Weight Loss Surgery Considerations
What You Need to Know About Bariatric Weight Loss Surgery Options
Carrying extra weight can take a toll on your physical and mental health, leading you to feeling tired and wanting to withdraw from aspects of your life. You may begin to stop spending time with friends and family and feel burned out at work
Are you dedicated to making a change? If you are reading this page, you likely want to lose weight, but are not sure what procedure will give you safe, effective, long-lasting results. Making a long-term change to reduce your weight comes with tremendous benefits, including extending your life and amplifying your self-confidence and happiness.
Inspire Bariatrics would like to come alongside you and partner with you to help you meet your goals. Schedule your appointment to get on the right path to weight loss and a happier, healthier future.Schedule an Appointment
Don’t Let Anything Slow You Down. Weight Loss Surgery Procedures
When choosing a weight loss procedure, there is a lot to consider, from healing time to benefits to potential risks. You and Dr. McCalman will work together to come up with the right treatment plan, and execute that plan to accomplish your weight loss goals.
Before Weight Loss Surgery: Pre-Surgery Expectations
There are many weight loss options available, and people qualified and willing to help you during your weight loss journey. In our experience, lasting weight loss aided by bariatric surgery takes a team effort.
A weight loss surgery is just one piece of the puzzle. You will likely have meetings and build a relationship with one or more of the following while seeking to lose weight with bariatric surgery:
- The Inspire Bariatrics Team
- Bariatric (weight loss) surgeon
- Your Primary Care Physician (PCP)
- Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC)
- Bariatric support group
- Internist (internal medicine physician)
During our pre-surgery consultation, you will meet with a doctor to discuss your goals, current health, and available weight loss options.
Although bariatric surgery helps stimulate weight loss, you will be encouraged to begin making positive dietary changes before surgery to lower the risk of complications and improve your chances of long-term success.
Non-Surgical Weight Loss Options
At Inspire Bariatrics, we understand that surgery is not the answer for everyone. In addition, some patients would benefit from additional help with weight loss prior to or following surgery. For more information on our weight management program.
When seeking to lose weight, there are surgical and non-surgical options for weight loss. It is important to note that even surgical options for weight loss surgery can include minimally invasive options, including da Vinci surgery.
Inspire Bariatrics offers many non-surgical weight loss options as well. These are useful to patients who don’t qualify for bariatric surgery, who are planning bariatric surgery and need to achieve preoperative weight loss, and patients who are post-operative and would benefit from additional help in their weight loss journey. In this way, we offer a multi-disciplinary approach to assist you on your weight loss and better health journey.
We also continue to research new technologies and therapies to bring to you.
- Medication options for weight management.
- Carefully-curated dietary guidance for many different needs.
- Referral to a licensed nutritionist.
- Support groups.
- Referral to a licensed professional counselor offering a specialized approach to patients struggling with weight gain, food addiction, or food anxiety.
- And More!
Before considering a non-surgical weight loss device, consult with your doctor about the risks and potential benefits compared to bariatric (weight loss) surgery.
Weight Loss Surgery Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)
What is the cost for weight loss surgery?
The cost of bariatric (weight loss) surgery may be different based on the type of procedure you receive and your chosen provider. The cost of weight loss surgeries range depending on insurance plans and coverage. Gastric bypass surgery being the most expensive and gastric sleeve and lap-band surgery being on the lower end of that range.
Am I a candidate for weight loss surgery? What are weight loss surgery requirements?
Most forms of weight loss surgery require a minimum BMI (Body Mass Index) number. The minimum BMI needed for weight loss surgery varies depending on the chosen weight loss surgery, procedure, insurance requirements, and provider. General requirements include reaching a BMI number of 30 or higher. Patients with type 2 diabetes, sleep apnea, hypercholesterolemia, or high blood pressure may have a higher probability of qualifying for bariatric surgery. Patients with a BMI of greater than 40 may also qualify for bariatric surgery with no “co-morbidities” or illnesses. Patients with a BMI of 30-34.9 may also benefit from bariatric surgery, but most insurances do not cover it in this case.
What are the types of weight loss surgery?
What can you expect after bariatric surgery?
Recovery times are different for each type of weight loss surgery. Dr. McCalman will discuss recovery time in detail with you at your appointment.
How much weight can you lose with bariatric surgery?
The type of surgery and your commitment to developing beneficial habits will impact your results. By making long-lasting changes, losing 45-120 pounds or more after a bariatric surgery is entirely possible! How much to lose depends on where you started, what surgery you decided on, and how much you are able to work with that surgery to lose weight. Many patients lose well beyond their initial goal!
Consider Bariatric Weight Loss Surgery from Inspire Bariatrics and Dr. McCalman in McKinney, Texas
Has weight loss been on your mind for years? Consider a safe, long-lasting change to your weight with bariatric surgery.
Before scheduling your appointment with Dr. McCalman, it’s important to know that achieving long-term results from weight loss surgery requires commitment. No surgery is permanent if healthy habits are not developed and maintained. If you are committed to your health and making lasting changes, weight loss surgery can help you achieve lasting results, helping you to meet your goals and live a healthy life.
Inspire Bariatrics specializes in the most advanced weight loss procedures. As new procedures for weight loss develop, Inspire Bariatrics and Dr. McCalman consider the risks, benefits, and technology to add to our services. While many clients seek fast weight loss, Dr. McCalman takes a safe, effective approach, providing weight loss procedures that will improve your health.