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Weight Loss Surgery

Baylor Scott & White Medical Center – Waxahachie offers effective weight loss solutions through for qualified patients. We recognize each patient is different, which is why we offer three types of weight loss surgery:

Surgical Weight Loss 

Surgical Weight Loss Services at Baylor Scott & White – Waxahachie includes three types of minimally-invasive surgical weight loss options. Click on the links for each procedure to learn more about the technique, the risks and what to expect after surgery.

  • Roux-en-Y gastric bypass (laparoscopic gastric bypass)
  • Lap-Band (adjustable gastric banding)
  • Gastric Sleeve (sleeve gastrectomy)

Why Should I Consider Weight Loss Surgery? 

If you have unsuccessfully tried diet and exercise—and if you meet the other criteria for surgical weight loss—it may be time for you to take control of your weight through bariatric surgery.

Being overweight or obese can lead to serious health issues, such as:

  • High blood pressure
  • Heart disease
  • Diabetes
  • Pulmonary disorders
  • Depression
  • Joint and/or back problems

According to a study published in the Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA), bariatric surgery patients lost between 62 and 75 percent of their excess weight. Many of these patients also experienced: 

  • Type 2 diabetes remission
  • Significant blood pressure improvement
  • Lower cholesterol
  • Elimination of sleep apnea
  • Joint disease, asthma and infertility improvement

Of course, you will want to talk with your doctor about the potential benefits—as well as the potential risks and complications—of any bariatric surgery procedure.

For a referral to a weight loss surgeon on the medical staff at Baylor Scott & White Medical Center – Waxahachie, search our online directory.

Am I a Candidate? 

If you have tried years of dieting and exercise but cannot lose weight, bariatric surgery may be a next step. 

Although there are some exceptions, you may be a candidate for bariatric surgery if you are over 18 years old with:

  • A weight of more than 100 pounds over the ideal body weight. 
  • A body mass index (BMI) of 40 or more or a BMI over 35 with a serious health problem, such as type 2 diabetes, heart disease or high blood pressure.
  • A demonstrated effort to have attempted weight loss using other methods.
  • An understanding of bariatric surgery.
  • A willingness to make long-term changes in eating habits.

For a referral to a bariatric surgeon on the Baylor Scott & White – Waxahachie medical staff, search our online directory.

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