Meet Dr. Joe Cribbins

What Plano Patients Say About Dr. Cribbins




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Dr. Cribbins is the best doctor I have ever had! He is very understanding, caring, and patient centered! It is refreshing to meet a doctor that actually listens to the patient! He is very knowledgeable, and gifted at his craft! I was very nervous to undergo the surgery, but his excellent bedside manner put me at ease! Not only is Dr. Cribbins wonderful, but everyone on his staff is exceptional as well! I am so happy that I chose Dr. Cribbins to perform my surgery! I highly recommend Dr. Cribbins and the Texas Center for Bariatrics and Advanced Surgery!! I’m very blessed to be a patient!! J. Stubbs

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Traci Perry


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Dr. Cribbins is a great surgeon. I am very happy with the results of this tool. After surgery, his nurse called and checked on me. I was able to personally email Dr. Cribbins about questions or concerns that I had and he responded quickly to my emails. I have been able to get to a healthy weight within six months and I feel and look so much better. The handbook that the office provided has been very helpful and informative. The information provided prior to surgery from the dietician has helped me tremendously in this weight loss journey.

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Education and Training

Dr. Cribbins graduated from Fairfield College Preparatory School with honors in 1987. He later attended Lafayette College in Easton, Pennsylvania, earning his BS in biology. He graduated Magna Cum Laude on the dean's list in 1991. After earning his degree in biology, Dr. Cribbins attended The University of Pittsburgh Medical School.

Dr. Cribbins began his surgical training at prestigious Northwestern Memorial Hospital in Chicago, Illinois, completing his internship and residency. In 2000, he moved to Texas and founded his private practice, initially focusing on general surgery and open gastric bypass. In 2002, he became the third surgeon in the Dallas area to perform laparoscopic gastric band placement. Today, he specializes in minimally invasive advanced robotic and laparoscopic procedures.

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Awards and Recognitions

The Orazio Dimauro Scholarship for Students of Medicine

The Dr. J. Behan Prize for Outstanding Student of Surgery

Inducted into Alpha Omega Alpha, a national medical honor society

Dr. Harold L. Method Surgical Award, recognizing outstanding performance as a resident

D Magazine’s "Best Doctors" in Bariatric Surgery for 14 years

Named a "Best Doctor" in Collin County by D Magazine since 2011

2020, 2021, 2022, 2023 "Texas Super Doctor"


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A National Leader in Advanced and Minimally Invasive Surgeries

Dr. Cribbins is recognized as a leader in his field, performing minimally invasive procedures with state-of-the-art technology. He performs bariatric surgeries using the Da Vinci Xi Surgical System for safer and more effective patient outcomes.

Virtual Appointments Available


Dr Joe Cribbins virtual telemedicineDr. Cribbins is proud to offer both in-office consultations and virtual consultation. We proudly serve Plano, TX, the surrounding DFW area, and the entire country.   Patients are always welcome to bring family, friends, and children to appointments. 

Life Outside the Practice

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Outside of the office, Dr. Cribbins enjoys spending time with his wife, Heather, their five children, 1 grandson, and their four dogs. They enjoy travel, walking the dogs, supporting bariatric patient events across the country, and being a part of the Dallas community with friends.
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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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For more information or medical concerns, you can reach our office at (214) 501-1333.
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