Candidates for bariatric surgery in Dallas, Texas

Bariatric surgery can help you make a drastic weight change and alleviate related health conditions. If you are interested in bariatric surgery, the multidisciplinary team at the Bariatric & Metabolic Institute is here to help determine if you are a good candidate for the procedure.

To schedule a consultation with our Bariatric Coordinator at Medical City Dallas, please call (972) 566-6749.

Are you a candidate for weight loss surgery?

The team at the Bariatric & Metabolic Institute uses the following qualifications to determine if you are a candidate for bariatric surgery:

  • BMI of 40 or greater
  • BMI of 35 - 40 with significant comorbidity (one or more chronic conditions that puts you at increased risk for health problems or premature death, such as diabetes, hypertension or heart disease)
  • BMI of 30 - 35 with comorbidities (in select cases)
  • Documented ineffective dietary attempts

BMI Calculator

Body Mass Index (BMI) is a number calculated from a person's weight and height. BMI provides a reliable indicator of body fatness for most people and is used to screen for weight categories that may lead to health problems.





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Insurance coverage for bariatric surgery

Insurance benefits and criteria for weight loss surgery vary by plan and employer. To reach one of our financial advisors to discuss your coverage, call (972) 566-6328 Monday through Friday from 8:00am - 4:30pm, or visit the Admissions Office located in Building A on the first floor of Medical City Dallas. Self-pay pricing is also available upon request by phone or in person.

We recommend viewing the current list of insurance plans we accept as well as checking with your insurance provider to confirm you have an eligible plan.

Bariatric surgery support group

If you are interested in learning more about bariatric surgery, we invite you to attend our free Bariatric Support Group. Physicians will be available to answer any questions you may have about weight loss surgery. We meet on the third Monday of each month from 6:00pm to 8:00pm at the following address:

Building E, Classroom 3
7777 Forest Lane
Dallas, TX 75230

Candidates for bariatric surgery at Medical City Healthcare

Bariatric weight loss surgery is an option for people who have been unsuccessful losing weight through diet and exercise and for individuals suffering from weight-related health problems.

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