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For our bariatric/weight loss patients, our hospitals are MBSAQIP accredited centers by 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 offer extraordinary hospital facilities. As a provider for Dallas and the region, we take tremendous pride in this honor.
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 surgery for weight loss.
Treating patients like family is the hallmark of his success and he prefers that everyone call him "Joe." He has over two decades of experience and has been a Da Vinci Ultra-Minimally Invasive Surgeon since 2012.
He is committed to 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 16 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."
Da Vinci Surgery For General and Bariatric Surgery
A New Level of Care With Advanced Technology
Texas Center for Bariatrics & Advanced Surgery 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, Da Vinci's Xi robotics sets the bar higher with its "ultra" minimally invasive standard of care and 3DHD vision of the operating field for the surgeon. Da Vinci's smaller incisions and greater precision mean less pain, reduced scarring, and faster healing. In other words, the best results possible.
Intuitive Surgical's Da Vinci Xi is the most advanced surgical system currently available for bariatric surgery and its advanced capabilities are enhanced in the hands of an experienced master.
Dr. Cribbins has used the Da Vinci surgical system since 2012 and his years of hands-on experience have allowed him to master this incredible technology that translates movements to extend a surgeon's capabilities, range of motion, and precision.
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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 30 or greater, you DO qualify.
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 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 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.
Are You a Candidate For Weight Loss Surgery?
If you face a weight problem, you are not alone: 32% of all Texans are overweight.
Being overweight 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 weight issues and change your life!
Weight loss patients lose as much as 60% of excess weight 6 months after bariatric surgery, and 90% of excess weight as early as 12 months after bariatric surgery.
If you are asking yourself, “Am I A Candidate for Weight Loss Surgery?” Texas Center for Bariatrics & Advanced Surgery in Plano will partner with you in determining which of our weight loss services is right for you. We offer Da Vinci gastric bypass, sleeve gastrectomy, LAP-BAND, and a number of other bariatric options.
Body Mass Index (BMI) is a weight and height calculation used to qualify patients for bariatric surgery. People with a BMI of 30 or greater qualify for bariatric surgery. The 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.
An Individual Approach
We 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.
We're a Team
Many factors are evaluated to determine the best weight loss procedure for you, such as gastric sleeve or gastric bypass. 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. We'll work together as a team to tailor services for long-term success.
Improving Quality of Life With Bariatric Surgery to Lose Weight
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
- Improved sexual function
- Higher sex drive
- Reduction in unemployment and disability
- A significant reduction in depression and anxiety
- Lower blood pressure
- Lower cholesterol
- Improved erectile function
- Decreased risk for stroke
- Longer life
- Improved fertility
- Resolved sleep apnea
- Higher energy level
- Decrease for certain types of cancers
- Remission of PCOS
- Reduced joint aches and pains
"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
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Personalized Care & Compassion
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 due to Leptin resistance. You are not alone because 32% of Texans are overweight.
A healthy you is possible at Texas Center for Bariatrics & Advanced Surgery in Plano, TX. We draw patients from throughout Texas who are looking to improve their lives.
Weight loss surgery is the most effective and long-term treatment for weight loss and provides life-changing results. Patients lose as much as 60% of excess weight in the first 6 months after bariatric surgery and 90% of excess weight as early as 12 months after bariatric surgery
Compassionate, Dedicated Surgeons
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 ultra minimally invasive 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.
Tailored Treatment Plans
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.
Surgical & Non-Surgical Options
To assist you on your journey towards a healthy future we offer a number of surgical procedures, such as gastric bypass and sleeve gastrectomy, as well as non-surgical treatment options.
Is It Time to Put Your Health First?
Book your initial consultation to learn more about your candidacy for one of the weight loss procedures that Dr. Cribbins performs. We are here for you when you are ready. Consultations and follow-up appointments at the Texas Center for Bariatrics & Advanced Surgery in Plano are always with our doctors.
Before & After
"Impressive patient service and staff!
Dr. Cribbins changes lives! Thank you!" Jake C.
Our Procedures One Operation Can Change Your Life
- 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
- Personal Trainers
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