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We understand that covering the cost of bariatric procedures can be difficult, which is why we provide our patients with various financing options. Our staff is happy to offer advice on alternate means of financing in the event that your insurance policy does not cover the procedure.
At Bariatrics of Texas, we perform interventional surgery to help treat obesity and reduce the risk of associated health complications. We perform Roux-en-Y gastric bypass surgery and gastric band surgery. We use the most advanced technology to offer the safest, most effective Texas bariatric surgery possible. Every member of our staff is highly trained, and our primary surgeon, Dr. Kenneth Warnock, has years of experience.
The decision to undergo bariatric surgery is not one to be made lightly. We help our patients understand all of their options, including alternatives to surgery, and we always explain the benefits and risks of each procedure. We also do everything possible to prepare patients for the recovery period and lifestyle changes necessary after surgery. We offer online resources and even host monthly support group meetings.
Bariatric surgery can have life-saving effects, but it is only advisable when more traditional measures such as diet, exercise, and lifestyle changes are ineffective. We usually do not recommend bariatric surgery unless a patient is morbidly obese, with a Body Mass Index (BMI) greater than 40 or a BMI greater than 35 and associated health complications. In addition, patients must go through an evaluation to determine whether they are good candidates for bariatric surgery.
After their Amarillo gastric bypass procedures, patients may lose up to 70 percent of their excess body weight within two years. However, patients may also experience issues such as dumping syndrome, which consists of digestive problems and adverse symptoms that occur when patients overeat or consume sugary or fatty foods. Patients must also take vitamin supplements to prevent iron and Vitamin B12 deficiencies.
Gastric band or lap-band surgery presents a reversible alternative to gastric bypass surgery. The lap-band system restricts the size of the stomach and slows the removal of food, helping patients feel fuller longer. During this procedure, Dr. Warnock places a band around the stomach, creating a small pouch at the top. The pouch will initially hold just 1 ounce of food, and Dr. Warnock can adjust the pouch size later by pumping saline into the band to tighten it.