The comprehensive bariatrics program at Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital Plano addresses the physical, mental and emotional challenges of weight-loss surgery.
Physicians on the medical staff regularly perform LAP-BAND, gastric bypass, gastric sleeve, and duodenal switch 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.
The weight loss surgery program at Texas Health Plano has achieved the distinction of being named a member of the MBSAQIP, Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery Accreditation and Improvement Program, by the American Society of Metabolic and 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.
The weight loss surgery program at Texas Health Plano features a bariatric coordinator who 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.
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 an article published in 2013 by the Obesity Action Coalition, there is evidence that many obesity related conditions improve with a 5-10% weight loss, leading to significant benefits including decreased chance of heart attack or stroke. Additional health benefits listed in the article could include:
- A 5 percent increase in HDL (good) cholesterol
- Significant decrease in triglycerides by as much as 40mg/dl
- Both systolic and diastolic blood pressure could decrease by 5mmHg
- Decrease Hemoglobin A1C, which is a lab marker for diabetes, to the same effect as anti-diabetic pills
- Improved sleep apnea making it possible to be weaned from CPAP
- Levels of inflammatory substances circulating in the blood drop significantly and the rish of vascular damage is reduced
If you would like to learn more about the benefits of having weight loss surgery at Texas Health Plano, call the bariatric coordinator at 972-981-3861.