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Meet Our Surgeons

Dr. Christopher Bell

Christopher L. Bell, MD
7777 Forest Lane, Suite A-214
Dallas, TX 75230
972-566-7860
Types of bariatric surgery: Lap-Band, Lap. Gastric Sleeve

Dr. Christopher Bell, MD is a general surgeon who specializes in gastrointestinal and endocrine surgery, as well as emergency general surgery. He is fellowship-trained in Minimally Invasive and Bariatric Surgery and devotes a part of his practice to weight loss surgery. He is a fellow of the American College of Surgeons and is a member of the American Society of Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery.

Dr. Nirmal Jayaseelan

Nirmal S. Jayaseelan, MD
11970 N. Central Expwy., Suite 670
Dallas, TX 75230
972-331-1111
Types of bariatric surgery: Lap-Band, Gastric Bypass, Gastric Sleeve

Dr. Nirmal Jayaseelan received his medical degree from Texas Tech University Health Science Center where he obtained Honors in Surgical Research for a study on shock under Dr. Tom Shires. He completed his General Surgery Residency at Oregon Health Sciences University. Dr. Jayaseelan is one of the most experienced bariatric surgeons in the nation. He has performed more than 6,000 weight loss operations and has been voted by his peers as the best bariatric surgeon in Dallas 8 years in a row.

Dr. Jeff Henke

Jeffrey W. Henke
WLS Surgical Associates
7777 Forest Lane, Suite C- 400
Dallas, TX 75230
972-566-3900
Types of bariatric surgery: Lap-Band, Lap. Gastric Sleeve, Lap. Gastric Bypass & Revisions

Dr. Jeff Henke has been practicing at Medical City since 2012 when he joined WLS Surgical Associates. He has extensive experience in Bariatric and Minimally Invasive Surgery. He is active within the American College of Surgeons, the American Society for Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery, and the Texas Association for Bariatric Surgery. He is proud to offer a supportive and individualized approach to weight loss surgery for his patients.

Dr. Victor Gonzalez

Victor Gonzalez, MD
Center for Obesity Surgery
7777 Forest Lane, Suite C-670
Dallas, TX 75230
972-566-7810
Types of bariatric surgery: Lap-Band, Gastric Bypass, Gastric Sleeve, Revisions, StomaphyX

Dr. Victor Gonzalez is a respected surgeon with the Center for Obesity Surgery Dallas where he performs a full spectrum of procedures, including the Roux-en-Y gastric bypass, adjustable gastric band (Lap-Band) and the vertical sleeve gastrectomy, which can all be performed laparoscopically. Dr. Gonzalez is fellowship-trained, board certified in general surgery, and a Diplomate of the American Board of Surgery. He is a Fellow of the American College of Surgeons, a member of the American Society for Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery, the American College of Surgeons, and the Society of American Gastrointestinal Endoscopic Surgeons. Dr. Gonzalez and his experienced staff are dedicated to improving the lives of their patients with advanced surgical procedures, education, and ongoing support for their lifelong journey to achieve their optimum weight. His expert team provides excellent treatment and cutting-edge technology in a supportive, compassionate environment. 

Lawrence S. Barzune, MD

Dr. Lawrence S. Barzune, Medical Director for the Medical City Dallas Hospital Bariatric Program, is a retired General and Bariatric Surgeon with  more than 44 years of medical experience and more than 34 years of bariatric surgery experience. Dr. Barzune is a member of the American Society for Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery and the Texas Association of Bariatric Surgery.

Dr. Gregory Barnes

Gregory Barnes, MD
Barnes Bariatric Surgical Solutions
7616 LBJ Fwy., Suite 670
Dallas, TX 75251
214-506-2660
817-271-4310
Types of bariatric surgery: Lap-Band, Lap. Gastric Bypass, Lap. Gastric Sleeve, Revisions, Scleratherapy

Dr. Gregory Barnes chose bariatric surgery as his specialty after witnessing the incredible difference it made in the lives of his patients. He believes that, for some, the surgery literally saves their lives! Dr. Barnes enjoys being a part of his patient’s journey and witnessing their healthy transformation. Dr. Barnes is a Texas native who has been doing bariatric and general surgery for over 9 years. 

Dr. Louis Fox

Louis Fox, MD
Fox Bariatric Center
7777 Forest Lane, Suite C-865
Dallas, TX 75230
972-566-4560
Types of bariatric surgery: Lap-Band, Lap. Gastric Sleeve

Dr. Louis Fox has maintained a busy practice in the North Dallas area since 1981. Born and raised in Baltimore, Maryland, Dr. Fox obtained his undergraduate and medical degrees at the University of Maryland. He finished his general surgery residency at the Wayne State University/Detroit General Hospital in 1980, followed by a fellowship in peripheral vascular surgery at Baylor University Medical Center in Dallas. Subsequently trained in bariatric surgery, Dr. Fox limits his weight loss surgery to both the Laparoscopic Sleeve Gastrectomy (Gastric Sleeve) & Laparoscopic Adjustable Gastric Band, otherwise known as the LapBand®.

Dr. Preeti Malladi

Preeti Malladi, MD
Minimally Invasive General and Bariatric Surgery
221 W. Colorado Blvd., Suite 532
Dallas, TX 75208
4100 W. 15th Street, Suite 216
Plano, TX 75093
214-242-9737
Types of bariatric surgery: Lap Band, Lap Gastric Sleeve, Lap Gastric Bypass, Revisions

Dr. Preeti Malladi is a highly experienced, board-certified, fellowship trained minimally invasive bariatric and general surgeon. Her relentless pursuit of excellence is evidenced in her education, training and outstanding patient outcomes. A native of Richardson, Texas and valedictorian of JJ Pearce high school, she obtained her electrical engineering degree from Stanford University as a Presidential scholar. After graduating first in her M.D. class at UT Southwestern Medical School and receiving the prestigious Ho Din award, she completed her seven-year academic general surgery residency at UCLA. She went on to pursue a fellowship in Minimally Invasive Surgery from Northwestern University where she honed her skills in advanced laparoscopic, single-incision, and scarless surgery. She has received the Patient’s Choice Award and Compassionate Doctor Award, she and has been named a Texas Rising Star and Best Doctor by D Magazine.