Bariatric Surgery

We offer several weight loss surgery options to help your patients manage their weight – and their health.

If you have patients who are struggling with maintaining a healthy BMI, bariatric surgery may be the best and only option. It can be considered an early choice for obese patients who suffer from or are at risk of other comorbidities due to obesity.

The bariatric surgery program at Baylor Scott & White Health has the necessary resources to provide your patients with comprehensive care, including patient education, pre-surgical counseling, advanced surgical options and long-term post-surgical care.

In addition, our multidisciplinary team of specialists can also work together through an electronic medical record (EMR) to manage any comorbid issues your patients may have.


Baylor Scott & White offers several weight loss surgery options:

  • Roux-en-Y gastric bypass (RYGB)
  • Gastric sleeve
  • Gastric banding surgery
  • Biliopancreatic diversion with duodenal switch
  • Revisional surgery for patients who had previous weight loss surgery and:
    • Did not lose enough weight
    • Regained much of the lost weight
    • Experiencing uncomfortable side effects, such as heart burn or abdominal pain

And, because we understand bariatric surgery is only part of the equation, we offer weight loss education classes and groups that offer your patients ongoing support and guidance after bariatric surgery.


Qualifications for bariatric surgery may vary by location, but generally your patients should have a body mass index (BMI) 30 or greater; however, most insurances require a BMI of 35 or greater with a co-morbid condition.

Co-morbid conditions caused by obesity include:

  • Type 2 diabetes
  • High cholesterol
  • Hypertension
  • Heart disease and stroke
  • Hypercholesterolemia
  • Hyperlipidemia
  • Infertility
  • Sleep apnea
  • Asthma
  • Arthritis and joint disease
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Reflux disease and heartburn (GERD)
  • Depression

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