One Operation Can Change Your Life Make the Rest of Your Life the Best of Your Life!

WELCOME TO A HIGHER LEVEL OF SURGICAL CARE World class bariatric surgery in Dallas-Ft. Worth, Texas

Globally recognized, and verified by the Surgical Review Corporation, for excellence in patient safety with the lowest complication rates in the world.  A destination for bariatric surgery.

Where complex surgery is common place, with our experienced surgeons, and we will hold your hand.

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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 being overweight. Our doctors' factor BMI when determining whether bariatric 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 27 or greater, or have 50 excess pounds to lose, you Qualify.  

We also do not put limits on age.  Our patients are between 13-75 years of age. EVERYONE deserves a long life at a healthy weight and that is exactly the opportunity 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 27 or greater

A BMI of 27 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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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 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 the greater Dallas-Fort Worth area and people from across the world from our Plano bariatric surgery office on West Parker Road.

We believe care should always be convenient, so friends, family, and babies are always welcome at appointments.

Meet Marty

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, Baylor, or Medical City 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.

Our office dog, Marty

"One Operation Can Change Your Life" See Our Incredible Results

Texas Center for Bariatrics & Advanced Surgery patient before bariatric surgery
Ashlyn Ashlyn Before & 1 Year After Weight Loss Surgery
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Jose Jose Before & After Bariatric Surgery
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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:

(214) 501-1333

Experience Matters

Texas Center for Bariatrics & Advanced Surgery is the trusted destination for weight lossDr. 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 and the da Vinci 5 for bariatric and weight loss surgeries like gastric bypasses. Using the da Vinci Xi system, Dr. Cribbins & Dr. Chen provide more precise and less invasive weight loss procedures so patients can experience less pain, faster recoveries, and better results as Master Bariatric Surgeons and Master Minimally Invasive Surgeons.

Dr. Cribbins is a national leader in using the da Vinci Xi platform, a Robotic Master Surgeon, and a Robotic Surgeon of Excellence.  He has performed over 16,000 bariatric surgeries to perfect the "Art of Bariatrics."

Drs. Cribbins and Chen with the Da Vinci Xi robotic surgical system

"The best doctor's office I have ever seen." 5-Star Reviews From Dallas-Area Patients


Cassie Taylor

Plano, TX


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Without exaggeration or hyperbole, Dr. Cribbins has dramatically changed my life. I had many options when it came to surgeons, and I spent months researching every one of them and comparing notes on all the various platforms from former patients. There are many good surgeons in the DFW area, but I wanted the best. Dr. Cribbins is the best. I am currently two weeks post op and haven't felt this good since I was a teenager. I have had ZERO complications. I only needed pain medication for two days once home, and was able to hit water goals at day three and protein goals at day four. My "scars" almost aren't even worth being called scars - they healed so well! Obviously I'm thrilled and I'm so proud of my results already, and I'm only two weeks into this journey. I have zero regrets. So grateful and thankful for you Dr. Cribbins!

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Holly Howell

Plano, TX


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Dr. Cribbins and his entire staff have truly been a blessing to both me and my wife. From the moment we met them in 2021, we knew we had found the people who would help us turn our life around. Dr. Cribbins is always available to answer any questions or concerns because he wants you to feel safe and that you are making the right decision. From the moment you walk into the office, you truly feel right at home. Plus, having Marty, the office Corgi, greet you, definitely makes your heart smile!! Thank you Doc, Marty, and all the staff at Texas Center for Bariatrics & Advanced Surgery!!! My life as been changed for the better because of you!

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Dr. A. Joseph Cribbins III, MD, FASMBS
board certified Master DAVINCI Bariatric & General Surgeon

Dr. A. Joseph Cribbins III, MD, FASMBS, is a renowned board certified bariatric surgeon based in DFW.  He is a skilled ultra minimally invasive Master da Vinci 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."

