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Weight Loss Procedures

Finding the right procedure for every patient

Bariatric surgery is a complex procedure, and it is important that every patient receives the treatment that best fits their needs. Different procedures require patients to make different lifestyle changes, and some patients may prefer one procedure over another because it will be easier to adjust to life post-surgery. Our knowledgeable team will help you understand the options available to you, including the risks of the procedure, what you should expect after surgery, and how it can benefit your overall health and wellness.

Is Weight Loss Surgery Right For Me?

You may be a good candidate for weight loss surgery if:

  • You have not been able to lose weight through less invasive treatments
  • Your body mass index (BMI) is 40 or higher
  • Your BMI is 35 or higher and you have an obesity-related health problem such as diabetes, high blood pressure, heart disease, sleep apnea or osteoarthritis
  • You are mentally prepared to make long-term changes in your lifestyle
  • Be mindful that reducing weight before serious medical problems arise is much better than waiting until those medical problems are advanced. Reversal of those problems is much more likely when they are on in their early stages

It is critical that you discuss the risks of surgery and the lifestyle changes you will need to make after the operation before deciding on this treatment. Weight loss surgery can be a very effective treatment for morbid obesity, but only so long as patients understand what will be required of them. Our team will be here to support you throughout your journey.

Call (972) 709-7110 for more information about weight loss procedures at Charlton Bariatrics.

Risks Common To All Bariatric Operations

Like all operations, weight loss surgery has inherent risks. The more common include bleeding and infection, which can occur with any major surgery. There is risk of internal organ injuries, which can happen with any laparoscopic operation. The risk of blood clot formation is higher than normal in obese people. The potential for leaks at staple lines or new connections is to be expected. The overall complication risk for these operations varies, but it usually is less than 4%. These risks can occur with any bariatric operation. Specifics of these risks can be explained in more detail during you consult with the surgeon.

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All surgeries at Charlton Bariatrics are performed by Dr. Manuel Castro, a weight loss surgeon with over 20 years of experience. Following your operation, we will connect you with information and resources that can help you adjust to life after bariatric surgery.

Call (972) 709-7110 for more information about weight loss surgeries offered at Charlton Bariatrics.