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Our Approach

Are you severely overweight? CHRISTUS Trinity Mother Frances’ Bariatric Surgery Center is designed to help you when traditional weight loss methods have been unsuccessful. The center is accredited by the American College of Surgeons Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery Accreditation and Quality Improvement Program so you can be confident you'll receive high-quality care for your weight loss surgery. CHRISTUS Mother Frances Hospital is also the only bariatric surgery center in Tyler designated as a Blue Cross Blue Shield BlueDistinction Center+ for Bariatric Surgery. By offering a variety of weight loss surgery options and full follow-up care after surgery, we’re committed to providing the care you deserve.

How Does Bariatric Surgery Work?

Surgeons first began to recognize the potential for surgical weight loss while performing operations that required the removal of large segments of a patient's stomach and intestine. After the surgery, doctors noticed that in many cases patients were unable to maintain their pre-surgical weight. With further study, surgeons were able to recommend similar modifications that could be safely used to produce weight loss in morbidly obese patients. Over the last decade these procedures have been continually refined in order to improve results and minimize risks. Today's bariatric surgeons have access to a substantial body of clinical data to help them determine which surgeries should be used and why.

Ranked No. 1 in Texas for Medical Excellence and Patient Safety in Bariatric Surgery

Am I a candidate for Bariatric Surgery?

Bariatric Surgery Information Request

Weight Loss Surgery Options

Life After Bariatric Surgery

FAQs

What Causes Morbid Obesity

Gastric Bypass

Patient Education

 

Accreditation

American College of Surgeons Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery Accreditation and Quality Improvement Program. CHRISTUS Mother Frances Hospital is also the only bariatric surgery center in Tyler designated as a Blue Cross Blue Shield BlueDistinction Center+ for Bariatric Surgery.

BlueCross and BlueShield of Texas Blue Distinction Center+

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