Weight Loss Surgery
Ultra Minimally Invasive Da Vinci Xi
& Laparoscopic Procedures
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 90% of excess weight as early as 12 months after surgery.
Benefits of Bariatric Surgery Long-Lasting, Life Changing Results
- Resolve Type 2 Diabetes
- Lower Blood Pressure
- Lower Cholesterol
- Joint Pain Relief
- Increased Energy
- Higher Sex Drive & Better Sex Life
- Improved Cardiovascular Health
- Remission of Certain Types of Cancers
- Relief From Depression
- Higher Quality of Life
- Eliminate Obstructive Sleep Apnea
- Improve Fertility
- Resolved Stress Urinary Incontinence
- Alleviate Fatty Liver Disease
- Boosted Self Esteem & Confidence
- Greater Mobility
- Extended Life Span
Qualification for Bariatric Weight Loss Surgery
Body mass index (BMI) is a height to weight ratio method used in diagnosing a healthy weight versus overweight. Our doctors' factor BMI when determining whether 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 for weight loss surgery.
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 tool 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 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!
Bariatric patients lose as much as 60% of excess weight 6 months after surgery, and 90% of excess weight as early as 12 months after surgery.
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.
Body mass index (BMI) is a weight and height calculation used to qualify patients for surgery. People with a BMI of 30 or greater qualify for surgery. 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.
Dr. Cribbins 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
- Reverse Type 2 Diabetes
- Better sleep
- Boosted self-esteem benefiting
- Improved sexual function & higher sex drive
- Reduction in unemployment and disability
- A significant reduction in depression and anxiety
- Lower blood pressure
- Lower cholesterol
- Decreased risk for stroke
- Longer life
- Decrease for certain types of cancers
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.