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Gastric Sleeve Surgery

When it becomes increasingly difficult to control your weight you may need weight loss surgery as a tool to help lose weight.

If you feel that you've reached the point that you need surgical help, gastric sleeve surgery is a safe and effective weight loss treatment.

Learn how gastric sleeve surgery at Texas Center for Bariatrics & Advanced Surgery in Plano, TX, can help you live the life YOU want...

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Gastric Sleeve Surgery One Operation Can Change Your Life

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 and greater, you DO qualify for weight loss surgery.   We also do not put limits on age.  Everyone deserves a healthy weight and long life- and that is exactly the tool weight loss surgery delivers. We are supportive and compassionate surgeons who do not judge and just find weight loss solutions that will work.

Decreased Appetite

Did you know that the size of the stomach is reduced by up to 80 percent during gastric sleeve surgery and the hunger hormone ghrelin is blunted? Ghrelin is mainly produced in the portion of the stomach that was removed.  As a result, you won't feel as hungry and you will feel fuller faster. These two simple changes can have a dramatic impact on your waistline promoting rapid and lasting weight loss.

Impressive Safety Record

This minimally invasive weight loss surgery has an excellent safety record. According to a study from the American Society for Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery, less than 1 percent of these bariatric surgery patients experience complications 30 days after surgery. We use advanced methods and tools to further decrease the already low risk of complications during this type of weight loss surgery.

Effective Treatment

Many patients experience great results with this technique in under 12 months, losing about 60 percent of excess body weight.  In fact, this procedure is so effective that many patients who previously underwent a gastric band procedure undergo revision surgery to gastric sleeve.

Improved Health

Many patients find that health problems related to obesity such as sleep apnea, arthritis, and diabetes get better or resolve completely after losing weight with this technique. You might find exercising more comfortable as you begin to feel lighter and more mobile, further solidifying your commitment to leading a healthier lifestyle.

Better Quality of Life

Overall, you can expect an improved quality of life because you can engage in more physical tasks, and feel more confident in your appearance and ability to participate in social activities. Oftentimes weight loss surgery can give you the boost you need to be more productive and successful in other areas of your life such as dating or career advancement.

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Dr. A. Joseph Cribbins III is a board-certified surgeons of excellence that are highly trained and experienced in performing bariatric surgery.  Dr. Cribbins has been in practice since 2000.

In addition to evaluating your candidacy for weight loss surgery, we will consider your unique concerns, goals, medical conditions, and more in order to make the most suitable recommendation.  Medical weight management, for example, might provide great results for the right patients. We are confident we can meet your needs to help you live your very best life.

To take the first step toward achieving a healthier lifestyle schedule a consultation at our Plano practice, serving patients in the DFW metroplex and the surrounding areas.  We look forward to meeting you!

You can contact us online or call us at:

(214) 501-1333

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What Is
Gastric Sleeve Surgery?

The gastric sleeve or vertical sleeve gastrectomy (VSG) procedure is a type of bariatric surgery that involves the removal of a portion of the stomach.  The stomach is separated into two sections, the smaller of which resembles the shape and size of a banana, leaving a small tube or "sleeve" remaining.  After this area is sectioned off the larger portion of the stomach is removed leaving 15-20 percent remaining.

Removing 80 percent of the stomach significantly restricts caloric intake and the portion of the stomach that is removed secretes ghrelin and other "hunger hormones"responsible for appetite.  By removing this part of the stomach one's appetite is reduced, further significantly contributing to weight loss. 

Our  Technology

At the Texas Center for Bariatrics & Advanced Surgery in Plano, we use the most current and minimally invasive tools, technology, and techniques, such as the da Vinci Xi® robotic system.

Dr. Cribbins proudly uses the advanced technology from Intuitive Surgical and the Da Vinci Xi surgical system because it is less invasive, more precise, and provides a faster recovery with less pain for patients.  

Our surgeons have a simple goal utilizing Da Vinci robotic technology-to to fix the problem and help our patients return to their normal life sooner.

Better surgery means better results for patients.

How Fast
Will I Lose Weight?

Most patients can expect to lose 60 percent of their excess weight 12 months after gastric sleeve surgery. The rate at which you lose the weight as well as the amount you lose depends on your diet, exercise level, and body.

Many patients see excellent weight loss results in the first couple of months after their surgery. Patients often get used to seeing a drastic difference reflected on their scale, and then feel disappointed when that number starts shrinking. Similar to gastric bypass or any other type of weight loss surgery, it is important to remember that you will shed more pounds at the beginning of your journey. By staying committed to a healthy lifestyle, you can continue to promote weight loss, refine your body, and improve your health.

Why Do Patients Undergo Sleeve Gastrectomy Instead of Gastric Bypass?

When compared to gastric bypass surgery, sleeve gastrectomy is generally considered a less invasive, lower risk bariatric option. In addition, patients suffering from obesity can undergo this procedure to improve their health, and then proceed with gastric bypass in the future if they don't meet their weight loss goals.

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December 29, 2019

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These guys have helped me begin to change my life! I didn't know what to do next, I was at wit's end. I had tried everything to lose weight,and frankly, I was worried about the stigma that weight loss surgery carried. I spoke with THE ENTIRE STAFF, and was reassured that I was going to love the decision that I ultimately made. I recommend these guys to everyone!!

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Great Hospital, Friendly Staff, Great Parking, and Dr Cribbins has been named a Best Doctor by D magazine for 12 years in a row for a reason-because he is the BEST!

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James Kelly

January 9, 2020

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Thank you Dr Cribbins for making my Christmas wish come true.  For many years I have wanted to visit my family in  California for Christmas, but I have not been able to do so because I did not fit in an airplane seat.  I have lost 325 pounds thanks to having weight loss surgery with you.  I was able to fly home this Christmas and see my family!  Not  only did I fit in an airplane seat I fit in a coach seat.  Thank you for the life changing surgery!  I can now go anywhere I want and not worry if I will fit in a seat on a plane, at the movies, in a restaurant or ANYWHERE else.  I have my life back and I loving my life again.  Thank you Thank you Thank you!

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

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

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