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Considering Bariatric Surgery? Here’s What You Need to Know

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Tired of trying every diet and weight loss program out there, with no luck? Perhaps you’re stuck in a cycle of weight loss and weight regain. Did you know statistics show that after five years, the majority of dieters will regain all the weight they lost, plus about an additional 10 pounds.

It’s time to stop spinning your wheels and start losing weight for good. Genetics and metabolism can make it difficult to lose weight and keep it off, but weight loss surgery can change your body’s response to weight loss, allowing you to finally lose those excess pounds and keep them off.

If weight has been a lifelong battle for you, here are 10 reasons bariatric surgery may be the solution you’ve been waiting for:


  1. Weight loss surgery can help reduce your dependency on medications for health conditions including high blood pressure, diabetes and acid reflux, or GERD.
  2. Losing weight will lower your risk of heart disease, diabetes and certain cancers, among other serious health conditions.
  3. Bariatric surgery can help you sleep better and have more energy throughout the day.
  4. You’ll finally be able to enjoy activities such as comfortably riding amusement park rides, playing sports, hiking and living adventurously without fear of joint pain due to obesity.
  5. Weight loss will help you look and feel great, giving you more confidence and higher self-esteem.
  6. Shop for and fit into the clothes you want to wear.
  7. Enjoy being social again, going out without fear of judgement by others and, if you’re single, maybe even dating!
  8. Weight loss surgery can improve fertility and help you have a healthy pregnancy.
  9. Live a healthier life and be able to see your children and grandchildren grow up.
  10. You’ll no longer be a slave to your body, limited in the things you can do and enjoy due to your weight.


The decision to have weight loss surgery is not one to make lightly. If you’ve been on the fence about bariatric surgery, here are some questions to ask your doctor to help you make the decision.

  • Is weight loss surgery a good option for me? Should I try other weight loss options first?
  • What are the different types of weight loss surgery and what are the pros and cons of each?
  • Which procedure is the best option to help me lose weight and keep it off?
  • How can weight loss surgery help improve or reverse my existing health conditions?
  • What do I need to do to prepare mentally and physically for bariatric surgery?

There is no one-size-fits-all solution to losing weight and regaining your health. Dr. McCarty and his experienced weight loss staff will help you choose the procedure that is best for you.

With over 20 years experience in bariatric surgery, Dr. McCarty is a leader in the DFW Metroplex and across the nation. In 1998, Dr. McCarty created the Baylor Weight Loss Surgery Program and led it to national acclaim. Not only has he helped thousands of people achieve their weight loss goals, he’s also an innovator in weight loss surgery with the development of the McCarty Mini Sleeve. He remains on the forefront of innovative treatment options that are unique to the field of bariatric surgery.

Most importantly, Dr. McCarty and his staff are dedicated and compassionate, placing patient care as their top priority. With Dr. McCarty, you can feel empowered with the tools you need to reclaim control of your life.