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Mansfield Bariatric Surgery

Weight loss procedures

Obesity continues to plague many Americans. In fact, it is the number one health concern in our country. Not only does obesity impact an individual’s overall quality of life, but it increases the risk of the development of obesity-related illnesses. For those individuals who have struggled with weight their entire life, one option may be bariatric surgery. This type of surgery helps with weight control by restricting the amount of food the stomach can hold. In recent years bariatric surgery has become a popular and reliable method for losing weight.

Making the decision to move ahead with bariatric surgery is not only that most people make lightly. This is a very difficult, life-changing event that will have a lasting impact.

What Can I Expect?

Clinical morbid obesity is a serious disease with a strong genetic component (25-50%), often caused by an overactive appetite center in the brain. This type of disease affects an estimated 16 million adults in the United States. Our surgeons understand that this is a true disease that sometimes cannot be corrected without surgery. Bariatric surgery is an effective treatment option that can help the morbidly obese achieve potential long-term weight control, in turn enhancing their quality of life.

There are several different types of bariatric surgery procedures, including:

  • Gastric Bypass
  • Sleeve Gastrectomy
  • Duodenal Switch
  • Revision surgery, including removal of lap bands and/or conversion to a different bariatric surgery
  • Gastric Balloon Weight Loss System

Our group is one of the few in Tarrant County to perform the Robotic Duodenal switch for weight loss surgery. We are happy to discuss this surgical option with you today and help you decide if this is the right move for you.

Am I a Candidate for Bariatric Surgery?

In order to determine if an individual is a candidate for bariatric surgery, they will need to undergo a thorough evaluation performed by our surgical team. We do this in the hope of encouraging a successful outcome and ensuring the patient is mentally, emotionally, and physically prepared for what is to come after the surgery. It is important to us that the patient undergoes the surgical evaluation mentioned, as well as a medical, psychological, and nutritional evaluation which is also provided through our multidisciplinary clinic.

Being severely overweight can increase an individual’s risk of developing a life-threatening condition, such as:

  • Diabetes
  • Arthritis
  • Hernias
  • Sleep apnea
  • Infertility
  • Depression
  • Reduction in life expectancy
  • Certain cancers (such as uterus, colon, and prostate)

Bariatric surgery requires a long-term commitment to your health and does not come easily to many. Surgery patients must change their eating habits, exercise habits, and overall lifestyle in order to ensure a successful outcome.

Take The Assessment

To see if you are a candidate for bariatric surgery or to learn more about what to expect from the procedure, please contact Surgical Associates of Mansfield today.