Medical City McKinney now offers patients seeking weight loss treatment bariatric surgical options, including gastric bypass and gastric sleeve procedures.

Bariatric surgery can offer hope to patients who have been unsuccessful in reaching their weight loss goals through traditional methods such as diet and exercise. Obesity surgery provides a jumpstart to lose weight successfully and improve lifestyle habits for those who qualify.

“Our experts are pleased to provide life-changing bariatric surgery in our own community, which previously required travel to other areas of North Texas to receive,” said Ernest C. Lynch, III, CEO of Medical City McKinney. “Our bariatric program is another reason we are the destination of choice for healthcare excellence in McKinney and the surrounding area.”

Obesity increases the risks of illness and death because of conditions commonly associated with it, including diabetes, hypertension and cardiovascular disease among other health risks. Metabolic and bariatric surgical procedures have proven to be effective in the reduction of conditions related to severe obesity.

Medical City McKinney is a 260-bed, acute care hospital that offers comprehensive services including a Level III trauma center, cardiovascular, neurological services, general surgery, orthopedics, women’s services, a neonatal intensive care unit and behavioral health services. Medical City McKinney is a primary stroke and a stroke rehabilitation center. Medical City ER Stonebridge, located at Custer and Hwy 380, is Medical City McKinney’s off-campus emergency room. Medical City McKinney is part of Medical City Healthcare. For more information: www.medicalcitymckinney.com. Follow us on Facebook and Twitter.