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Trusted Surgeons Dedicated to Changing Lives For Over Two Decades

For our bariatric/weight loss patients, our hospitals are MBSAQIP accredited centers by the The American College of Surgeons (ACS) and The American Society For Metabolic And Bariatric Surgery (ASMBS). The ASMBS awards this MBSAQIP designation to leading centers in the field who provide exceptional patient care, demonstrate superior surgical skill, and extraordinary hospital facilities. We take tremendous pride in this honor. 

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Dr. A. Joseph Cribbins III, MD

Dr. A. Joseph Cribbins III, MD is a highly-skilled, esteemed, and board-certified surgeon who specializes in Ultra Minimally Invasive Da Vinci general and bariatric/weight loss surgery.   Treating patients like family is the hallmark of his success and he prefers that everyone call him "Joe." He has over 2 decades of experience and has been a Da Vinci Ultra Minimally Invasive Surgeon since 2012.

He is committed to better surgery, better surgical outcomes, and better results for patients. He enjoys the "Art of Bariatrics" because weight loss surgery restores health and transforms life.

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 as a resident for surgical skill, empathy, and understanding towards patients and dedication to their care.  He is a member of the American Society for Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery (ASMBS) and a da Vinci Robotic Surgeon of Excellence since 2012.

Dr. Cribbins is the Medical Director of the Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery Committee program at Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital Plano for 15 consecutive years.  He has been honored to be recognized among D Magazine's "Best Doctors" for bariatric surgery for 12 years,  named a "Best Doctor in Collin County" by D Magazine since the inception in 2011, and a 2020 "Texas Super Doctor."

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Qualification for Bariatric Weight Loss Surgery

Body mass index (BMI) is a height to weight ratio method used in diagnosing a healthy weight versus overweight.  Our doctors' factor BMI when determining whether surgery is appropriate for a patient. 

We often hear that many people think that they are too old or don't weigh enough to qualify for weight loss surgery.

If you have a Body Mass Index (BMI) of 30 or greater, you DO qualify for weight loss surgery.  

We also do not put limits on age.  Our patients are between 18-75 years of age. EVERYONE deserves a long life at a healthy weight and that is exactly the tool weight loss surgery delivers. We are supportive and compassionate surgeons who do not judge.   We simply find long-lasting weight loss solutions that work.

Body Mass Index of 30 or greater

A BMI of 30 or greater makes people candidates for weight loss surgery. 

Body Mass Index of 35-39.9

A BMI of 35-39.9 with one or more obesity related condition makes you a great candidate for weight loss surgery.  Obesity related medical conditions are often referred to as comorbid, which refers to the condition of two disorders or diseases coexisting at once.  

Body Mass Index of 40 or greater

A BMI of 40 or greater makes you a candidate for weight loss surgery on this basis alone. 

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To schedule an appointment at Texas Center for Bariatrics & Advanced Surgery please contact us at our Plano, TX, office online or call:

(214) 501-1333

Are You a Candidate  For Weight Loss Surgery?

Doctor and patient reviewing fileIf you face a weight problem, you are not alone 32% of Texans are overweight.  Obesity is a national epidemic that contributes to many other health problems, increased medical expenses, and a lower quality of life.  Weight loss surgery can combat obesity and change your life!  

Bariatric patients lose as much as 60% of excess weight 6 months after surgery, and 77% of excess weight as early as 12 months after surgery.

If you are asking yourself, “Am I A Candidate for Weight Loss Surgery?”  Texas Center for Bariatrics & Advanced Surgery in Plano, Texas will partner with you in determining which of our weight loss services is right for you.

Body mass index (BMI) is a weight and height calculation used to qualify patients for surgery.  People with a BMI of 30 or greater qualify for surgery.  Texas Center also believes that everyone deserves a healthy weight and does not put limits on age, our average patient is between 18-75 years of age.

Dr. Cribbins assess each patient on an individual basis when determining if they qualify for weight loss surgery and which weight loss procedure is best for the health of the patient. If you qualify for bariatric surgery, also referred to as weight loss surgery, the health benefits can be life-changing and lifesaving especially if diet and exercise have not brought you success.

