Bariatric Surgery

Bariatric Surgery

Bariatric Surgery

The Right Place to Start Your Weight Loss Journey

The Comprehensive Care Center for Weight Loss at Medical City is a Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery Accreditation and Quality Improvement Program Center of Excellence. It offers the most experienced bariatric physicians in Dallas, the full range of surgical options, a life-long commitment to your post-surgical needs and the comfort of having a hospital of specialists standing by should any complications arise.

As a MBSAQIP Accredited Center of Excellence, Medical City has:

  • An Institutional Commitment to Excellence
  • Highest Quality Nursing Care
  • Bariatric-friendly Equipment
  • Experienced, Well-Trained Bariatric Surgeons
  • Designated Medical Director and Surgical Director
  • Consultants and Critical Care Support
  • Patient Support Groups
  • Multidisciplinary Team Approach
  • Lifelong Medical Surveillance

Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery Accreditation and Quality Improvement ProgramMedical City is also a Center of Excellence for Aetna, Blue Cross, Cigna, and Optum Health.

Which Procedures are Available at Medical City?

Our bariatric surgeons at Medical City perform:

Patients Get Great Results

Steve Cotton

Steve Cotton weighed in at 334 pounds before he had bariatric surgery at Medical City Hospital Dallas in October 2011. “It gave me a tool I never had before, and it has allowed me to reverse the aging and weight gain problems,” Steve said.

Read Steve Cotton's Story

Melissa Sillavan

At 33-years-old, Melissa Sillavan was 90 pounds overweight and pre-diabetic with high blood pressure, high cholesterol. The mother of two teenagers was told if she didn’t get her blood pressure under control, she could have a stroke. “I feel better. I have more energy,” Sillavan said. “I’m able to do more things with my kids.”

Read Melissa Sillavan's Story

Are You A Candidate for Bariatric Surgery?

Most insurance companies base their criteria on the following NIH Guidelines:

  • BMI of 40 or greater
  • BMI of 35-40 with significant co-morbidity (such as diabetes, hypertension, obstructive sleep apnea, etc.)
  • Documented dietary attempts ineffective

For More Information

Call Heather Hunt, Bariatric Coordinator at 972-566-6749. Or you may email

Will Your Insurance Cover Bariatric Surgery?

  • Insurance benefits and criteria for weight loss surgery vary greatly by plan and by employer.  Medical City’s Financial Advisors would be happy to discuss your specific case with you.  To reach one of them, call 972-566-6328 between 8 a.m. and 4:30 p.m., Monday through Friday, or visit Medical City’s Admission Office located in Building A on the first floor.
  • Insurance Information
  • Other Financial Considerations:  Self-Pay Pricing