Michael Sutker, MD
Bariatric, General & Laparoscopic Surgeon located in Dallas, TX & McKinney, TX
A body mass index (BMI) over 35 indicates you're morbidly obese and at high risk of developing a potentially life-threatening heart attack or stroke. If you have a high BMI and you're struggling to lose weight, Michael Sutker, MD, can help. At the offices in Dallas and McKinney, Texas, Dr. Sutker performs select weight loss surgeries, including sleeve gastrectomy and gastric bypass. To get expert help with weight loss, call the office of Michael Sutker, MD, PA, nearest you today or book an appointment online.
Weight Loss Q&A
Why is weight loss so important?
Weight loss is critical to good health because obesity is a cause of major health problems, including:
- Hypertension (high blood pressure)
- Heart disease
- Liver disease
- Type 2 diabetes
- Sleep apnea
- Some cancers
Weight loss can be challenging and is something many people struggle with. The healthiest way to lose weight is to make changes to your lifestyle, so you're eating fewer calories and have a better diet, while also exercising more to burn off fat.
However, if you've tried these approaches without success, then there are further interventions that might be suitable for you.
What surgical weight loss options are there?
If you're morbidly obese, you may qualify for weight loss surgery, enabling you to lose a significant amount of weight. Weight loss surgery reduces your stomach's capacity, so you physically can't eat large meals. It can also decrease your appetite by removing a part of your stomach that produces the hunger hormone, ghrelin.
Weight loss surgery options include:
Dr. Sutker reshapes your stomach, so instead of a large sac, it becomes a thin tube.
Roux-en-Y gastric bypass
Dr. Sutker reduces your stomach's size to form a small pouch, then rearranges your intestines and attaches them directly to your new stomach.
Revisional weight loss surgery
Revisional surgeries might be necessary if you've previously undergone a Lap-Band, vertical-banded gastroplasty, or similar procedure. Sleeve gastrectomies and gastric bypass procedures sometimes require revisional surgery, too.
Dr. Sutker typically performs these surgeries using minimally invasive laparoscopic techniques that only require small incisions. To maximize precision and aid recovery, Dr. Sutker has assistance from a state-of-the-art da Vinci® robotic surgical system.
To find out more about your weight loss choices, call the Michael Sutker, MD, PA, office nearest you today or book an appointment online.