Dr. Dirk is a Dallas bariatric surgeon with over 20 years experience in the art and science of surgery. He has performed over 4,000 weight loss operations like the LAP-BAND, Gastric Bypass (Roux-Y) and the Vertical Sleeve Gastrectomy, including re-doing prior weight loss operations. In 2005 he helped establish one of the first Centers of Excellence in weight loss surgery in Texas. He then set up a second center of excellence in Cincinnati, Ohio in 2007.
He has extensive experience not only in the field of weight loss surgery but also in the fields of general surgery, trauma surgery, vascular surgery and laparoscopic hernia surgery. His Laparoscopic Groin Hernia technique is a great alternative to painful open hernia surgery on the groin or the abdomen and many of his patients are back to work in days instead of weeks.
Dr. Dirk also performs the new and highly publicized Single Incision Laparoscopic Surgery (SILS), where the operation is done through one small incision on the patients’ belly. He’s done this for LAP-BAND®, Sleeve Gastrectomy and gallbladder surgery. This is a great option for those patients who want absolutely minimal scarring and shorter recovery time from surgery!
He has been recognized as one of Dallas Best Doctors in 2005 and 2006.
Dr. Dirk is a former military surgeon and decorated flight officer of the United States Air Force. He is a nationally recognized leader in surgery. He serves as a consultant to various companies that create and advance technologies used in laparoscopic operations. Dr. Dirks commitment to patient success and the advancement of minimally invasive and obesity surgery is obvious.
He runs a busy private practice, makes the time to write scientific articles in surgery and teaches advanced surgery techniques to countless surgeons in the United States and all over the world (Spain, Brazil, Australia, and Puerto Rico).
Dr. Dirks’ program combines education about obesity, nutrition and exercise programs to help his patients succeed in improving and regaining their health. Dr. Dirk cares deeply for his patients; he makes sure they get the care they deserve.
Dr. Dirk is a dedicated bariatric and minimally invasive surgeon who will help you succeed in losing weight and regain your health.