Bariatric Surgery

Snow Bariatric Center

Robert Snow, DO, FACOS, FASMBS

Bariatric Surgery located in Fort Worth, TX & Hurst, TX

If you’ve struggled to lose weight with diet and exercise, there’s hope through bariatric surgery. At Snow Bariatric Center in Fort Worth and Hurst, Texas, Texas, leading bariatric surgeon Robert Snow, DO, FACOS, FASMBS performs a range of established and state-of-the-art procedure to help you get started on your weight loss journey. The office is convenient to the Dallas-Fort Worth area. To learn more about bariatric surgery, call or use the online booking tool today.

Bariatric Surgery Q & A

What is bariatric surgery?

 

Bariatric surgery is another name for weight loss surgery. It may be an option if you’re struggling with excess weight and haven’t had success losing weight with diet and exercise alone. If your weight is affecting your health, bariatric surgery can improve and help you manage obesity-related health conditions, including:

  • Type 2 diabetes
  • High cholesterol
  • High blood pressure (hypertension)
  • Sleep apnea
  • Gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD)

Often, bariatric surgery involves reducing the amount of food you can take in. Dr. Snow may change the structure of your stomach, including making it smaller, so you get full more easily. Bariatric surgery may also involve changes to your digestive system so that you absorb fewer calories and gain less weight from the food you do take in.

Who is a good candidate for bariatric surgery?

Several factors determine if bariatric surgery is right for you, including:

Body mass index (BMI)

Dr. Snow may recommend bariatric surgery if you have a BMI of 35 or higher or are more than 100 pounds heavier than your ideal weight.

Health concerns

If you have also experienced a health condition related to your obesity that would improve with weight loss, such as type 2 diabetes or sleep apnea, Dr. Snow may recommend bariatric surgery, even if your BMI is under 40.

Weight loss history

Bariatric surgery isn’t the first line of offense against obesity. However, Dr. Snow may recommend surgery if you’ve unsuccessfully tried losing weight and keeping it off through healthy eating and exercise.  

Dr. Snow knows that each patient is different. If you’re unsure whether bariatric surgery is right for you, schedule a consultation to discuss your options.

 

What kind of results can I expect from bariatric surgery?

Bariatric surgery can help you get dramatic results, including weight loss and an improvement in obesity-related health conditions. However, it’s not a miracle cure. Think of it more as a first step to leading a healthier lifestyle, and if you’re committed, it can be a useful weight loss tool.

Dr. Snow helps you develop a sustainable weight loss program following your surgery, including a healthy diet. It’s important to get enough nutrients, mainly because you won’t be able to eat as much as you could before. Though results vary depending on the procedure and person, complying with bariatric surgery aftercare can lead to:

  • A significant reduction in excess weight (60%-80% in the long-term for most common procedures)
  • Remission of type 2 diabetes
  • Improved cardiovascular health, including lower blood pressure and lower cholesterol
  • Elimination of sleep apnea
  • Relief from joint pain
  • Higher self-esteem

To learn more about bariatric surgery, call Snow Bariatric Center or use the online booking tool.