What Sets Us Apart Ultra Minimally Invasive Da Vinci Surgery
& Two Decades of Experience
with the Lowest Complication Rates

  • ALL appointments will be one to one with one of our doctors. 

  • Half of our staff are bariatric patients themselves. Staff that have walked the bariatric journey know how you feel at each stage of the journey and are here to compassionately support you. 

  • Our staff is bilingual in Spanish so that people can converse in their native language with medical profesionals.

  • Texas Center NEVER requires group seminars to get started nor do we charge "program fees."

  • Patients are family and given the doctors' personal emails to contact them at anytime with questions or concerns.  

  • Our surgeons personally round on you in the hospital after surgery to make sure that you are doing great.

Dr. Cribbins and Dr. Chen are compassionate and esteemed board-certified surgeons that specializes in ultra minimally invasive Da Vinci Xi general and bariatric (weight loss) surgery. They are passionate about better health and the art of bariatrics.  Mickey Patel, NP is a native Georgian, who moved to Texas and  is passionate about the art of "Metabolic Reset"  This combination makes for the most comprehensive bariatric team in the state of Texas.

We believe that excellence in performing surgery and the medical management of our patients is derived from education, training, and experience.  We keep current on the latest techniques and standards so we can provide our patients with the optimal results they desire. We focus on thorough exams that check your total health before performing any procedure. We employ a friendly team approach to patient care that includes: surgeons, psychologists, nutritionists, and highly trained staff. 

Texas Center for Bariatrics & Advanced Surgery is one of the few bariatric centers in the country offering comprehensive care that combines surgical and non-surgical medical weight management in the treatment of obesity.  This combination provides the optimal results patients desire.  

Dr. Cribbins is a highly trained Da Vinci surgeon and he has used the Da Vinci surgical system technology since 2012.   The technology on the Da Vinci surgical system provides the surgeon with 3DHD magnified vision and true depth perception. This allows the surgeon to see beyond the capability of the naked eye. The Da Vinci Xi also allows the surgeon an increased precision with a greater range of motion while operating. This translates to even better results for patients and takes minimally invasive surgery to a whole new level.

We also know that surgery is never routine, no matter how many thousands of times we have performed such procedures. We never take for granted that you have placed a great deal of confidence in us. For this reason, a complete review of your medical history, current health, your expectations for surgery, and all questions are answered before proceeding with a procedure.  

For our bariatric 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 skills and extraordinary hospital facilities. We take tremendous pride in this honor. 

As your health care professionals, we want you to be confident that we are a team of highly trained and skilled clinicians. We pride ourselves in providing the care you need to stay healthy before and after your surgery.   To give you the best possible service and results we are committed to continual education and learning. We attend surgery lectures, meetings, and related conventions to stay informed on the most current techniques,  latest innovations, and the newest equipment that a practice can utilize to provide state of the art procedures. Also, being members of various professional associations helps us to stay abreast of the changes and recommendations for our profession.

Dr. Cribbins, MD, FASMBS is the Medical Director of the Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery Committee program at Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital Plano for 18 consecutive years, he has served as the vice-chairman of surgery, has sat on several other medical committees. Dr. Cribbins has been honored to be recognized among D Magazine’s Best Doctors for bariatric surgery for 14 years, named a Best Doctor in Collin County by D Magazine since the inception in 2011, and a Texas Monthly Super Doctor.

Dr. Edmund Chen is a published researcher, presenter, and 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.  He has devoted his life to better bariatrics, safer surgery, and improved patient outcomes utilizing the latest techniques.  He has trained at prestigious institutions including The John Hopkins University, Cornell University, Northwestern University, and Duke University.

We have built a foundation of trust for over two decades by treating patients like family.  This is the hallmark of our success. We are always here for our patients.  We understand the challenges of weight loss and do not judge.   Our staff has received comprehensive training and our entire team is dedicated to providing you with the compassionate care and service you need.  We make your visits as comfortable and pleasant as possible.

We look forward to meeting you.   One Operation Can Change Your Life.  You can make the rest of your life the best of your life!

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Choose the Award Winning Team that Cares  We look forward to meeting you

At the Texas Center for Bariatrics & Advanced Surgery, we're not interested in performing as many surgeries as possible. We genuinely care for patients and want them to achieve improved health and a better quality of life through weight loss. Our heart and passion for better bariatrics is as big as Texas and that is why people travel the distance to see us.  At Texas Center patients are family.

When you meet with Dr. Cribbins or Dr. Chen for an initial consultation at our office in Plano, TX or through telemedicine from the comfort of home, they will consider your unique concerns, goals, medical conditions, and more in order to recommend the most suitable approach to weight loss for you. Medical weight management, for example, might be better than weight loss surgery for some patients.  You will feel at ease right away with their warm and caring personalities and they never judges.

Discover why men and women from across the Dallas-Fort Worth metroplex and from all over the United States are glad they chose Drs. Cribbins & Chen. Request an initial consultation by filling out our online form or giving us a call:

(214) 501-1333

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Toni Hester


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Every time that I have visited the office the staff has been amazing. Professional is very important to me when entering an office and I have had nothing less. Friendly staff. You are treated like family. I would recommend this office to anyone that is looking for care at 1000% each visit and the cuddles we get from Marty the best dog surgical assistant you could ask for. I stop by when ever I am by the office just to say hello and greeted with a warm smile each time. Even after my services are over I will still continue to stay in contact with everyone in the office. I recommend Dr Cribbins services and staff to everyone in the DFW area. Toni a very happy patient

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natasha pinkston

Plano, TX


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So where do I start, I was doing research about VGS and Texas Center of Bariatrics popped with a picture of Dr. Cribbins and Dr. Chen, so I began to read everything there possibly was about them and this practice. I was also intrigued by the instrument that would be used called “DaVinci”, yeah I love movies so my brain rent straight for Da Vinci code lol, but after research and reviews I made an informed decision to use the best around and I’m very pleased with the outcome. From the physicians to their awesome staff and Marty I never felt one little once of doubt that I was in good hands. Very professional, courteous, resourceful, respectful and dependable. I can’t speak for everyone but I can really say that if you’re looking for a great bariatric team Dr. Cribbins and his is where it’s at. Thank you guys for taking care of me and my needs to get a new lease on life.

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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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