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Our award winning surgeons accept major insurance, self-pay, & offer financing options for affordable surgery. Self-pay patients can go to surgery in 2-3 weeks, and insurance patients after we receive the approval. Now accepting SurgeryPlus patients.
Welcome to Texas Center
World Class Care for Bariatrics
& Advanced Surgery
Same Building, Same Floor, Same Us, Now in Suite 400
We look forward to seeing you in our new spacious suite.
When people decide to receive bariatric treatment to improve their lives, we're here to help. Texas Center for Bariatrics & Advanced Surgery can guide you through the process, answer every question, and provide everything needed to make an informed decision regarding which procedure is best for you.
Weight loss surgery is not the easy way out. It is simply a tool and medical treatment that makes weight loss possible. It is also a medical treatment for many conditions like diabetes, sleep apnea, high blood pressure, infertility, and many more.
Texas Center for Bariatrics & Advanced Surgery never requires group seminars to get started. All appointments are one-on-one with one of our surgeons. We accept most insurance and self-pay patients can go to surgery in about 2-3 weeks time. Now accepting Surgery Plus patients.
Patients are treated like family and are given the doctors' personal emails to contact them at any time with questions or concerns. We serve Plano, TX, the greater Dallas-Fort Worth area, and people from across the world from our office on West Parker Road.
We believe care should always be convenient, so friends, family, and babies are always welcome at appointments.
Our Office Dog &
Junior Medical Assistant
Many patients adore our office dog who puts them at ease and makes them feel welcome and comfortable. If you have surgery at Texas Health Plano or Texas Health Frisco, and would like Marty to visit you in the hospital, we can make arrangements.
Marty the office Corgi works Tuesdays and Fridays in clinic so patients can meet him. Please request Marty if you would like to see him.
He is also available to answer any questions on the pop-up chat box too.
"One Operation Can Change Your Life" See Our Incredible Results
We Look Forward to Meeting You
Have you struggled with weight? You are not alone, and could be resistant to traditional weight loss methods due to Leptin resistance. If so, you might be a good candidate for weight loss surgery or FDA approved weight loss medications. Dr. Cribbins, Dr. Chen, and Mickey Patel can help you gain the edge you need with effective tools to reach your target weight. You can meet them in the office or with our easy to use virtual telemedicine system. Our trusted surgeons are here to help with weight loss.
Contact our staff to learn more about the telemedicine system or request an appointment at our Plano, TX, office by calling:
Texas Center for Bariatrics & Advanced Surgery is the trusted destination for weight loss. Dr. Joe Cribbins is a highly sought after, award-winning bariatric surgeon with over 23 years of experience. He exclusively uses the ultra minimally invasive Da Vinci Xi® surgical system for bariatric and weight loss surgeries like gastric bypasses. Using the Da Vinci Xi system, Dr. Cribbins & Dr. Chen provides more precise and less invasive weight loss procedures so patients can experience less pain, faster recoveries, and better results.
Dr. Cribbins is a national leader in using the Da Vinci Xi platform and has performed over 16,000 bariatric surgeries to perfect the "Art of Bariatrics."
"True professionals." 5-Star Reviews From Dallas Patients
So where do I start, I was doing research about VGS and Texas Center of Bariatrics popped with a picture of Dr. Cribbins and Dr. Chen, so I began to read everything there possibly was about them and this practice. I was also intrigued by the instrument that would be used called “DaVinci”, yeah I love movies so my brain rent straight for Da Vinci code lol, but after research and reviews I made an informed decision to use the best around and I’m very pleased with the outcome. From the physicians to their awesome staff and Marty I never felt one little once of doubt that I was in good hands. Very professional, courteous, resourceful, respectful and dependable. I can’t speak for everyone but I can really say that if you’re looking for a great bariatric team Dr. Cribbins and his is where it’s at. Thank you guys for taking care of me and my needs to get a new lease on life.View on Google
My journey with Dr. Cribbins and office stated January of 2022. My surgery date was May 2, 2022.. I'm down about 88 pounds currently. This has been life changing. The tools provided, especially the book Dr. Cribbins created has been awesome. I call it the Bible for bariatric weight loss surgery. Don't listen to everyone else. Do what's best for you!!!! I love and appreciate all that has been involved in this journey including my gyn Dr. Branning for encouraging to prolong my life. Nothing but success has been conquered in a short amount of time. I look forward to longevity success. I know I can do it!!! Dr. Cribbins and staff are supportive in many ways as needed. It's hard to admit you need help, or at least for me; however, it's ok to get the help you need. Once you are ready and determined, you will achieve great things with a great support system.View on Google
Dr. A. Joseph Cribbins III, MD, FASMBS
DAVINCI Bariatric & General Surgeon
Dr. A. Joseph Cribbins III, MD, FASMBS, is a highly skilled, esteemed, and board-certified bariatric surgeon who understands the struggles of weight loss. Dr. Cribbins is a national leader who has been in practice since 2001, and he enjoys the "Art of Bariatrics" because weight loss surgery restores health and transforms lives. He focuses on solutions, has impressive outcome statistics, never judges patients, and is committed to achieving better surgical outcomes and results.
