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What does your BMI mean?
- = <20
- Normal Weight
- = 20-25
- = 25-30
- = 30-40
- Morbidly Obese
- = 40 +
Compassion and Encouragement to Our Patients
Bariatric Surgery Program Dallas
Located in Carrollton, North Texas Bariatric is a bariatric surgery program focused on helping Dallas, Plano, Lewisville, and local residents who suffer from morbid obesity. Dr. Frank Veninga and his caring staff are committed to improving the health and well-being of patients who, due to various reasons, are unable to lose weight. In our bariatric surgery program, Dr. Veninga uses Gastric Sleeve, the advanced REALIZE™ Band to help patients lose substantial weight — permanently. These Bariatric procedures empower our patients to take control of their lifestyle so that they can enjoy better health and take part in the many activities that add so much pleasure to everyday living.
Helping Our Patients Understand Bariatric Surgery
Dr. Frank Veninga and his staff are dedicated to ensuring that patients are fully informed about every aspect of their treatment. On our website, we have included a FAQs page, a Patient Information page, and a Patient Tips page for better understanding of our procedures. When you visit North Texas Bariatric, Dr. Veninga and his staff will take all the time necessary to provide you with complete information and answer all of your questions. Information is power. We want you to be as informed of the benefits and obligations of these procedures as possible to empower you to reach your best result.
Are You a Candidate?
Body mass index (BMI) is the relationship of a person's height and weight. Candidates for obesity treatment at our bariatric surgery program include Dallas, Plano, and Lewisville residents who have a BMI greater than 40 or are 100 pounds (45kg) above their ideal weight. Individuals who have a BMI of 35 to 40 may also be eligible if they have one of five co-morbidities.
Use our BMI Calculator to determine if you may be eligible for the LAP-BAND® System. If you or a loved one's BMI is 35 or above, contact North Texas Bariatric to learn more about how we can help.
Meet Dr. Veninga
Dr. Frank Veninga is a native of Dallas, Texas who has dedicated himself to helping patients overcome the diseases and social stigma related to obesity. Our board-certified surgeon has advanced training and specializes in abdominal surgery. Dr. Veninga practices state-of-the-art bariatric surgery at the Baylor Medical Center in Carrollton. Dr. Veninga and BMC have been designated by the Surgical Review Corporation / American Society of Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery as a Bariatric Surgery Center of Excellence. He also practices at the Prestonwood Surgery Center, Forest Park Medical Center, and the Presbyterian Hospital of Plano. In recognition of his standing in the medical community, D Magazine named Dr. Veninga as one of "The Best Doctors in Dallas 2007" in bariatric surgery after conducting a poll of area physicians. As a bariatric surgery specialist, Dr. Veninga provides Dallas, Plano, Lewisville, and North Texas expert, compassionate care and encouraging support so that his patients can, as much as possible, achieve their weight-loss goals. You can read about the accomplishments of some of Dr. Veninga's patients on our Testimonials page.
North Texas Bariatric - Helping People Like You
Dr. Veninga performs bariatric surgery and other abdominal surgeries to help people like you achieve good health and improve their quality of life. We at North Texas Bariatric invite you to schedule a private consultation with our highly skilled surgeon or attend our free monthly support group or our free monthly seminar to discuss your options for treatment. Let Dr. Veninga and his professional staff provide you warm, personal, supportive care. Our bariatric surgery program welcomes residents of Dallas, Plano, Lewisville, and all surrounding communities.