The comprehensive bariatrics program at Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital Dallas addresses the physical, mental and emotional challenges of weight-loss surgery.
Physicians on the medical staff regularly perform LAP-BAND®, gastric bypass and gastric sleeve procedures. Plus, because our Weight-Loss Surgery program is hospital based, you will have the benefit of the comprehensive services of an acute care hospital should you need them.
Dramatic Health Benefits
Weight-loss surgery offers the morbidly obese more than just increased self-esteem and improved quality of life; the health benefits of weight-loss surgery can be dramatic. According to a landmark study published in the Journal of the American Medical Association in 2004, the numerous health benefits of weight-loss surgery include:
- Type 2 diabetes is cured in 77 percent of patients and resolved or improved in 86 percent of patients
- Hypertension (high blood pressure) is cured in 62 percent of patients and resolved or improved in 78.5 percent of patients
- High cholesterol is reduced in more than 70 percent of patients
- Obstructive sleep apnea is cured in 86 percent of patients
- Risk of death is decreased by 89 percent
Center of Excellence
The Weight-Loss Surgery program at Texas Health Dallas has achieved the distinction of being named a Bariatric Surgery Center of Excellence by the American Society of Metabolic & Bariatric Surgery (ASMBS), one of the highest distinctions for weight-loss surgery programs in the United States. To achieve this recognition, the program was put through an exhaustive review of clinical practices, patient outcomes and facility compliance with ASMBS standards. The Weight-Loss Surgery program also had to demonstrate that it provides the latest in surgical options, as well as follow-up treatment for up to five years after a patient's surgery.
A bariatric coordinator helps guide patients through every step of their journey. This coordinator works closely with patients to offer assistance in finding a physician, scheduling appointments, answering questions and locating resources helpful to their care. The goal is to support patients through every aspect of care, allowing them to focus on their weight-loss surgery and adjusting to their new lifestyle.
To learn more about the benefits of weight-loss surgery, call the bariatric coordinator at 214-345-5155.