Dr. Cribbins began his general surgical training at Northwestern Memorial Hospital in Chicago, IL. During his internship and residency at Northwestern, he won the Dr. Harold L. Method Surgical award for outstanding performance in surgical skill, empathy, and dedication to patient care. He has also been a member of the American Society for Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery (ASMBS) since 2012.
Dr. Cribbins has been the Medical Director of the Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery Committee program at Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital Plano for 18 consecutive years. He was recognized among D Magazine's "Best Doctors" for bariatric surgery for 13 years, the "Best Doctor in Collin County" since 2011, and as a "Texas Super Doctor" in Texas Monthly Magazine. He has specialized in ultra minimally invasive da Vinci surgery since 2012 and has performed over 16,000 bariatric surgeries to perfect the "Art of Bariatrics."
Treating patients like family is the hallmark of his success and he prefers that everyone call him "Joe."
Dr. Edmund B. Chen, MD DAVINCI Bariatric & General Surgeon
Dr. Chen is a published researcher, national presenter, and DAVINCI bariatric surgeon. He first became interested in bariatric surgery while doing metabolic research at the National Institutes of Health in Washington, D.C. in 2008.
Dr. Chen graduated with honors from John Hopkins University with a biology degree and earned his medical degree from Cornell University. He then devoted two years to research at Northwestern University and began his general surgical training at Northwestern Memorial Hospital, Feinberg School of Medicine in Chicago. He graduated from the Duke University Fellowship program for Minimally Invasive Surgery.
Dr. Chen is dedicated to performing safe, effective surgery that is individualized for each patient. He is known for delivering the highest level of care with compassion, dignity, and respect for the patient and their family.
He exclusively uses the state-of-the-art DAVINCI surgical system to optimize patient outcomes. He performs ultra minimally invasive procedures including gastric sleeve, gastric bypass, LAP-BAND, duodenal switch, omega loop, mini gastric bypass, SADI-S, bariatric revisions, cholecystectomy, appendectomy, and hernia repairs.
Dr. Edmund Chen is board certified by the American Board of Surgery and fellowship trained in Minimally Invasive Bariatric Surgery. He is a member of the ASMBS, ACS, and the AMA.
Mickey Patel, MSN, APRN, FNP-C
Mickey grew up in Athens, GA, and earned a Bachelor of Business Administration in Finance from the University of Georgia. His degree led him to the hospitality business where he bought and managed a hotel for many years.
He decided to leave the hospitality management business behind and began his medical career in 2016. With a change in careers, he went back to school and attended the Chamberlain College of Nursing, earning a Bachelor of Science in Nursing.
With his nursing degree, Mickey enjoyed five fulfilling years as an operating room nurse at Texas Health Presbyterian Plano. He worked a variety of service lines from orthopedics, urology, gynecology, vascular, and bariatrics—which is where he found his true passion.
While operating beside Dr. Cribbins for five years, Mickey fell in love with bariatric surgery and how life-changing it is for patients. He decided to go back to school once again, while still working in the operating room, to become a nurse practitioner so that he could assist Dr. Cribbins in the clinic, as well as in the operating room.
Mickey earned a Master of Science in Nursing FNP at the University of Texas. He is a nationally certified nurse practitioner specializing in bariatrics and certified in da Vinci robotic-assisted surgery. He is also a proud member of the American College of Nurse Practitioners and the Texas Nurse Practitioners.
Mickey understands the struggle of trying to lose weight, especially for those with a slow metabolism. He offers extensive follow-up and patient care with his nonsurgical methods so you don't have to be alone while trying to lose weight. He will work with you to create a customized plan that can overcome the weight loss "tug-of-war" through a FDA approved weight loss medications. He's passionate about prolonging his patients' health and life spans using medical weight management without relying on chronic medications.
You will find Mickey in the clinic, partnering with patients along their weight loss surgery journeys and supporting them every step of the way. He can also be found in the operating room assisting both Dr. Cribbins and Dr. Chen during surgery.
Mickey and his wife, Niky, along with their two children, are happy to call Frisco, TX, home. When outside the office and operating room, you can find him playing and watching basketball, football, and tennis. His secret passion is cooking and he is a gourmet chef—he may even decide to own a restaurant in the future.
