About Our Bariatric Surgeons
DFW Bariatric Institute is committed to providing compassionate treatment, excellent results, and comprehensive care. We are proud of what sets our practice apart from others in the Dallas, Fort Worth, and Frisco area. Contact our bariatric surgery practice today to begin on a treatment path that will help you lose weight, gain self-esteem, and improve your overall health and well-being.
In cooperation with DFW Bariatric Institute, we are pleased to welcome the following team of experienced Bariatric surgeons who will be coordinating with our existing patients and established practice.
Adam B. Smith, DO, FACOS
Jay Roberts, DO
Richard Novack, MD, FACS
Folahan Ayoola, MD
Chukwuma Apakama, MD
How To Choose a Qualified Bariatric Surgeon
The entire team at DFW Bariatric Institute is committed to providing compassionate treatment, excellent results, and comprehensive care. We are proud of what sets our practice apart from others in the Dallas, Fort Worth and Frisco areas, and we’re honored that so many patients have chosen us to help them on their weight loss journey. We know that you have options when it comes to choosing a bariatric surgeon. If you are considering weight loss surgery, here are some things to keep in mind while you research bariatric surgeons:
Get a Free Insurance Check
Once you’ve determined that bariatric surgery may be the right path for you, you’ll have several decisions to make regarding your treatment plan. Choosing your surgeon or planning for your procedure can be difficult if you are frustrated by a lack of clarity about what is or isn’t covered by your health insurance plan. Look for a bariatric practice that offers a free insurance check. At DFW Bariatric, our experienced staff will help you navigate insurance to understand your coverage.
Understand Your Options
When considering a bariatric surgeon, research what types of weight loss procedures they offer. Even if you have a specific surgery in mind, a surgeon who is experienced in a wide variety of procedures will be able to take into account your medical history and health goals to ensure that you get the treatment that is best for you. The DFW Bariatric Institute offers a complete range of options, including:
- Gastric Bypass
- Gastric Sleeve
- Gastric Banding
- Duodenal Switch
- Weight Loss Surgery Revision
- Non-Surgical Gastric Balloons, including Orbera® and Obalon
- Medical Weight Loss Treatment
Check If Your Surgeon Is Experienced and a Member of The American Society for Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery (ASMBS)
The credentials and experience of a bariatric surgeon are important factors in patient success. Here are a few things to check before moving forward with a bariatric surgeon:
- License Confirm that your bariatric surgeon is currently licensed to practice medicine by the state.
- Experience Ask how many procedures the surgeon or practice has performed. At DFW Bariatric, we have performed over 8,000 procedures.
- Board Certification Choose a surgeon who has been certified by the American Board of Surgery.
- ASMBS Membership Is your surgeon a member of the American Society for Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery (ASMBS)? ASMBS Surgeons are committed to bariatric excellence and are leaders in the field of weight loss surgery. Most of the surgeons at DFW Bariatric are members of the ASMBS.
About Our Team
The surgeons and qualified medical staff at DFW Bariatric Institute are dedicated to helping people struggling with obesity. We specialize in state-of-the-art, minimally invasive weight loss procedures, and we value patient safety and satisfaction utmost. In addition to standard qualifications, our team goes through rigorous training to become DFW Bariatric Institute Certified. Learn what it means to be DFW Bariatric Institute Certified.
One Appointment Can Change Your Life
If you’re seeking a bariatric surgeon, we would be happy to answer any questions you have about our board-certified ASMBS bariatric surgeons. Contact us today to take the first step toward better health.