Michael Sutker, MD
Bariatric, General & Laparoscopic Surgeon located in Dallas, TX & McKinney, TX
Obesity can increase your risk for developing serious and chronic health conditions. If you’re not able to lose weight on your own, experienced bariatric surgeon Michael Sutker, MD, can determine if you’re a candidate for weight loss surgery. At the offices in Dallas and McKinney, Texas, Dr. Sutker offers minimally invasive bariatric surgeries like gastric bypass and sleeve gastrectomy to protect your long-term health. To find out more about the benefits of bariatric surgery, call the office of Michael Sutker, MD, PA, nearest you or request a consultation through the online booking system today.
Bariatric Surgery Q&A
What is bariatric surgery?
Bariatric surgery is an umbrella term for several types of weight loss surgery, a procedure to help you safely lose large amounts of weight.
During bariatric surgery, Dr. Sutker reduces the capacity of your stomach so you can no longer eat larger meals. The procedure also has an impact on your digestive hormones, particularly ghrelin, to reduce your appetite.
Which bariatric surgery options are available?
To help you lose weight, Dr. Sutker offers many types of minimally invasive weight loss surgery:
A sleeve gastrectomy involves reducing the size of your stomach from a large sac into a thin tube to limit how much you can eat.
Roux-en-Y gastric bypass
The goal of gastric bypass surgery is to reduce your stomach size by creating a smaller pouch to hold food. Your intestines attach to this new stomach pouch to preserve the usual digestion process.
Revisional weight loss surgery
Revision weight loss surgery is a treatment option if you previously had a weight loss surgery, such as a Lap-Band, and are no longer seeing weight loss results.
All bariatric surgeries Dr. Sutker performs require only small incisions to make changes to your stomach. He also relies on the da Vinci® robotic surgical system to operate with a higher level of precision.
Nutritional supplementation after surgery
Procedures that alter your stomach – particularly Roux-en-Y gastric bypass – affect your body's ability to absorb micronutrients as well as calories. Therefore, it's essential to take vitamin supplementation following your bariatric surgery.
You can purchase Bariatric Fusion® and Celebrate® nutritional supplements by calling Dr. Sutker's bariatric coordinator or through an e-store. Medical professionals formulate these specialized supplements to meet the specific dietary needs of those who have had weight loss surgery.
Am I a candidate for bariatric surgery?
Weight loss surgery is typically a last resort treatment option if you need to lose weight but can’t lose enough through diet and exercise.
Dr. Sutker can determine if you’re a candidate for bariatric surgery after a review of your medical history and current health. He generally recommends surgery for those with a body mass index (BMI) over 35.
Bariatric surgery can help you lose large amounts of weight. Surgery also reduces your risk for chronic health complications relating to obesity, such as diabetes, heart disease, and sleep apnea.
In addition to weight considerations, Dr. Sutker also ensures you are willing and able to make the necessary lifestyle changes following surgery to achieve optimal results. These changes include dietary improvements and an increase in physical activity to support your weight loss results.
To find out if you’re a candidate for bariatric surgery, schedule a consultation online or by calling the office of Michael Sutker, MD, PA, nearest you today.
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