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Is Gastric Bypass Surgery Right for Me?

Gastric bypass, also known as a Roux-en-Y procedure, is one of the most effective weight loss surgeries in the country. When performed by a board-certified bariatric bariatric surgeon, the gastric bypass procedure can achieve significant and lasting weight loss to help patients transform their health and life. That said, this surgery is not intended for patients looking to casually lose weight — gastric bypass is meant for men and women who need to dramatically reduce their BMI to address life-threatening […]

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How Much Weight Can I Lose with Bariatric Surgery?

Weight loss surgery can be an invaluable and life-saving treatment for individuals struggling with obesity and morbid obesity. At our Dallas practice, Dr. Hossein Bagshahi performs a wide range of laparoscopic, minimally invasive, and robotic-assisted procedures to help at-risk patients achieve a safer and healthier weight. While the exact amount of weight loss possible depends on the type of procedure performed and your commitment to maintaining a healthier lifestyle, our team has provided a brief primer on the average percentages […]

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Is Robotic Weight Loss Surgery Right for Me?

Robotic weight loss surgery is among the most revolutionary advances in bariatrics, offering a less invasive and more precise approach to performing major weight loss procedures. Using the da Vinci® robot and a laparoscope, our board-certified bariatric surgeon can perform surgery with greater visibility and surgical control than ever before. Adjunctively, this gives patients the benefits of shorter incisions, less downtime, reduced scarring, and a lower risk of complications overall.  While considered safe and effective for many different types of […]

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Will I Have to Take Vitamins and Minerals After Weight Loss Surgery?

There are many life changes to be expected after weight loss surgery, including the need to maintain a proper regimen of supplementary vitamins and minerals. Taking these dietary supplements is required after a gastric bypass, duodenal switch, and other bariatric procedures because these treatments cause patients to eat and absorb less. Not as many nutrients and vitamins are being ingested by the body, creating a risk of nutrient deficiencies that may lead to painful symptoms and health problems if left […]

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How Can Weight Loss Surgery Be Minimally Invasive?

While the journey towards achieving a healthier weight can be difficult, modern techniques have made it possible to perform bariatric surgery with less invasiveness, downtime, and complications than ever before. Dr. Hossein Bagshahi, our fellowship-trained bariatric surgeon, specializes in minimally invasive weight loss surgery and offers a range of options to help Dallas patients find the right procedure for their needs.  In general, minimally invasive surgery is performed using special surgical instruments and a laparoscope, which refers to a lighted […]

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Common Reasons for Weight Loss Revision Surgery

Bariatric surgery has helped countless individuals enjoy a healthier, happier quality of life, but certain cases of weight loss may necessitate more than one bariatric procedure. Failing to achieve your weight loss goals and/or correcting complications that arose from your original procedure are among the most common reasons for revision bariatric surgery. Dr. Hossein Bagshahi, our Dallas-based bariatric surgeon, delves further into why a second weight loss procedure may be necessary after a primary surgery. It’s important to remember that […]

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How Can Weight Loss Surgery Help You Manage Hunger?

Bariatric surgery can help facilitate long-term weight loss in many ways, including by managing hunger and allowing the body to achieve satiety faster than it would without treatment. It’s important to note that weight loss procedures are not for everyone and are typically only successful if patients are willing to commit to permanent lifestyle changes. That said, bariatric options like gastric sleeve surgery can help curb hunger by: Reducing the size of the stomach to limit food intake Decreasing appetite […]

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Duodenal Switch vs. Gastric Bypass Surgery

Considered among the top weight loss surgery options available, duodenal switch surgery and gastric bypass can be very effective for the right patients. Both are considered malabsorptive procedures, meaning the amount of calories and nutrients absorbed by the body is restricted. That said, these weight loss options differ in many respects, including how weight loss is achieved and which patients may benefit from surgery. Knowing the similarities and distinctions between each weight loss procedure can be an excellent starting point […]

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Dr. Hossein Bagshahi Offers Gastric Sleeve Plus Duodenal Switch at Fort Worth Practice

Fort Worth Bariatric Surgeon Explains Potential Weight Loss Benefits of Gastric Sleeve with Duodenal Switch Procedure

For obese patients who suffer from metabolic conditions — such as high cholesterol and diabetes — the duodenal switch procedure can be a dynamic treatment option that offers the best defense against their disease, as well as the greatest long-term weight loss compared to other bariatric procedures. Fort Worth, TX — As a board-certified bariatric surgeon fellowship-trained in minimally invasive techniques, Dr. Hossein Bagshahi is able to offer patients from Fort Worth and out-of-town a myriad of weight loss options. […]

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How Can da Vinci® Robotic-Assisted Surgery Benefit My Weight Loss Procedure?

Robotic-assisted surgery refers to procedures incorporating the da Vinci® robot — a sophisticated system that uses computer-guided, surgeon-controlled robotic arms to perform complex steps of an operation. In the past, surgeons often had to complete meticulous procedures while contending with the limitations of both the human wrist and long, inflexible surgical instruments. The da Vinci® system greatly reduces (or even eliminates) these constraints by allowing a surgeon to perform complex maneuvers at a chairside console, which then translates their movements […]

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