Bariatric surgeons in Fort Worth, Texas

We’re committed to providing you with a positive and supportive experience throughout your weight loss journey.

Our bariatric physicians perform several procedures, ranging from gastric bypass to the gastric sleeve. Our education-based program will give you the tools you need to be successful throughout the entire process and help you with your commitment to long-term health and success.

Types of weight loss surgery we offer

We offer several different bariatric surgery options. The following procedures are typically performed laparoscopically using minimally invasive techniques:

  • Gastric balloon surgery
  • Gastric bypass surgery
  • Gastric sleeve surgery
  • Lap-band surgery
  • Revision surgery

Our bariatric program

Choosing the right weight loss procedure can be a complex decision with various options to consider. While consulting with a dedicated weight loss specialist is the most precise way to determine your ideal approach, at Wise Health Clinics, we strive to empower you with the knowledge needed to make an informed choice. As experienced professionals in the realm of bariatric surgeries, our primary aim is to collaborate with you on a personalized level, guiding you toward the optimal path for your unique journey.

Gastric balloon surgery

The gastric balloon procedure is a breakthrough alternative to weight loss surgery that combines an intragastrical procedure and behavior modification program to help overweight you maintain long-term weight loss. This procedure is an ideal option for those who don't qualify for bariatric weight loss surgeries or cosmetic weight loss procedures.

This procedure involves the temporary insertion of a small silicone balloon into your stomach to create a sensation of fullness and promote conscious portion control. This intragastrical procedure takes just about 45 minutes, and the balloon remains in the stomach for six months without requiring permanent surgical alterations to your digestive tract. The initial weight loss boost from eating less can serve as motivation to establish a sustainable, healthy lifestyle. To achieve long-term weight loss success, it's essential to commit to a full year (12 months) of follow-ups and lifestyle changes.

Gastric bypass surgery

Roux-en-Y gastric bypass surgery is a powerful treatment for morbid obesity. It combines stomach size reduction with caloric absorption inhibition by bypassing a portion of the small intestine. This dual approach makes it a highly effective method for achieving long-lasting weight loss. This surgery gently reduces stomach size and caloric absorption through intestinal rerouting, providing a compassionate and holistic approach to weight loss and improved health.

Gastric sleeve surgery

Gastric sleeve surgery is unique in that it facilitates weight loss by permanently reducing the size of the stomach. It does not require gastric bypass or insertion of a gastric band like other bariatric surgery options. Our bariatric surgeons are experienced in performing sleeve gastrectomy and have helped many patients achieve significant weight loss with this procedure.

This restrictive procedure creates a gastric "sleeve" by vertically stapling the stomach into two sections, reducing capacity while maintaining intestinal integrity. Gastric sleeve surgery offers advantages like a normal digestive system function, minimal nutritional deficiencies, and a wider food variety compared to other surgeries, making it a valuable option for various BMI levels and preoperative preparation.

Lap-Band surgery

Also know as laparoscopic band surgery or adjustable gastric banding, this type of bariatric surgery is a restrictive surgery that is completely reversible and does not require manipulation of the intestinal system. Many individuals have experienced substantial weight loss through adjustable gastric banding, and it's regarded as an effective, minimally-invasive surgical solution for obesity.

Revision surgery

Bariatric revision surgery is a specialized procedure designed to address the needs of individuals who have previously undergone weight loss surgery and may require adjustments or corrections. This surgery is typically considered when patients experience complications, inadequate weight loss, or the return of obesity-related health issues following their initial bariatric procedure. Bariatric revision surgery aims to provide a solution that helps patients achieve their desired weight loss goals and improve their overall health and quality of life.

Candidates for weight loss surgery

The need for weight loss surgery is determined by several factors, including a patient's classification of obesity.

Obesity is determined by body mass index (BMI) as follows:

  • BMI less than 18.5 is considered underweight
  • BMI between 18.5 and 24.9 is considered healthy
  • BMI between 25.0 and 29.9 is considered overweight
  • BMI between 30.0 and 34.9 s considered obese
  • BMI between 35.0 and 39.9 is considered severely obese
  • BMI greater than 40 is considered morbidly obese

Patients may qualify for surgery if they have a BMI of at least 40, or if they have a BMI of at least 35 and also have other significant health issues related to weight, such as high blood pressure or diabetes. Some patients with a BMI as low as 30 are also candidates for a weight loss procedure.

It is also important to note that BMI cannot distinguish between excess fat and muscle. The BMI of an extremely muscular person may be classified as obese, when clearly, he or she is not.

Complete the form below to determine your BMI.

BMI Calculator

Body Mass Index (BMI) is a number calculated from a person's weight and height. BMI provides a reliable indicator of body fatness for most people and is used to screen for weight categories that may lead to health problems.





Your BMI Score is:


underweight: Your BMI indicates that you are underweight.

normal: Congratulations! Your BMI indicates that your weight is in the healthy range. A lifestyle of good food choices and routine exercise will help you with long term weight management.

overweight: Your BMI indicates your weight is in the obese range and can have a significant impact on your health. You are at risk for weight related health conditions. If you have been diagnosed with a health condition related to obesity, then weight-loss surgery could be right for you. To learn more about the surgical procedures for obesity, please contact us for more information, or sign up for a free seminar schedule and registration.

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Life after weight loss surgery

For most persons choosing to undergo a bariatric procedure, their goal is to be a healthy, normal BMI after surgery. The key to long-term success after bariatric surgery is to learn proper diet and exercise habits that will maximize the effects of the surgery and help maintain the weight loss. It is proven that as little as 5-10% excess body weight loss has been proven to make significant improvements in a person’s overall health and wellness.

To be a bariatric surgery success, you need to set your mind frame for the long haul be prepared to exercise daily, make good food choices, and always utilize the support of your bariatric team.

Understanding when to seek medical attention

Understanding the timing for medical attention after bariatric surgery is essential. The initial 72 hours to six weeks post-surgery is a critical period, and patients should be vigilant for specific symptoms including:

  • Abdominal pain
  • High fever
  • Low blood pressure
  • Rapid heart rate
  • Shortness of breath

Although there may be some discomfort when swallowing and some minor nausea and/or vomiting post bariatric surgery, symptoms should improve with time, not worsen. Sudden onset of symptoms or worsening symptoms could indicate a potential serious problem. If you experience any of the above symptoms you should contact your bariatric office or go to the emergency department immediately.

Additional services

Your weight loss journey with us is more than just a visit to our clinic – it is a lifelong relationship. We are committed to making sure you feel supported and connected with resources, so our bariatric program also includes:

  • Advanced equipment
  • Extensive patient education
  • Lifetime support program
  • On-site fitness and aquatic facility
  • Personalized diet and exercise programs

Our physicians will develop a treatment and surgical plan specifically tailored to you, so it will best suit your needs and lifestyle.