Bariatric Surgery
Want to lose weight?

The purpose of a bariatric surgery is to facilitate your weight loss and improve your health and the quality of your life. Although most weight loss surgeries have positive outcomes, there are times when the procedure has to be reversed due to complications, calling for revision weight loss surgery. Dr. Kukreja at Minimally Invasive Surgery Associates has performed numerous revisional bariatric operations, for a variety of reasons.

Benefits of sustained weight loss through
Bariatric Surgery

IMPROVED DIABETES 

Our patients see a 60-80% improvement in their diabetes, often within hours of the operation. This is not related to weight loss, but the hormonal changes after bariatric surgery. 70% will see a complete cure in their diabetes with bariatric surgery.

RELIEF OF DEPRESSION & JOINT PAIN

For each pound lost, each knee is offloaded of 4 pounds of stress. Additionally, in patients who do require knee or hip replacement in the future, bariatric surgery will help them to recover quicker and better from those operations.

ELIMINATE OBSTRUCTIVE SLEEP APNEA
At least 50% of our patients see a complete cure in their sleep apnea in the first year after surgery, virtually all patients will see a notable improvement.
ALLEVIATE OTHER MEDICAL CONDITIONS
No organ system is untouched from the adverse consequences of obesity. Improvements in cardiovascular, mental, and social health are all to be expected after bariatric surgery.
Some Of Our Patients Stories

Bariatric Surgery, in their words

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  • "Dr. Kukreja saved my life! His staff is amazing and so helpful! I feel like part of a family not just a patient. I would recommend anyone looking to change their life stop in and talk to the best!!!"

    JodyAnn Henaman

  • "I can't say enough about how wonderful I feel now! Thank you for helping me change my life and helping me stay healthy for my baby girl!"

    Michael Puckett

  • "I went from a wheelchair to going fishing, from barely functional to completely mobile, and from missing out on life to living life to it's fullest. Thank you to Dr. Kukreja and all his associates who helped me take my life back. 612 to 266!!!! On my way to 200!!!"

    Joseph Henry

Frequently Asked Questions
HOW IS RECOVERY AFTER BARIATRIC SURGERY?

Most patients spend 1 night in the hospital, occasionally 2. Pain lasts a few days and around 90% of patients never need narcotic pain medication.

ARE THERE AGE CUTOFFS FOR BARIATRIC SURGERY?

There is no hard age cut off. We operate as young as 18, but we certainly need to make sure people are healthy enough for surgery as they get older.

WHAT SHOULD PEOPLE LOOK FOR IN A BARIATRIC SURGEON?
Experience is everything. The surgeon should be able to offer a wide range of procedures and recommend what is best for you and your long-term goals.
HOW MUCH WEIGHT DO PEOPLE LOSE WITH BARIATRIC SURGERY?

Most patients will lose 60-80% of their excess weight with surgery. The translates to 100-200 pounds for most of our patients. We’ve seen up to 400 lbs. of weight loss before.

WHAT ARE THE RISKS OF BARIATRIC SURGERY?

Surgery is incredibly low risk as we ensure that our patients are healthy enough for an operation. In general, the risks of the procedure depend on the type of the operation and the specific patient. Vitamin deficiencies are rare.

WHAT WILL LIFE BE LIKE AFTER BARIATRIC SURGERY?
Virtually all long-term studies show improved quality of life after surgery. Without diabetes, high blood pressure, sleep apnea, or joint pain, who wouldn’t be better able to enjoy their lives after surgery?
Contact Us

Sachin S. Kukreja, MD FACS FASMBS
Minimally Invasive Surgical Associates
1411 N. Beckley Avenue
Pavilion 3, Suite 454
Dallas, TX 75203

Tel : 469-620-0222
Text : 469-620-8055
Fax : 469-620-0223
E-mail : [email protected]

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