Weight-loss Surgery at TMC

Weight-Loss Surgery at TMC

Obesity — A Matter of Life and Death

More than 12.5 million Americans are severely overweight, a condition that can be a matter of life and death, according to the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. Many people who are seriously overweight have tried diets, medications and professional weight-loss services for years without long-term success. Fortunately weight-loss surgery at Texoma Medical Center can help seriously overweight people get the long-term weight-loss they need when nothing else has worked.

What is weight-loss surgery?

Weight-loss surgery at Texoma Medical Center helps people lose weight by either reducing the size of the stomach with a gastric band (Lap-band®) or through removal of a portion of the stomach (Gastric Sleeve).

There is more to weight-loss surgery than the procedure itself. To be successful, patients must make major changes in their lifestyle and eating habits. For example, following surgery patients must:

  • Restrict the amount and types of food they eat
  • Avoid drinking liquids with meals
  • Stick with a regular exercise program
  • Take vitamin and mineral supplements

Is weight-loss surgery right for me?

Weight-loss surgery may be right for you if:

  • You are over age 18 
  • Your are at least 50 pounds overweight, depending on other health conditions
  • Your Body Mass Index (BMI) is at least 35 with one obesity-related health problem (such as Type 2 diabetes, heart disease, high blood pressure or sleep apnea) or your BMI is greater than 40, with or without related health problems. (Calculate your BMI)
  • You have tried other weight-loss methods without success
  • You are medically stable and physically able to withstand surgery
  • You pass a psychological screening test that helps determine if you are able to comply with postsurgical behavior modifications
  • You complete all required pre-operative testing

Individual results may vary. There are risks associated with any surgical procedure. Talk with your doctor about these risks to find out if bariatric surgery is right for you.

Learn more about the weight-loss surgery options offered at Texoma Medical Center by attending an upcoming seminar.
Weight-loss surgery will change your life in many ways. Prepare for your surgery and life beyond by reading Texoma Medical Center's "New food for a new you."
Learn more about the Weight-loss Surgery Support Group
See the successes of weight-loss surgery patients at TMC.
What you need to know to get ready for your surgery, including your stay in the hospital and after surgery is completed.
The MBSAQIP has fully accredited Texoma Medical Center based on its commitment to provide the highest quality care for its weight-loss surgery patients.
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For more information, contact the Weight-loss Surgery Coordinator at 903-416-4180.

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Meet the
Weight-loss Surgeons
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Obesity Basics:
What Is It? How Is It Treated?

There is an epidemic of obesity in this country, health experts say. But what is obesity? How is it measured? Find out the answers to these questions and others by taking this quiz.

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Adult BMI Calculator

BMI takes into account not just your weight, but also your height to indicate body fat. The goal for most people: a BMI that's over 18 and under 25.

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5016 South US Highway 75
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