Trinity Bariatric Institute
David C. Dyslin, MD, FACS
Not many junior high students know what they want to do with the rest of their lives. But David Dyslin did. As early as 8th grade, young David knew he wanted to be a surgeon. That certainty was partially due to the inspiration of his best friend’s father, a well-respected local physician. Now, he spends his days extending the lives and improving the life quality of his bariatric patients.
“Bariatric surgery has been a rewarding field for me,” he said. “It enables me to offer men and women the opportunity to lead healthier, fuller, more productive lives. I’m able to empower my patients to take their health into their own hands. Then I’m privileged to see how happy and full their lives can become. Every one of their victories is a victory for my team and me and it’s very rewarding for us.”
Dr. Dyslin says his journey has been unique since he began his surgery training at the time when open surgery was the norm and has been able to participate in the birth and evolution of laparoscopy in general and bariatric surgery. “Then I was able to train and gain experience in robotic surgery,” Dr. Dyslin said. “I feel like exposure to all three has made me a better surgeon.”
Dr. Dyslin advocates a hands-on approach with his patients. “I see all of my bariatric patients myself and am able to walk with them through the whole process,” he said. “The best part of my day is talking with my patients, getting to know them, and being a part of their weight-loss/health-restoring process.” Because each patient—and each weight loss journey—is unique, Dr. Dyslin offers the choice of laparoscopic sleeve gastrectomy, laparoscopic gastric bypass, or conversion of lap band to sleeve or bypass.
Board-certified by the American Board of Surgery, Dr. Dyslin also performs robotic surgery and abdominal wall reconstruction for hernia repair as well as laparoscopic anti-reflux surgery right here in North Texas. He is quick to give credit where credit is due “I couldn’t do what I do without an outstanding bariatric team including my office staff, dietician, licensed counselor, and my OR team,” he said. “They give their best to my patients every day!”
When not on the job, Dr. Dyslin enjoys hiking, gardening, and traveling to see his kids and get caught up on their lives. A firm believer in giving back, he participates in medical mission trips to Haiti and Nicaragua with his church and attends meetings to improve care in resource-limited environments. “These activities always remind me how blessed we are to live in Texas and of our obligation to share our time and talent with those less fortunate.” Dr. Dyslin is now accepting new patients.
“I see all of my bariatric patients myself and am able to walk with them through the whole process,” he said. “The best part of my day is talking with my patients, getting to know them, and being a part of their weight-loss/health-restoring process.”
10840 Texas Health Trail
Fort Worth, Texas 76244