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Dr. Edmund B. Chen, MD board certified master DAVINCI Bariatric & General Surgeon

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Dr. Chen is a published researcher, national presenter, and Master da Vinci 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 Johns 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 da Vinci surgical system to optimize patient outcomes. He performs ultra minimally invasive procedures including gastric sleeve, gastric bypass, LAP-BANDduodenal 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.

Dr. Chase Derrick, MD Board Certified Plastic & Reconstructive Surgeon

Dr. Chase Derrick is a board-certified plastic and reconstructive surgeon. He is a native Texan with a heart and passion for medicine as big as his home state. He received his undergraduate degree from the University of Texas graduating magna cum laude. He went on to Texas Tech University for medical school. He graduated medical school with honors, including the Gold Humanism Award. He was also inducted into the highly prestigious Alpha Omega Alpha Society for leadership, community service, and excellence in medicine.

Dr. Derrick has extensive training in cosmetic and reconstructive surgery and specializes in performing all aspects of breast surgery—including breast reconstruction, breast augmentation, breast lift, breast reduction, and revision breast surgery. In addition, he routinely performs mommy makeovers, abdominoplasties (tummy tucks), facelifts, liposuction, post-weight loss body contouring procedures, and full 360 bariatric makeovers.

Dr. Derrick's extensive training and experience provide him the skillset required to create the aesthetic goals that his patients desire. His meticulous attention to detail provides happy patients with natural-looking results.

Dr. Derrick’s goal is to individualize treatment based on a patient's unique assessment and desires. He is committed to making sure every patient feels understood, has every question answered, feels comfortable, and confident about their treatment.

He has been named one of the best plastic surgeons by D Magazine and is an active member of the medical community.

Dr. Derrick and his wife, Katie, have a son and a daughter that keep them busy with sports and activities. Dr. Derrick's interests outside the practice include spending time with his friends and family, traveling, and playing golf. He is also an avid Peloton® enthusiast.

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Mickey Patel, MSN, APRN, FNP-C
Nurse Practitioner

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 an FDA-approved weight loss medication. 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.

"You won’t be disappointed!"  More 5-Star Reviews From Plano, TX



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These guys have saved my sanity and my life. At 60, I needed help and I found it here. Not only that, I found a second family. If I could give 10 stars I would. Please, if you’ve all but given up, stop and make the call. The light at the end of the tunnel doesn’t have to be a train.

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Jen M

Plano, TX


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If only every medical practice could be as empathetic, accessible, encouraging, and interested in patient health and happiness as Dr. Joe and crew. I HATE all things medical, but I genuinely look forward to my appointments here. My initial surgery was near painless and recovery was a breeze. Now I'm scheduled for revision due to reflux and his team have busted their butts trying to get insurance to cooperate. Dr. Joe was readily available (and endlessly patient) to answer questions while I was still researching, pre-op, immediately post-op, and when I started having reflux problems. Dr. Chen did my endoscopy and a followup appointment (Dr. Joe was on vacation) and he was equally informative and patient with all my questions. I have had NOTHING but positive experiences with this group and wish they were able to handle all my medical care.

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Our Ultra Minimally Invasive Procedures One Operation Can Change Your Life

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Bariatric Weight Loss Surgeries

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Where You Can Find Us in Plano, TX

6020 W Parker Rd
Ste 400
Plano, TX 75093

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Our Hospitals

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6020 West Parker Road, Plano, TX 75093

Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital

6200 West Parker Road, Plano, TX 75093

Texas Health hospital Frisco

12400 Dallas Pkwy, Frisco, TX 75033

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5601 Warren Pkwy, Frisco, TX 75034

Medical City Frisco

5500 Frisco Square Blvd, Frisco, TX 75034

"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
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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 who enjoys changing the lives of teens ages 13-18 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.

Experience Matters
With Advanced Technology

Drs. Cribbins & Chen are globally recognized Da Vinci Robotic Master Surgeons and Robotic Surgeons of Excellence with the Surgical Review Corp.  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."


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Texas Center for
Bariatrics & Advanced Surgery

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

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

To request a consultation, contact us online or call (214) 501-1333 today.

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