If you are from outside the Dallas, Fort Worth, Frisco, and Arlington, Texas area and are traveling here for weight loss surgery, you can take advantage of an array of options to make your stay as comfortable as possible. Dr. David D. Kim has performed more than 4,500 bariatric surgery procedures and offers comprehensive, affordable treatments. Dr. Kim, Dr. Bridget Holden, and the weight loss treatment team here at our practice customize each of our procedures for our patients’ needs, and that includes making the treatment process as safe and convenient for you as possible. We can begin the process almost as soon as you step off the plane. We can also assist you with recommendations on hotels and transportation while you are here in the DFW area, home to a variety of hotels and shopping areas such as the famous Galleria mall, as well as attractions like Six Flags and national sports teams including the Dallas Cowboys, 2011 National Champions the Dallas Mavericks, and the Texas Rangers.
The Kim Bariatric Institute offers a comprehensive weight loss surgery program from one of the most experienced bariatric surgeons in the North Texas area, and we are dedicated to providing you with the most effective weight loss surgery results possible.
Out-of-town bariatric surgery patients traveling to the Fort Worth, Texas area can contact our practice for more information on how we can help you in planning your trip.
Once You Arrive
If convenient, you can plan to arrive on a Sunday night or a Monday morning and head directly to Forest Park Hospital for pre-operative testing. At the hospital, you can view a patient education video, in addition to receiving a post-operative booklet with more information on what you can expect after your weight loss surgery. Dr. David Kim or Dr. Bridget Holden can meet with you at the hospital and answer any questions you may have. Surgery can be scheduled one day after your arrival.
The Dallas, Frisco, Fort Worth area is one of the largest metropolitan areas in the world and home to many fine hotels, shopping areas, and attractions. Our weight loss surgery practice location is convenient to a variety of relaxing places to stay, including:
- Hyatt – 1 mile away from the hospital
- Double Tree – 5 miles away from the hospital
- Hotel ZaZa (Boutique) – 5 miles away from the hospital
After Your Surgery
The recovery time necessary after your bariatric surgery will depend on the type of procedure you undergo; however, traveling patients should prepare to stay in the area for at least a few days after surgery so that Dr. Kim can evaluate you in follow-up examinations and make sure you are healing properly. Dr. Kim would prefer you rest in the DFW area for one week, but we understand if you need to leave sooner. Even with an extensive vertical sleeve gastrectomy surgery (VSG), Dr. Kim can safely have you on your way back home by the following Saturday.
Contact a Member of Our Bariatric Staff
Every member of our team here at the Kim Bariatric Institute, designated a Bariatric Surgery Center of Excellence® by the American Society for Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery, is committed to helping you through every step of the weight loss surgery process. If you are considering bariatric surgery, please contact our practice today. We will be happy to speak with you about treatment, as well as how we can assist you if you are traveling from out-of-town areas.
Dr. Kim is proud to offer his services to patients traveling from nearby areas. For your convenience, we have provided driving directions from the following locations.