In addition to improvements in health and longevity, many patients experience an increase in quality of life after bariatric surgery. The healthy benefits of weight loss are many, including:

  • Increased physical functions such as mobility
  • Reverse Type 2 Diabetes
  • Better sleep
  • Boosted self-esteem benefiting 
  • Improved sexual function & higher sex drive
  • Reduction in unemployment and disability
  • A significant reduction in depression and anxiety
  • Lower blood pressure
  • Lower cholesterol
  • Decreased risk for stroke
  • Longer life
  • Decrease for certain types of cancers

Many factors are evaluated to determine the best weight loss procedure for you.  If you’ve decided you are ready to take the step towards a reliable and long-lasting weight loss solution, then weight loss surgery is for you.

"I was referred to Dr Cribbins by 3 different colleagues and am so glad I chose his office. The process for my insurance to cover my gastric sleeve was long and confusing but his office has helped with every step. I am not 12 days post op with zero complications and so excited for my new life! Dr Cribbins, Kesha, Barbara and Crystal are all life savers! Thank you so much!!" Tara Hudson

Lose Weight with a Number of Options

If you have tried diet, exercise, and other weight loss methods but your weight is still an issue we can help.   Overweight people become resistant to weight loss.   You are not alone because 32% of Texans are overweight.  A healthy you is possible at Texas Center for Bariatrics & Advanced Surgery in Plano, Texas. 

Weight loss surgery is the most effective and long-lasting treatment for weight loss and provides life-changing results.   Patients lose as much as 60% of excess weight in the first 6 months after surgery and 77% of excess weight as early as 12 months after surgery

When it comes to achieving your weight loss goals Dr. Cribbins understands the struggles with weight loss.  He treats patients like family. He is compassionate and dedicated to helping you live the life you want.  Patients feel comfortable with Dr. Cribbins because he doesn't judge and just focuses on solutions.   

We believe in better bariatrics and better outcomes for our patients and that is why we use the Da Vinci Xi surgical system. Da Vinci surgery means better surgery.  It is less invasive, more precise, and provides faster healing with less scaring for patients.   Our patients and their results say it all. 

Your health is our primary concern.  When you choose our practice to assist with your weight loss our doctor will work with you to develop a custom treatment plan. Once we determine the amount of weight you need to lose we can determine the best option for your specific needs.  To assist you on your journey towards a healthy future we offer a number of surgical and non-surgical treatment options.

Book your initial consultation to learn more about your candidacy for one of the weight loss surgery procedures that Dr. Cribbins performs.  We are here for you when you are ready.

All consultations and follow-up appointments at Texas Center are always with our doctors.

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Before  & After

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Charles BEFORE his weight loss surgery.
After bariatric surgery.
Charles AFTER his weight loss surgery
"Impressive patient service and staff!
Dr. Cribbins changes lives! Thank you!"
Jake C.

Our Procedures One Operation Can Change Your Life

Bariatric/Weight Loss Surgery

General Surgery

Medical Weight Loss

  • FDA approved prescription medications for weight loss
  • Dr. Simeons prescription diet protocol
  • Certified Nutritionists
  • Weight Loss Support Groups
  • Personal Trainers

Reviews from our patients


Sabrina S.

September 2019

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Dr. Cribbins and his staff are amazing. They truly care about their patients and take amazing care of us. Highly recommended!

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Chanade B.

September 2019

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Excellent doctor. His staff is very professional and always available. Very pleased with my surgery, I’m six days post op and have not had any complications. My scars are also healing up nicely. I would definitely recommend this office.

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Frank M.

August 2019

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I could not ask for a better experience both pre and post opp. Dr. Cribbins  set great expectations and I had zero pain and no pain meds post surgery after my gastric sleeve procedure. The staff was a joy to deal with and always upbeat and positive. I would highly recommend as Dr. Cribbins took exceptional care of me.

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Britton B.

December 2019

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Dr. Cribbins is not only a great surgeon he is super compassionate to his patients. I highly recommend Dr. Cribbins as a Bariatric Surgeon North Texas.

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Bariatrics & Advanced Surgery

Our highly skilled and experienced board-certified surgeons, specialize in ultra-minimally invasive general and bariatric surgery and they are affiliated with a number of national associations, including:

  • American Board of Surgery
  • American Society for Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery (ASMBS)
  • American College of Surgeons (ACS)

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