#1 Weight Loss Surgery in Houston, TX
Our experienced surgeons can perform bariatric surgery also known as weight loss surgery using a robot called the da Vinci Robotic System. Robotic surgery uses small incisions instead of large abdominal incisions and therefore is less invasive than traditional bariatric surgery.
Weight loss surgery in Houston, TX is an effective tool to help people who are severely obese and have been unable to lose weight through diet or other traditional means. Weight loss surgery procedures, also called bariatric surgery, have evolved in recent years. From traditional open procedures to minimally invasive laparoscopic surgery, the options for weight loss surgery have grown. The latest option for weight loss surgery is robotic surgery.
What is weight loss surgery?
Weight loss surgery is a surgical procedure designed to help the patient lose weight by restricting the absorption of nutrients and/or reducing the amount of food the stomach can hold. In most cases, our surgeons will perform these procedures with minimally invasive techniques.
When is weight loss surgery appropriate?
Weight loss surgery is most appropriate for patients who aren’t able to lose weight with lifestyle changes alone. This procedure isn’t recommended for people who need to lose only a few pounds. Instead, it’s recommended for people who have a body mass index of at least 40 or are more than 100 pounds overweight. North Texas Surgical Specialists also perform weight loss surgery on patients who have a BMI of at least 35 and at least one condition related to obesity, such as hypertension or type 2 diabetes. In special cases, other patients may be good candidates for this procedure. Patients interested in weight loss surgery should schedule a consultation with one of our doctors to determine if this is the best option for them.
What is the gastric sleeve?
During gastric sleeve surgery, our surgeons remove 80% of the stomach, leaving the patient with a smaller, tubular pouch. This pouch holds much less food, which reduces the number of calories a patient can consume. In addition, it also influences the gut hormones responsible for hunger and blood sugar control.
What is gastric bypass?
During gastric bypass, our surgeons create a small stomach pouch by dividing the top of the stomach from the rest of the organ. They also divide the first portion of the small intestine and connects part of it to the new stomach pouch. Finally, they will connect the other part of the divided small intestine to a lower section of the small intestine. This serves as a pathway for digestive enzymes and stomach acid in the bypassed part of the stomach.
Gastric bypass works by reducing the amount of food the patient can eat at one time before feeling full. In addition, this procedure reduces the absorption of calories and nutrients, and it alters some of the hormones in the gut to suppress feelings of hunger.
Why North Texas Surgical Specialists?
Weight loss surgery can be a highly effective solution for those struggling with obesity in Houston, TX. North Texas Surgical Specialists offers a range of options, including gastric bypass, sleeve gastrectomy, and adjustable gastric banding, to help patients achieve significant and sustainable weight loss.
The team of experienced weight loss surgeons and supportive staff at North Texas Surgical Specialists are dedicated to providing personalized care and helping patients achieve their weight loss goals. If you’re considering weight loss surgery in Arlington, TX, North Texas Surgical Specialists is a great choice to consider, so don’t wait and schedule your appointment!
Dr. Long Nguyen saved my life. The surgery was very complicated and he is my hero. The second surgery was excellent. I recommend North Texas Surgical Specialists to all of my friends and family.
The staff was very kind and helpful. Dr. Halbouni was very patient-oriented and took the time to explain everything with drawings and answered all of my questions in ways I could understand.
I love Dr. Jay Patel. He has a very good bedside manner, very professional & nice. I absolutely would recommend him to everyone. I love him & I thank him for everything & giving me my life back. I will forever be in his debt. He is so awesome! Thank you!
Dr Jay Patel performed two surgeries on me the first surgery was a fundoplication and a second surgery was a hiatal hernia repair. I am able to actually drink water now and not get heartburn and not have it come up through my nose. You listened to what I had to say about what my problem was and able to fix with no other doctor would do they just kept overlooking everything so once again I want to tell you thank you so very much this is a big change in my life after going through this for so many years.