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Weight Loss Surgery

​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​Find Hope Th​​rough Our Surgical Weight Loss Programs

Weight loss surgery, also known as bariatric surgery, is a tool to produce significant weight loss for morbidly obese people. If you have unsuccessfully battled a serious weight problem, Baylor Scott & White Health can help you take control of your health and change your life.

We have devoted the necessary resources to provide you with comprehensive care, including patient education, pre-surgical counseling, advanced surgical options and long-term post-surgical care.

Am I a Candidate for Weig​ht Loss Surgery?

If you weigh 100 pounds or more over your ideal body weight and the usual diets have failed, surgery for weight loss can help you lose weight and keep it off. 

Qualifications for surgery may vary by location but can include:

  • ​Have a body mass index (BMI) 30 or great (however, most insurances require a BMI of 35 or greater with a comorbid condition*)

*Comorbid conditions caused by obesity include:

  • Type 2 diabetes
  • High cholesterol
  • High blood pressure
  • Heart disease and stroke
  • Sleep apnea
  • Asthma
  • Arthritis and joint disease
  • Reflux disease and heartburn
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Safe and Quality Care

Our programs are accredited by the Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery Accreditation and Quality Improvement Program (MBSAQIP). Faced with clinical evidence that the most experienced and best-run bariatric surgery programs have by far the lowest rates of complications, MBSAQIP was created to recognize bariatric surgery centers that perform well and to help surgeons and hospitals continue to improve the quality and safety of care provided.

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Weight Loss Surgery Education and Support

Baylor Scott & White offers education and support for those considering weight loss surgery, as well as those who have had a weight loss procedure.

View Weight Loss Surgery Support Resources

Support for Long-Term Success

At Baylor Scott & White – Carrollton, we support you in your entire journey, from planning to surgery to long-term success. No matter what type of weight loss surgery you have, our support group provides the opportunity to surround yourself with people who understand and support your goals. Social support has proven to be one of the best predictors of success for lifestyle change and is an important predictor of sustained weight loss. Therefore, all patients and potential patients, as well as spouses or other supportive people in their lives, are encouraged to attend our monthly support group.

Our support group is:

  • Facilitated by licensed professionals with experience in health behavior change and weight loss
  • Designed to be informative and engaging

Weight Loss Surgery Support Group meets the 3rd Thursday of each month, 6 p.m. to 7:30 p.m., 3rd floor, Classroom 300.

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