Frequently Asked Questions About Bariatric Surgery

What types of weight loss surgeries does Dr. Dirk offer?

Dr. Dirk performs a multitude of surgical weight loss procedures that can help you look and feel better.

Some of the major obesity procedures offered include:

Is weight loss surgery right for me?

Bariatric surgery is not right for everyone. Weight loss surgery is ideal for a patient who:

  • Has a BMI of at least 40
  • Obesity is causing serious negative health conditions
  • Has tried, unsuccessfully to lose weight through diet and exercise
  • Is committed to adhering to a strict diet after surgery

Dr. Dirk is committed to helping Uncover the Real You. Don’t delay, set up a weight loss consultation with Dr. Dirk to start looking and feeling better.

What areas does Dr. Dirk serve?

Dr. Dirk proudly serves the Dallas-Fort Worth area through three surgical centers in Dallas TX and Palestine TX. If you are located in Dallas or any of the surrounding areas, find out how Dr. Dirk can help you.

Are there side effects of weight loss surgery?

Dr. Dirk is committed to his patients, before and after weight loss surgery. There can be some side effects as a result of bariatric surgery that Dr. Dirk can help alleviate, including:

  • Dehydration
  • Gallstones
  • Indigestion
  • Intolerance to certain foods and beverages

Most of a patient’s intolerance to certain food is a result of their stomach no longer being able to digest excess amounts of fat. This prevents overconsumption of food, helping patients lose weight.

Adhering to the strict diet provided by Dr. Dirk is vital to getting the most out of your weight loss surgery. Learn about life after surgery here.

How much does weight loss surgery cost?

The price of weight loss surgery varies, depending on the specific procedure that is being offered.

Dr. Dirk’s obesity surgeries are priced as follows:

  • Band: Starting at $9,500
  • Band Fill: Starting at $100
  • Sleeve: Starting at $10,900
  • Bypass: Starting at $15,300

For procedures that aren’t covered by insurance, you may be able to take advantage of payment plans offered by surgical credit agencies. For more information, click here.

You can learn more about the cash prices for Dr. Dirk’s weight loss surgeries here.

How fast will I lose weight after an obesity surgery?

Following surgery, you will immediately begin to look and feel better. Losing weight will provide immediate relief from the negative health conditions and after a very short recovery time, you will be back to work and enjoying time with your family in a way you haven’t in a long time.

Will I keep the weight off after weight loss surgery?

Keeping the weight off after weight loss surgery is important and Dr. Dirk is committed to helping you do so. Adhering to the strict diet and nutritional stipulations that Dr. Dirk prescribes to you are vital for a patient to keep the weight off and feel great following surgery. Learn more about life after surgery here.

How long do I have to wait after the procedure before I can return to work?

Recovery after weight loss surgery does not take long. Most patients return to work in just a few days and see a completely return to a normal life just a few days after that. Since most of the bariatric procedures are performed laparoscopically, the minimally invasive surgery will get you back on your feet in a very short amount of time.

How do I get started?

Uncover the real you! Here’s how you can get started today: