Dallas/Fort Worth Bariatric Surgery
If you are one of the many people in the Dallas/Fort Worth area who have unsuccessfully battled a serious weight problem, the Baylor Scott & White Medical Center – Trophy Club’s Bariatric Program offers hope through a comprehensive surgical weight loss program for qualified patients. At Baylor Scott & White Medical Center – Trophy Club, you have the resources and expertise you need to succeed in losing excess weight along your journey to better health.
Are you a Candidate for Bariatric Surgery?
Most insurance companies base their criteria on the following National Institutes of Health (NIH) Guidelines:
- BMI of 40 or greater
- BMI of 35-40 with significant co-morbidity (one or more chronic conditions that increase your risk for health problems or premature death, such as diabetes, hypertension, obstructive sleep apnea, heart disease, etc.)
- BMI of 30-35 with co-morbidities (in select cases)
- Documented ineffective dietary attempts
What is Body Mass Index (BMI)?
BMI is the standard by which healthcare professionals determine whether a person is overweight or obese. An adult with a BMI of 25-29 is considered overweight. Obesity starts at a BMI of 30, severe obesity starts at 35, and super obesity starts at 40 (see chart below).
Determining Your BMI
Locate your weight on the vertical scale and your height on the horizontal scale on the chart to find your BMI.
There are a variety of bariatric procedures performed by several Dallas/Fort Worth physicians at Baylor Trophy Club, including:
Commitment to Quality
The American College of Surgeons (opens in new tab) accredits Baylor Trophy Club as a Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery Accreditation and Quality Improvement Program (MBSAQIP) Comprehensive Center. Faced with clinical evidence that most experienced weight loss surgery programs have the lowest rates of complications, MBSAQIP was created to:
- Recognize weight loss surgery centers that perform well.
- Help weight loss surgeons continue to improve the quality and safety of the care provided.
For additional information on Bariatric Weight Loss Surgery, please get in touch with Molina Thomas.