Medical City McKinney now offers patients seeking weight loss treatment bariatric surgical options, including gastric bypass and gastric sleeve procedures.

Bariatric surgery can offer hope to patients who have been unsuccessful in reaching their weight loss goals through traditional methods such as diet and exercise. Obesity surgery provides a jumpstart to lose weight successfully and improve lifestyle habits for those who qualify.

"Our experts are pleased to provide life-changing bariatric surgery in our own community, which previously required travel to other areas of North Texas to receive," said Ernest C. Lynch, III, CEO of Medical City McKinney. "Our bariatric program is another reason we are the destination of choice for healthcare excellence in McKinney and the surrounding area."

Obesity increases the risks of illness and death because of conditions commonly associated with it, including diabetes, hypertension and cardiovascular disease among other health risks. Metabolic and bariatric surgical procedures have proven to be effective in the reduction of conditions related to severe obesity.