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Bariatric Surgery

Aim for a Lasting Change with Bariatric Surgery

When traditional weight loss methods aren’t effective, weight loss surgery may be the best option. North Texas Surgical Specialists in Fort Worth, Texas offer 2 bariatric surgery procedures for weight loss: gastric bypass and gastric sleeve. Patients who are interested in this service should contact North Texas Surgical Specialists to make an appointment with one of our doctors.

Gastric Bypass Surgery

Gastric bypass shrinks your stomach size and reroutes your digestive tract. During surgery, doctors divide your stomach to create a new, smaller stomach. The new stomach is attached to the small intestine and bypasses the larger part of your original stomach. Your new stomach is now much smaller — as is the amount of food it can hold.

Gastric Sleeve Surgery

During gastric sleeve surgery, also known as sleeve gastrectomy, most of your stomach is removed. As with gastric bypass, the smaller, sleeve-shaped stomach that remains is sealed and holds smaller amounts of food.

Bariatric Surgery Procedures

  • Obesity Treatment

    Obesity affects millions of people in the United States, but effective treatment is available. The surgeons at North Texas Surgical Specialists offer 2 types of bariatric surgery to patients struggling with obesity, including gastric bypass and gastric sleeve.

  • Weight Loss Surgery

    When traditional weight loss methods aren’t effective, weight loss surgery may be the best option. North Texas Surgical Specialists in Fort Worth, Texas offer 2 bariatric surgery procedures for weight loss: gastric bypass and gastric sleeve. Patients who are interested in this service should contact North Texas Surgical Specialists to make an appointment with one of our doctors.

Benefits of Robotic Bariatric Surgery

Your surgeon is 100% in control throughout your surgery. Our robotic system gives surgeons:

  • A 3D HD view inside your body
  • Wristed instruments that bend and rotate far greater than the human hand
  • Enhanced vision, precision and control

Robotic Gastric Bypass Surgery offers the following potential benefits:

  • Low rate of gastrointestinal leaks
  • Shorter hospital stay
  • Low risk of needing follow-up surgery
  • Ability for surgeon to perform precise maneuvers

Robotic Gastric Bypass Surgery offers the following potential benefits similar to traditional laparoscopy:

  • Low risk of surgeon switching to open surgery 
  • Low risk of needing follow-up surgery
  • Ability for surgeon to perform precise maneuvers 

When is weight loss surgery necessary?

Weight loss surgery is most appropriate for patients who are morbidly obese and have a BMI of at least 40. Patients with a BMI of 35-39 may also be good candidates for weight loss surgery if they have at least one comorbid condition related to obesity, such as hypertension or type 2 diabetes. Patients who don’t meet these requirements should try to lose weight using more conservative treatments.

What lifestyle changes are necessary for weight loss surgery?

Weight loss surgery will be most effective for patients who make healthy lifestyle changes, such as eating a nutritious diet and engaging in regular physical activity. Making these lifestyle changes will also improve the overall health of the patient.

Robotic General Surgery

Robotic surgery is a method of surgery that utilizes a computerized system to perform surgical procedures. This system usually consists of mechanical arms that control surgical instruments, as well as a camera arm the surgeon can use to view the treatment area. The surgeon controls these arms using a computer. This method improves precision considerably.


In many cases, we will use robotic surgery in combination with minimally-invasive surgical techniques. By using these two techniques together, we can minimize the trauma to the patient and ensure the best outcome.

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