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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.

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

Weight loss surgery options

Baylor Scott & White offers several surgical options 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 surgery are unsatisfactory or other issues suggest a reversal. When you meet with a 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

What to expect

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

  • Before and During Surgery
  • After Weight Loss Surgery

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 procedure.

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.​

Our programs are accredited by the Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery Accreditation and Quality Improvement Program (MBSAQIP). Visit our centers:

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