"They Have the Patient's Best Interest in Mind" More 5-Star Reviews From Dallas, TX
When choosing a Dr for a life changing experience Dr. Chen and his Staff definitely go above and beyond . From the moment we walked into the practice with warm welcomes and smiles to shortly there after being greeted by the best therapy Pup in town Marty . Made the transition of anticipation, and anxiety put to rest. There’s was never a moment of judgement not knowing what to expect during the visit . Katie took us back checked the vitals had some laughs shared some stories as we waited . The fluidity from one transition to the next went seem less. Upon entering the room my daughter and I were talking and knock knock who’s there ? Oh Hi pleased to meet you Dr. Chen. He addressed each of our needs and concerns with utmost respect . He answered all our questions and explained the procedure and process. Dispelled many myths or misunderstanding we had about the procedure. We know what the expectations are leaving us with excitement to start our new journey with such a talented warm welcoming team. Thank you!View on Google
I did a lot and a lot of research! I came across Texas Center for Bariatrics. I had 2 different offices to give a call for a consult. I went with my heart and choose them! It is a BIG decision to actually come in for a consult. From the receptionists to my surgeon Dr. Chen everyone is so heartwarming and professional. I am now 2 weeks post op. And feel GREAT. I am very thankful for everything they have done and will continue to do for me. Plus they have Marty! Which is sooo adorable my son loves him!View on Google
Our Ultra Minimally Invasive Procedures One Operation Can Change Your Life
Da Vinci Surgery
For General and Bariatric Surgery
Texas Center for Bariatrics & Advanced Surgery exclusively uses the ultra minimally invasive Da Vinci Xi surgical system for bariatric and general surgery. This advanced surgical technology eclipses standards set by older technologies, such as traditional laparoscopic surgery.
While laparoscopic was once heralded for its "minimally" invasive capabilities, the Da Vinci Xi raises the standard of minimally invasive care with a high-definition 3D view for the bariatric surgeon. Da Vinci's smaller incisions and greater precision mean less pain, reduced scarring, and faster healing.
The advanced capabilities of Da Vinci Xi are even more enhanced in the hands of our experienced surgeons. Drs. Cribbins and Chen have used the Da Vinci Xi system to help bariatric surgery patients lose weight since 2012.
"Impressive patient service and staff! Dr. Cribbins changes lives! Thank you!" - Jake C.
6020 West Parker Road, Plano, TX 75093
6200 West Parker Road, Plano, TX 75093
12400 Dallas Pkwy, Frisco, TX 75033
5601 Warren Parkway, Frisco, TX 75034
4700 Alliance Boulevard, Plano, TX 75093
"Dr Joe and his team are the BEST!! He literally gave me my life back. I traveled from South Mississippi to have him perform my revision/hernia repair cause I knew he was the best surgeon. Thank you so much!! I’m so grateful and blessed." Stephanie Bourgeois
Adolescent Weight Loss Surgery
Ultra Minimally Invasive Bariatrics with Safe, Long Lasting Results
Global rates of childhood and adolescent obesity are on the rise. There is safe, effective, treatment available. Dr Cribbins and Dr. Chen are both fathers with a passion for helping teens. They understand the struggles with weight loss, focus on solutions, and never judge. Patients are comfortable in our office with our pet therapy dog Marty.
Overweight teens often struggle emotionally and academically due to weight bias. Weight loss surgery gives teens their life back and restores joy.
Once BMI is 35 and higher, patients become resistant to traditional weight loss measures due to Leptin (a hormone). Bariatric Surgery is a safe metabolic surgery that makes long lasting weight loss possible.
Dr. Cribbins is a highly experienced adolescent bariatric surgeon that enjoys changing the lives of teens ages 15-18 year olds. Weight loss surgery restores health and confidence in just a few months.
Insurance is accepted and often covers adolescent weight loss surgery.
Drs. Cribbins and Chen take tremendous pride in helping teens navigate the bariatric journey alongside their family, the bariatric team, and with Marty the office Corgi beside them for comfort.
With Advanced Technology
Texas Center for Bariatrics & Advanced Surgery is the trusted destination for weight loss. Dr. Joe Cribbins is a highly sought after, award-winning bariatric surgeon with over 23 years of experience. He exclusively uses the ultra minimally invasive Da Vinci Xi® surgical system for bariatric and weight loss surgeries like gastric bypasses. Using the Da Vinci Xi system, Dr. Cribbins & Dr. Chen provides more precise and less invasive weight loss procedures so patients can experience less pain, faster recoveries, and better results. Dr. Cribbins is a national leader in using the Da Vinci Xi platform and has performed over 16,000 bariatric surgeries to perfect the "Art of Bariatrics."