Bariatric Surgery

When diet, exercise, and other weight-loss methods have failed, many people turn to bariatric surgery to lose weight. It's important to remember that for bariatric surgery to be successful, it will require effort on your part and the help and guidance of an expert team. 

Experts in Weight-Loss Success

As a national referral center for bariatric surgery and revisional bariatric surgery, we offer a full range of bariatric surgery procedures along with support services for pre- and postoperative patients.

How We're Different

Left to right: Leah Tan, P.A, Nancy Puzziferri, M.D., Mark Watson, M.D., Michael Lee, M.D., Daniel Scott, M.D., Anna Smith, P.A., Melanie Hafford, M.D. (not pictured)

We're a trusted, non-profit hospital with no quotas

We have been designated a Bariatric Surgery Center of Excellence by Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery Accreditation and Quality Improvement Program (MBSAQIP)And as a nonprofit hospital, UT Southwestern Medical Center ensures that high-quality patient care meets the community's needs. There are no quotas, and quality is of the utmost importance. Also, academically accredited bariatric centers like ours have been shown to lower complication rates, shorten hospital stays, and save on costs.

We stay current with the latest research

Our bariatric surgeons are involved not only in treating obesity but also studying the causes and preventive measures to truly understand how to achieve success in sustained, long-term weight loss. As a state-of-the-art research institution, we ensure that the latest technologies and advancements will be disclosed and accessible to better your experience.

We treat you like family

Developing a relationship with your bariatric team prior to surgery and continuing that partnership with regular follow-up visits are key to successful and safe weight loss. Bariatric surgery is a lifelong commitment. Your relationship with your bariatric center and surgeon should be a lifelong commitment, as well.

Attend a Bariatric Surgery Information Seminar

Attend one of our free, no-obligation bariatric surgery seminars to meet our team and learn about the procedures we offer. Our bariatric surgeons, dieticians, and other team members will explain each procedure, what you’ll need to do before and after surgery, and answer any questions you may have. To reserve your seat, please complete and submit the sign-up form.