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


Weight loss surgery is a medical treatment that makes weight loss possible for people with a BMI of 27 and greater, ages 16-80.

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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.

Welcome to Texas Center for Bariatrics & Advanced Surgery

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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. 

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. 

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.

Meet Marty Our Office Dog 

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.

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

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Trusted Surgeons Here to Help With Weight Loss 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 medical weight management. 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.

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
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."


"True professionals." 5-Star Reviews From Dallas Patients


Stacey Hartley


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Dr Cribbins, Mickey, & Staff are all very professional &, at the same time, very caring medical professionals! They all make you feel like part of their family and go out of their way to make you feel as comfortable as possible & help you in anyway they can. Dr Cribbins makes himself always available to his patients too to answer any questions you have. Dr Cribbins takes the time to listen to his patients concerns & needs. You never feel rushed or like your just a number at your office vist(s). Dr Cribbin’s is a very caring, understanding doctor, with a gentle soul. Dr Cribbin’s surgical skills are beyond perfection. Marty their dog is the perfect office mascot who’s charm and calmness bring added comfort to any office visit.

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Danielle Webster


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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.

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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 2020, 2021, and 2022. 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. Chen is an award-winning 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.

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"They Have the Patient's Best Interest in Mind"  More 5-Star Reviews From Dallas, TX


Dawn Palmateer

Plano, TX


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Dr. Cribbin, Dr.Chen and their staff are the most amazing group of people I have ever met. Not only do they care immensely for each and every patient that walks through their doors, the support and guidance makes the whole process easier and much less scary. I would choose them a million times over!

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Melissa Garcia

Plano, TX


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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!

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

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.

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Is It Time to Put Your Health First?

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!

Book a consultation at Texas Center for Bariatrics & Advanced Surgery to learn more about your candidacy for weight loss procedures and medical weight management. Our doctors personally handle every consultation and follow-up appointment.

(214) 501-1333

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"Impressive patient service and staff!
Dr. Cribbins changes lives! Thank you!"
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Nonsurgical Solutions

  • FDA-Approved Medications 
  • Prescription Diet
  • Certified Dietitian
  • Weight Loss Support Groups
  • Personal Trainers


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.

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A New Level of Care With Advanced Technology

Where You Can Find Us in Plano, TX

6020 W Parker Rd
Ste 430
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

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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. 

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 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.

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 him for comfort.

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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 and they are affiliated with a number of national associations, including:

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

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

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