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Weight loss surgery

Weight loss surgery, also known as bariatric surgery, is performed on patients with obesity. There are several types of bariatric procedures, but all focus on making modifications to the digestive system with the goal of significant weight loss.

Bariatric surgery in Fort Worth, Texas

The Bariatric & Metabolic Institute at Medical City Fort Worth incorporates medical, nutritional, psychological and surgical components to help you lose weight and reclaim your overall health.

The multidisciplinary team performs an evaluation prior to surgery and provides follow-up treatment to help you make sustainable changes in weight loss. Medical City Fort Worth is recognized as a Center of Excellence for Bariatric Surgery by Blue Cross Blue Shield of Texas.

Expert bariatric surgeons in Fort Worth, Texas

As a Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery Accreditation and Quality Improvement Program (MBSAQIP) accredited facility, we are focused on delivering the highest level of care. We offer a full range of weight loss surgeries, including:

  • Gastric bypass (Roux-en-Y) — During this procedure, a surgeon will staple a small pouch in the stomach. The rest of the stomach is divided and the new stomach pouch will empty into the small intestine.
  • Sleeve gastrectomy — During this procedure, the surgeon creates a sleeve of the stomach with a stapling device. The remaining portion is removed. This procedure also results in a decrease of the hunger hormone.
  • Duodenal switch — This is when the surgeon combines a sleeve of the stomach with a bypass of the intestines. The duodenal switch blocks up to 80 percent of fat calorie absorption, leading to lasting weight loss.
  • Gastric banding — During this procedure, the surgeon will place a band around the upper part of the stomach. The band restricts the amount of food that can be consumed at a meal and allows nutrients to be fully absorbed into the body.
  • Revision surgery — If you have experienced inadequate results or complications from a previous bariatric surgery, we offer revision procedures to help you reach your weight loss goals.

As part of our commitment to providing you with the most advanced medical treatments, we also offer robotic bariatric surgery. Robotic surgery allows the surgeons to perform a more precise procedure with less scarring, less blood loss and a quicker recovery time.

Scheduling your bariatric surgery

To schedule your bariatric surgery, call our clinic at (817) 347-1129. Next, you'll complete pre-admittance testing and discuss which weight loss surgery is the best option for you.

Attend our bariatric support group

Our free Virtual Bariatric Support Group gives you an opportunity to learn from a keynote speaker and receive encouragement in your weight loss journey. We meet via WebEx on the first Thursday of every month from 6 to 7 PM.

To join the Bariatric Support Group, please register online. You will receive a WebEx link prior to the support group session.

Attend our bariatric seminar

During our Virtual Bariatric Seminar, you will learn about the different weight loss surgery options we offer and meet a bariatric surgeon virtually. This free event takes place via WebEx on Wednesday every month from 6:00pm to 7:00pm.

To attend our free Virtual Bariatric Seminar, please register online. You will receive a WebEx link via email prior to the seminar.

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Our Weight loss surgery Locations

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Medical City Fort Worth Hospital
900 8th Ave
Fort Worth, TX 76104
 (817) 336 - 2100

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Medical City Fort Worth Hospital
900 8th Ave
Fort Worth, TX 76104
 (817) 336 - 2100
Medical City North Hills Hospital
4401 Booth Calloway Rd
North Richland Hills, TX 76180
 (817) 255 - 1000

10.0 miles

Medical City Alliance Hospital
3101 N Tarrant Pkwy
Fort Worth, TX 76177
 (817) 639 - 1000

11.5 miles