DFW's Leading Experts in Bariatric Surgery

The path to weight loss can be challenging. It’s important to have a team of trusted experts helping you along the way. The experienced and compassionate bariatric surgeons at Texas Surgical hospital are ready to partner with you to create a personalized weight loss plan and provide you with evidence-based solutions that can help you reach your weight loss goals.
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We are currently accepting new patients and following strict COVID-19 safety protocols at our surgical hospital.

Bariatric Surgery Treatments at Texas Surgical Hospital

The Texas Surgical Hospital team is comprised of expert board-certified, bariatric surgeons and medical staff who craft each patient with a custom plan for their weight loss journey. We provide each patient with in-depth information on all of the options available based on individual needs, including both non-surgical and surgical options.

When it comes to surgical treatments, we believe every patient should be able to easily find a world-class surgeon. Start by learning about our most commonly performed bariatric surgeries and weight loss surgery procedures below.

Weight Loss Surgery

Those with extreme obesity can lose weight with the help of surgical weight-loss options. Surgery helps limit the amount of food and nutrients your stomach can intake.

Adjustable Gastric Band (AGB)

An adjustable gastric band is an FDA-approved procedure and It can temporarily create a smaller stomach, causing the patient to feel full sooner.

Sleeve Gastrectomy

A sleeve gastrectomy is a surgical option that restricts food intake by removing a large portion of the stomach.

Roux-en-Y Gastric Bypass (RYGB)

A gastric bypass procedure is performed by an expert that will create a smaller stomach which is then attached to the small intestine.

Biliopancreatic Diversion with Duodenal Switch (BPD/DS)

A Biliopancreatic Diversion with Duodenal Switch (BPD/DS) is a safe and effective surgical that involves reducing the amount of food and nutrients your stomach and body absorb.

Meet Our Award-Winning, Board-Certified Doctors

Our team of board-certified doctors is currently accepting new patients. Call Us Now at (972) 820-2600 to book your consultation at Texas Surgical Hospital.

Dr. Carlton
Dr. Chad Carlton
Board Certified Bariatric Surgeon, Bariatric Program Distinction, FACS, FASMBS
Dr. Chukwuma Apakama
Dr. Chukwwuma Apakama
Board Certified Bariatric Surgeon
Dr Nicholson
Dr. Nick Nicholson
Board Certified Bariatric Surgeon
Dr Long
Dr. Brian M. Long
Board Certified Bariatric Surgeon
Dr Roshek
Dr. Thomas Roshek
Board Certified Bariatric Surgeon

Frequently Asked Questions

Here is a list of some of our most commonly asked questions.
This decision is typically made during the initial consultation between you and one of our bariatric surgeons. BMI, medical history, and weight-related conditions are essential factors when deciding what procedure will give you the healthiest results.
Surgery is done on patients between the ages of 18 – 65. If you’re younger than 18, please refer to an Adolescent Bariatric Surgery Program. If you are older than 65, cases are evaluated on a case-by-case basis. Please keep in mind your insurance may restrict your options.
No, many patients are in poor health because of diseases caused by obesity. These diseases include diabetes, high blood pressure, heart problems, lung problems, and kidney difficulties.
Many bariatric surgeons put their patients on a special pre-operative diet, usually 10 days to 2 weeks before surgery. The reason for the pre-operative diet is to shrink the liver and reduce fat in the abdomen. This helps during the procedure and makes it safer.
Laparoscopy is a minimally invasive surgical procedure in which a surgeon gains access to the abdominal cavity through 4 to 6 small incisions in the abdominal wall. An instrument called a laparoscope is used to give the surgeon an exceptionally clear view of the inside of the abdominal cavity. This surgical approach is considered “minimally invasive” because of the very small incisions used.
Sleeve gastrectomy can be performed in 1-2 hours, while the gastric bypass is generally performed in 2-3 hours.
Some people are able to return to work one to two weeks after surgery. You may have to take more time off if you have other health concerns or if your job requires heavy lifting.
Typically, you’ll attend four to six follow-ups during your first post-surgery year. Then visits are scheduled at six to twelve month intervals for an indefinite period of time.
Results vary from patient to patient, with the best results coming from those committed to lifestyle change. Keep in mind, weight loss surgery isn’t a miracle cure. It’s important to set realistic weight loss goals for yourself right from the start. You’re aiming for gradual, steady weight loss.
For best results, follow the advice of your surgeon and the nutritionist. We also encourage you to join a support group. Support groups will provide you with additional advice and motivation to fuel your long-term weight loss.
Vitamins and protein supplements will be required daily after surgery. Before your surgery, your surgeon and/or nutritionist will discuss the necessary vitamins needed. You should plan on spending at least $25 per month, and most bariatric patients pay around $50 to $70 per month for high-quality bariatric vitamins. You have undergone a procedure to get healthy, and it is important to invest in yourself to stay healthy.
Most doctors recommend that women wait at least two years after the surgery before pregnancy. Approximately two years after surgery, your body should be fairly stable (from a weight and nutrition standpoint), and you should be able to have a healthy pregnancy. Consult your surgeon as you plan for pregnancy.

A Healthier Life Starts Here.