Trusted Surgeons Dedicated to Changing Lives For Over Two Decades
For our bariatric 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.
Dr. A. Joseph Cribbins III, MD
Dr. A. Joseph Cribbins III is a highly-skilled, esteemed, and board-certified surgeon who specializes in general and bariatric surgery. Treating patients like family for over two decades is the hallmark of his success and he prefers that everyone call him Joe.
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 Robotic Surgeon of Excellence.
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 years and named a "Best Doctor in Collin County" by D Magazine since the inception in 2011.
Dr. Keli McCalman, DO, FACOS
Dr. Keli McCalman is a highly compassionate and talented board-certified surgeon who is fellowship-trained in Bariatric and Minimally Invasive Surgery. She earned her medical degree from the University of North Texas, Texas College of Osteopathic Medicine. She was born and raised in Texas. Her heart and passion for practicing medicine are as big as her home state.
Dr. McCalman completed her general surgery internship and residency through the Michigan State University program at Botsford Hospital in Farmington Hills, MI. In 2012, she accepted a fellowship in Minimally Invasive and Bariatric Surgery with Dr. Karl LeBlanc, MD at Our Lady of the Lake Regional Medical Center in Baton Rouge, LA.
Dr. McCalman is a member of the American Society for Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery (ASMBS), Obesity Action Coalition, and a Robotic Surgeon of Excellence. Dr. McCalman is known for her caring nature and understands the struggle associated with weight loss. You will feel comfortable discussing your weight loss goals with Dr. McCalman and excited about the future.
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 and Dr. McCalman understand the struggles with weight loss. They treat patients like family. They are compassionate and dedicated to helping you live the life you want. Patients feel comfortable with Dr. Cribbins and Dr. McCalman because they don't judge and just focus on solutions.
We believe in better bariatrics and better outcomes for our patients. Your health is our primary concern. When you choose our practice to assist with your weight loss our doctors 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 or Dr. McCalman 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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"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, Dr McCalman, Kesha, Barbara and Crystal are all life savers! Thank you so much!!" Tara Hudson
Qualification for Bariatric Weight Loss Surgery
Body mass index (BMI) is a height to weight ratio method used in diagnosing a healthy weight versus obesity. Our doctors factor BMI when determining whether surgery is appropriate for a patient.
Body Mass Index of 30 or greater
A BMI of 30 or greater can make some 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.
Are You a Candidate For Weight Loss Surgery?
If 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!
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.
Dr. Cribbins and Dr. McCalman 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
- Boosted self-esteem benefiting
- Improved sexual function & higher sex drive
- Reduction in unemployment and disability
- A significant reduction in depression and anxiety
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.
Before & After
"Impressive patient service and staff!
Dr. Cribbins changes lives! Thank you!" Jake C.
- Sleeve Gastrectomy (Gastric Sleeve)
- Gastric Bypass
- Bariatric Revision Surgery
- Convert LAP-BAND to Sleeve
- Convert LAP-BAND to Bypass
- Convert Sleeve to Bypass
- Cholecystectomy (gallbladder)
- Reflux Surgery for GERD (Nissen Fundoplication)
- Hernia Surgery
- Ventral Hernia
- Inguinal Hernia
- Incisional Hernia
- Umbilical Hernia
- Hiatal Hernia
- Lipoma and Cyst Excision
Medical Weight Loss
- FDA approved prescription medications for weight loss
- Dr. Simeons prescription diet protocol
- Certified Nutritionists
- Weight Loss Support Groups
Reviews from our patients
Dr. Cribbins and his staff are amazing. They truly care about their patients and take amazing care of us. Highly recommended!View On Google
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.View On Google
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.View On Google
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.View On Google