Your choice for bariatric surgery in Denton, Texas

Medical City Denton offers a comprehensive and compassionate program for patients who aren't able to reach their weight loss goals through traditional methods. We focus on minimally invasive procedures to promote quick recovery and decrease risks during surgery and healing.

Find a bariatric surgeon or call the Metabolic and Bariatric Institute of Medical City Denton at (940) 800-2565.

Weight-Loss Surgery Assessment

The team at the Metabolic and Bariatric Institute is here for you through every step of your weight-loss journey. We also provide a medically managed weight-loss program and a monthly bariatric support group to give you the guidance and education you need.

Advanced weight loss surgery in Denton, Texas

Our Bariatric & Metabolic Institutes within the Medical City Healthcare system offer a full range of bariatric surgical options, including:

  • Gastric banding—This is when a band is placed around the upper part of the stomach to regulate food intake. The surgical team also performs gastric band removal procedures.
  • Gastric bypass (Roux-en-Y)—This is when the surgeon staples a small pouch in the stomach. The remainder of the stomach is divided from the stomach pouch. The outlet from the newly formed pouch empties directly into the lower portion of the jejunum (part of the small intestine).
  • Sleeve gastrectomy—This is when a thin vertical sleeve of stomach is created using a stapling device. The excised portion of the stomach is then removed, which also causes ghrelin (the "hunger hormone") to decrease.
  • Duodenal switch—This is when the surgeon creates a small stomach pouch shaped like a tube, making the stomach smaller. The lower part of the small intestine is attached to the new, smaller stomach. The procedure changes the flow of food by not mixing digestive enzymes until farther along in the digestive tract.
  • Revision surgery—The surgical team provides revision surgery for patients who have experienced complications or inadequate results from bariatric surgery. This can be a result of a metabolic or a mechanical issue.

During your consultation, your surgeon will determine who will qualify for bariatric surgery, which surgery would be most appropriate for your health and your weight loss goals.

Robotic procedures

Robotic surgery allows your doctor to perform surgery using only a few small incisions with enhanced vision, precision and control. The surgeons perform the following robotic-assisted procedures:

  • Gastric bypass (Roux–en–Y)
  • Sleeve gastrectomy
  • Robotic duodenal switch and revisions

Your first bariatric surgery appointment

Once we determine you are a bariatric surgery candidate, you will meet with a dietitian, finance specialist and surgeon to determine which procedure is best for you. We will create a custom plan based on your health needs and preferences.

For your first in-person consultation, call us at (940) 800-2565

Our address is:

3537 East I-35 South
Denton, TX 76210

Weight loss management

Our team is dedicated to finding the best solution and success for your individual weight loss journey. For those who do not qualify for, or elect not to receive, bariatric surgery, resources are available for other medical management, including nutritionists and dieticians. Prescription medications may be an option to supplement your diet and exercise routine as well.

BMI Calculator

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Disclaimer:
All information provided by this website is intended to be general in nature and should not be used as a substitute for a visit with a health care professional. No information provided in this site may be considered medical advice. The information may not be relevant for your individual situation and may be misinterpreted. HCA assumes no responsibility for how you use information obtained from this site. Before making any decisions regarding your health care, ask your personal physician.

Weight loss support group

Medical City Denton is dedicated to help you throughout your weight loss journey. Our weight loss support group offers patients who have undergone bariatric surgery, or those who are considering it, an opportunity to support one another and ask physicians any questions they may have.

The group meets virtually on the dates below from 6:00pm to 7:00pm. Please email Britny Spencer, or call (940) 384-4547, for information on how to join. Future topics include:

  • Chair Yoga
  • Medical Weight Loss
  • Bariatric Vitamins from A to Zinc
  • Q & A Panel Discussion
  • Cooking Demo
  • Body Contouring (Plastics) Post Bariatrics
  • Healthy Habits over the Holidays
  • The Psychology behind Wt. Maintenance, Motivation, and Staying Consistent
  • Ready, Set, GOAL!- How to Make an Achievable New Year's Resolution
If you are interested in coming to our bariatric support group, please call (940) 800-2565.

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Bariatric surgery at Medical City Healthcare

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.

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