learn more here.
Additional Procedures Available
This less invasive procedure, also known as IBand or Reversible Sleeve, is a relatively new procedure that is performed by folding and stitching a large portion of the stomach into a narrow tube. Watch a video to learn more here.
Revisional (reoperative) bariatric surgery may be performed for problems and complications resulting from a previous bariatric procedure or for unsatisfactory weight loss. While this type of surgery is uncommon, it is an effective option that can be performed if deemed necessary. Get more information here.
To find out more about weight loss surgery in Dallas and how Dr. Jay and the Dallas Bariatric Center team can help you, sign up for a free informational consultation today. We’ll work with you to determine which weight loss option is best for you.
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