Is Dr. Dirk’s Executive Express Program Right For You?

Executive Express ProgramIf you’re considering undergoing weight loss surgery to improve your health and your life, you’ll need to choose the operation that will balance the demands of your busy life and what’s best for your health. Dr. Dirk has a lot of bariatric surgery experience helping patients find the surgery that will help them live their best healthy lives with little interruption to their work schedule, and he’s tailored an easy-to-follow program to meet each patient’s personal needs.

Dr. Dirk’s Executive Express Program, one of the few of its kind in the industry, allows on-the-go professionals to have weight loss surgery without disrupting their daily lives. As a busy surgeon with over 10,000 weight loss operations under his belt, Dr. Dirk understands the pressure to get back to work after surgery, which why he was inspired to develop the Executive Express Program. He wants to help you change your life without the need to spend countless days in a hospital or to lose precious work time, sick leave or vacation time.

The Executive Express Program can have patients back to work in less than a week—and some patients may be back at work only three days after surgery. If you’ve been thinking about weight loss surgery, ask yourself these three questions.

1. Do you need to keep up with a younger, healthier workforce?

If you work in a demanding industry like sales or consulting, keeping up with the new batch of college grads that joins the workforce every year can be really tough, especially if you’re struggling with your weight. Our Executive Express Program can help you get into the best shape of your life, and you won’t have to take off too much time from your busy work schedule to have life-changing surgery.

2. Are you a busy professional for whom extended downtime just isn’t a possibility?

Most people think that bariatric surgery is something that keeps a patient in recovery for months. With Dr. Dirk’s Executive Express Program, you could potentially be back to work in three or four days. Imagine having surgery on a Thursday or Friday and being back to work on Monday. Dr. Dirk also offers bariatric surgery procedure consultations via Skype or other virtual conferencing software, meaning that he can keep tabs on your progress while you’re still out closing deals.

3. Are you ready to change your health, your life and your professional opportunities?

Only qualified patients are accepted into Dr. Dirk’s Executive Express Program. Busy C-suite executives, managers, business owners and anyone who wants to portray an appearance of health, vigor and youth and are ready to make a monumental change in their physical health are admitted into this exclusive program. Dr. Dirk will tailor his approach directly to the demands of your schedule and lifestyle. If you’re not ready to make a big change on the fast track, this program probably isn’t for you.

Dr. Dirk and Nobilis Health Corp offer a variety of weight loss surgery options that can fit any lifestyle, including those among us who are just too busy to commit months and hours to a surgery that their body desperately needs. Different financing plans are available to patients. The Executive Express Program allows busy candidates to access all the health benefits of weight loss surgery without taking a major time hit in their professional lives.

Still have questions about weight loss surgery? Learn more from Dr. Dirk here.

The Rise of Obesity in the Hispanic Population

Hispanic Obesity

The obesity crisis is an epidemic that impacts people of all races, religions, ages and geographical locations, but there are some populations that are at a higher risk of developing this deadly disease. Hispanic and Latino populations in the United States are rapidly becoming the group of Americans hardest hit by obesity.

Data from the Office Of Minority Health suggests that at least 30% of Latinos and Hispanics overall are morbidly obese, and 78% of Mexican-American women are overweight or obese. The same is also true for Hispanic children, who are nearly two times more likely than white children to become obese. Even worse, the data indicates that 81% of Hispanic men surveyed in 2011 were obese or overweight.

Dr. Dirk likes to say that obese folks are both overnourished and undernourished at the same time—they have excess of calories and a deficit of nutrition. In addition to obesity, Latinos and Hispanics are also disproportionately likely to suffer from malnutrition, even if they’re eating an enormous amount of calories each day. The prevalence of fast food and other high-calorie, low-nutrient options is bigger than ever, and Latinos and Hispanics often have to seek out healthy options (of which there are few) at the drive-through on their way home from work.

With obesity levels this staggering, obesity is a growing concern for Hispanics and Latinos who are trying to stay healthy enough to work, raise their families and live happy lives. It can be difficult to work toward a healthy lifestyle when your family is constantly on the go, but it is crucial that Hispanics recognize the importance of eating healthy, exercising, and when necessary, weight loss surgery.

In conjunction with a healthy diet and physical activity, weight loss surgery can treat a range of weight-related conditions, including diabetes. People of Hispanic and Latino descent are at an extremely high risk of developing diabetes, especially Type II diabetes. Factors ranging from poor diet to work stress influence this risk, but weight loss surgery can be extremely successful in treating diabetes.

Dr. Dirk often feels sad that the Hispanic community does not embrace obesity surgery, which can potentially be life-saving. Any fear of surgery should be replaced by the fear of disability from diabetes and high blood pressure—not to mention sleep apnea, acid reflux, high cholesterol, joint pain, back pain and erectile dysfunction. Treating obesity at a younger age gives patients the chance to live a longer, healthier life without the worry and cost of doctor’s visits, medicines and blood tests.

As one of the few bilingual bariatric surgeons in Dallas, Dr. Dirk has a unique understanding of the health needs of the Hispanic community. He’s passionate about working within his own community to help people live their best, healthiest lives possible. If you’re ready to shed the weight and move toward a healthier lifestyle, there’s no one better to ask for help than Dr. Dirk.

If bariatric surgery is the best option for your health, Dr. Dirk can help you build a manageable plan that results in weight loss and, potentially, a longer and happier life. Living better doesn’t mean giving up all the things you love, especially when you’ve got an expert like Dr. Dirk in your corner.

Still have questions about weight loss surgery? Learn more from Dr. Dirk here.

Meet Dr. Dirk Rodriguez

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.

If you’d like to find out more about Dr. Rodriguez and the experienced staff  give us a call today!