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Bariatric Surgery

Anti-obesity drugs are closing the gap between dieting and bariatric surgery

“Eat less, move more” is not a long-term weight management solution. But anti-obesity medications like GLP-1 agonists can change a patient’s relationship with food so they can focus on creating healthy, sustainable habits.

How to treat ‘Ozempic face’ and other effects of significant weight loss

Loose facial skin is a common side effect of significant weight loss, and it’s treatable. Al Aly, M.D., discusses plastic surgery options to tighten skin on the face, neck, and body.

Metabolic reset: Benefits of bariatric surgery beyond weight loss

Bariatric surgery is one of the safest and most effective tools for weight loss. It significantly reduces the risks of chronic health conditions such as Type 2 diabetes and heart disease.

Tackling the dual challenges of AFib and weight wellness

A 10% weight loss can reverse atrial fibrillation. UT Southwestern's program helps patient manage their weight and their AFib.

The art and science of tackling obesity

Treating obesity effectively takes a team approach. Lanese Ogunkua, M.S.N., APRN, is an advanced practice provider at UT Southwestern's Weight Wellness Program and she knows firsthand the art and science required to help patients reverse the effects of obesity.

Bariatric endoscopy offers nonsurgical option for prime weight loss

UT Southwestern’s Endobariatric Program offers a minimally invasive alternative to bariatric surgery for major weight loss. Anna Tavakkoli, M.D., discusses how ESG, endoscopic sleeve gastroplasty, helps patients lose significant weight when traditional lifestyle interventions, like diet and exercise, are ineffective.

Tailoring the dress or suit: The benefits of skin removal surgery after major weight loss

Living with loose, excess skin after bariatric surgery or massive weight loss interferes with self-confidence and quality of life. Dr. Al Aly is one of the pioneers in plastic surgery procedures that have given patients the body shape and look that reflects their new, healthier lifestyle.

Bariatric surgery and pregnancy: Answers to patients' FAQs

Obesity can increase the risk of fertility and pregnancy complications. Discover how weight loss surgery can help both men and women become parents.

Obesity and high blood pressure: How a supplement might break the link

Obesity is one of the main causes of high blood pressure, although the connection has not been well understood. But Philip Shaul, M.D., and colleagues recently discovered that changes in our sugar molecules might be the missing link – and a supplement might help break the link. Learn more.

Robotic bariatric surgery: A new weapon in the fight against obesity

Weight-loss surgery has evolved dramatically in the last 20 years, and now the newest weapon in the fight against obesity is available at UT Southwestern: Robotic bariatric surgery. Learn about the advantages of the new technology from bariatric surgeon and division chief Benjamin Schneider, M.D., in this week’s MedBlog.