One of the most common concerns among individuals considering any type of surgical procedure involves the anesthesia that will be utilized during treatment. In fact, many patients are more worried about general anesthesia (the type that renders one fully unconscious during surgery) than about the surgery itself. The surgeons at the DFW Bariatric Institute understand these concerns and take the utmost precautions with every aspect of your care.
Our bariatric surgery team works exclusively with Dr. Dave Johnson, a board-certified anesthesiologist, for all of our weight loss surgery procedures. Dr. Johnson is the Head of Anesthesia at DFW Bariatric Institute and specializes in anesthesia for obesity surgery. Dr. Johnson has served as our anesthesiologist on many operations. He and his skilled anesthesia team closely collaborate with our bariatric surgeons, and they are committed to truly getting to know you and understanding any concerns you may have. They will make themselves thoroughly familiar with your medical and surgical history, which will allow them to address any previous issues in order to provide the safest and most comfortable experience possible.
It is very important to us that we staff our surgical procedures with our own, handpicked team of experienced anesthesia providers who have extensive knowledge of bariatric surgery and any associated medical conditions. Rather than depending on outside anesthesia professionals with whom we do not have a long-standing relationship, this approach can work toward ensuring the best possible conditions and safety for your procedure.
For more information, or to schedule a consultation, please contact DFW Bariatric Institute today.