Surgical solutions for weight loss in Waxahachie

Baylor Scott & White Medical Center – Waxahachie offers effective weight loss solutions for qualified patients. We recognize each patient is different, which is why we offer several types of weight loss surgery near you.

Surgical weight loss options

Surgical weight loss services at Baylor Scott & White – Waxahachie include three types of minimally invasive surgical weight loss options. Click the name of each weight loss procedure available near you to learn more about the technique, the risks and what to expect after weight loss surgery in Waxahachie. We offer minimally invasive, robotic assisted surgical options which reduce blood loss and recovery time.

The Baylor Scott & White – Waxahachie weight loss surgery program is accredited by the Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery Accreditation and Quality Improvement Program (MBSAQIP).

  • Roux-en-t gastric bypass (laparoscopic gastric bypass)

    A weight loss surgery procedure where a small portion of the stomach is created (pouch) that is attached to a limb of small intestine bypassing the rest of the stomach and a part of the small intestine. It works by restricting the amount of food that can be eaten and by inducing malabsorption where the calories ingested are not fully absorbed into the blood circulation. Advantages include: 65-70% excess weight loss in one year, cures reflux and better than sleeve or band for diabetes

    Disadvantages: dumping syndrome, vitamin deficiencies

  • Gastric sleeve (sleeve gastrectomy)
    A surgical procedure where the stomach is reduced to about 20% of its original size by surgical removal of a large portion of the stomach resulting in a sleeve or tube like structure. Works by restricting you capacity to eat.

    Advantages: 50-60% excess weight loss in 1 year, low complication rate, no dumping syndrome, can be considered as a first stage into a bypass or duodenal switch

    Disadvantages: weight regain, reflux , irreversible

  • Single anastomosis duodenal switch (SADI)
    A sleeve-shaped stomach is created and is attached to the final section of the small intestine bypassing most of the small intestine. Works by restricting the amount of food that can be eaten and by inducing malabsorption where the calories ingested are not fully absorbed into the blood circulation. Advantages: more weight loss for BMI> 50, better resolution of diabetes, can be performed in single or 2 stages Disadvantages: vitamin deficiencies, flatulence/diarrhea
  • Laparoscopic band removal
    Most lap band removal procures can be done laparoscopically. This is a relatively easy and safe operation depending on existing complications.
  • Conversion procedures
    We offer conversion procedures such as band to sleeve, or sleeve to RYGB or SADS.

Why should I consider weight loss surgery in Waxahachie?

If you have unsuccessfully tried diet and exercise—and if you meet the other criteria for surgical weight loss—it may be time for you to take control of your weight through bariatric surgery in Waxahachie.

Being overweight or obese can lead to serious health issues, such as:

  • High blood pressure
  • Heart disease
  • Diabetes
  • Pulmonary disorders
  • Depression
  • Joint and/or back problems

According to a study published in the Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA), bariatric surgery patients lost between 62 and 75% of their excess weight. Many of these patients also experienced:

  • Type 2 diabetes remission
  • Significant blood pressure improvement
  • Lower cholesterol
  • Elimination of sleep apnea
  • Joint disease, asthma and infertility improvement

Of course, you will want to talk with your doctor about the potential benefits—as well as the potential risks and complications—of any bariatric surgery procedure.

Am I a candidate for bariatric surgery in Waxahachie?

If you have tried years of dieting and exercise but cannot lose weight, bariatric surgery may be the next step.

Calculate your BMI

Although there are some exceptions, you may be a candidate for bariatric surgery if you are over 18 years old with:

  • A weight of more than 100 pounds over the ideal body weight
  • A body mass index (BMI) of 40 or more or a BMI over 35 with a serious health problem, such as type 2 diabetes, heart disease or high blood pressure
  • A demonstrated effort to have attempted weight loss using other methods
  • An understanding of bariatric surgery
  • A willingness to make long-term changes in eating habits

Qualifications for surgery may vary but can include:

  • Body mass index (BMI) 40 or greater*
  • Type 2 diabetes
  • High cholesterol
  • High blood pressure
  • Heart disease and stroke
  • Sleep apnea
  • Asthma
  • Arthritis and joint disease
  • Reflux disease and heartburn

*Most insurances require a BMI of 35 or greater with a comorbid condition