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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.

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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 greater*
  • Type 2 diabetes
  • High cholesterol
  • High blood pressure
  • Heart disease and stroke
  • Sleep apnea
  • Asthma
  • Arthritis and joint disease
  • Reflux disease and heartburn

*Most insurances require a BMI of 35 or greater with a comorbid condition

Weight loss surgery options

Baylor Scott & White offers several different kinds of weight loss surgery designed to help patients manage their weight.

The gastric band and RYGB procedures may be reversed through revisional surgery if results of a prior gastric bypass surgery are unsatisfactory or other issues suggest a reversal. When you meet with a weight loss physician on the medical staff, you will discuss options and determine the procedure that is most appropriate for you.

  • Revisional surgery
  • Roux-en-Y gastric bypass
  • Gastric sleeve
  • Gastric banding surgery
  • Biliopancreatic diversion with duodenal switch
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What to expect from weight loss surgery

Baylor Scott & White Health's caring and supportive weight management staff is excited to help you start a whole new life.

Before and during surgery

The decision to have weight loss surgery is a serious one that requires a commitment to a lifestyle change.

Make sure you know what to expect before and during surgery and talk with a weight loss surgeon on the medical staff at one of our facilities about the benefits and risks of each type of weight loss procedure.

Pre-operative education

Patients who have registered for surgery are requested to review the following pre-surgery educational materials.

Documents are password-protected. Patients who register for bariatric surgery will receive the access code.

After weight loss surgery

After weight loss surgery, the success of the surgery depends on the choices you make. You will need to make lifelong changes in your eating and exercise habits to maintain your weight loss.

Weight lo​​ss surgery classes and support groups

From informational seminars before surgery to support after surgery, several Baylor Scott & White locations offer classes and support groups for weight loss surgery patients. Find out more about events near you.​

Specialized centers

Our programs are accredited by the Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery Accreditation and Quality Improvement Program (MBSAQIP).
Please select the center you would like to visit on the left.
Baylor University Medical Center, part of Baylor Scott & White Health
Baylor Scott & White Medical Center – Frisco
Baylor Scott & White Medical Center – Plano
Baylor Scott & White Medical Center - Temple
Baylor Scott & White Medical Center – Waxahachie
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