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Bariatric Weight Loss Surgery Blogs | Healthy Eating Tips - Part 3

Dallas Bariatric Center: Weight Loss Surgeon in Dallas

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.

Gastric Balloon

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.

Sleeve Gastrectomy

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.

Gastric Bypass

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.

LAP-BAND® System 

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.

SILS™ Procedure

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

Gastric Plication

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 Surgery

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.

Is surgery all a weight loss doctor can offer?

Many people who meet with a weight loss doctor come to discuss their options for surgical weight loss treatment. However there are also non-surgical treatments available in addition to bariatric surgery.

Below we’ll highlight some of the different surgical and non-surgical options that are available at Dallas Bariatric Center.

Surgical options

Surgical solutions are designed to enable those who have been struggling to lose their excess weight through diet and exercise to finally achieve the results they’ve been striving for.

The most common types of weight loss surgery options include:

  • Gastric bypass
  • Sleeve gastrectomy
  • LAP-BAND® system (Laparoscopic adjustable gastric banding)

These and other surgical options are available at Dallas Bariatric Center. Learn more.

Non-surgical options

An increasingly popular non-surgical option is the gastric balloon. This simple procedure was specifically designed for patients with a BMI between 30 and 40. The entire procedure only takes only about 20 to 30 minutes, and most people go home on the same day.

This non-surgical treatment includes behavioral therapy, along with a diet and exercise plan that is supervised by our staff for accountability. This multicomponent approach helps patients make the lifestyle and mindset changes that will enable them to be successful.

Dr. Jay is also able to provide other non-surgical tools and support, including:

  • Weight management evaluations
  • Nutrition counseling
  • Exercise support
  • Pre-surgery evaluations
  • Post-surgery evaluations

If you’re considering weight loss surgery in Dallas and you’d like to find out more, sign up for a free informational consultation today. Dr. Jay and the team at Dallas Bariatric Center are passionate about supporting you throughout your weight loss journey.

Health conditions associated with obesity

Although obesity can limit your physical ability to carry out day to day activities, it can also lead to much deeper issues. There are many serious health risks and diseases associated with obesity.

The link between obesity and major health conditions

Obese people are at a higher risk of developing serious health conditions than people who are not obese.

A few of the top health conditions linked to obesity include:

1. Heart disease and stroke

Compared to people who are not obese, people with obesity are more likely to have high blood pressure, high levels of cholesterol, angina (chest pain caused by decreased oxygen to the heart) and sudden death from heart disease or stroke without any signs or symptoms.

2. Diabetes

Type 2 diabetes is a major cause of early death, heart disease, stroke and blindness. Overweight people are twice as likely to develop type 2 diabetes compared to those who are not overweight.

3. Cancer

Obesity is associated with many different types of cancer. Overweight women are more likely to develop certain cancers, including cancer of the breast, uterus, gallbladder, cervix, ovary and colon. Overweight men are more likely to develop colorectal and prostate cancer.

Other cancers associated with obesity include cancer of the esophagus, pancreas, kidney and liver. Note that, for some types of cancer (such as colon or breast), it is not clear if the increased risk is because of the extra weight or a high-fat high-calorie diet.

4. Sleep apnea

Obesity is associated with sleep apnea, a serious breathing condition that can cause a person to snore heavily and stop breathing for short periods during sleep. It can lead to daytime drowsiness, as well as heart failure.

5. Osteoarthritis

Osteoarthritis is chronic inflammation that damages the cartilage (tissue that protects bones) and bone in or near a joint. Being obese places extra pressure on joints (especially the knees, hips and lower back) and wears away the cartilage that normally protects them.

Osteoarthritis is a major cause of knee replacement surgery in people who have been obese for many years.

6. GERD

People who are obese also have a greater chance of developing gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD). GERD is a chronic digestive disorder that occurs when stomach acid flows back into your esophagus, causing irritation in the lining of the esophagus.

Other risk factors

While obesity itself can lead to these and other health issues, people with obesity who have a family history of any of these conditions will be at an even greater risk of developing the condition.

Additionally, people whose excess weight is mostly around their stomach, rather than around their hips and buttocks, will also have a greater risk of developing certain diseases.

Bariatric surgery can help reduce or eliminate the health conditions you may be suffering from as a result of obesity. If you would like to learn more about weight loss surgery in Dallas, Texas, sign up for a free informational consultation with Dr. Jay today.

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