Kennedy Bariatrics

Kennedy Bariatrics SD 3-16 SPOT ROCK_WEB1Kennedy Bariatrics—Dr. Colleen Kennedy—Discuss When It’s Time To Prescribe More Than Just Diet And Exercise

Studies show that genetics play a significant role in obesity. “In fact, at least 50 percent of the cause of obesity involves a genetic component that is inherited,” said bariatric surgeon Dr. Colleen Kennedy of Kennedy Bariatrics. What these findings mean for people struggling with morbid obesity is that diet and exercise alone may never be enough to help them achieve and maintain a healthy weight. But the good news is that a comprehensive bariatric medicine practice that takes a highly-individualized approach with each patient can help. Dr. Colleen Kennedy of Kennedy Bariatrics love nothing more than helping patients find their joy and get their lives back.

Multidisciplinary Approach Helps Patients Achieve Success For A Lifetime

Surgery is just one part of Dr. Kennedy’s bariatric practice, which helps people make a complete lifestyle change through education, nutrition, emotional support and more. “We partner with nurses, dieticians and psychologists to offer our patients and their families the multidisciplinary approach that can empower them to make a change for life,” she said. After all, being overweight is about more than just looks. Many obese people suffer from weight-related ailments including hypertension, diabetes, depression, high cholesterol, arthritis, incontinence, reflux, sleep apnea and the list goes on. “By changing the life of a patient, we change their entire family,” said Dr. Kennedy. “We change the way they approach food and exercise, which positively affects the next generation and the next. We educate the household when we change the food environment, and we empower the entire family to become healthier.”

Bariatric Surgery Has Come A Long Way

Dr. Kennedy began her career in bariatrics when the field was still developing and open bariatric surgery was the only option. She trained under some of the field’s best and brightest pioneers and observed the transition from traditional open to laparoscopic bariatric surgery.

“Today, we are able to offer patients a shorter, much less invasive procedure with minimal recovery time, minimal scarring, minimal pain and far less risk of infection,” she said.

Dr. Kennedy is always following the latest advances in bariatric surgery so that she can add techniques that she believes will help her patients the most.  She has recently added two new procedures to her resources she has to offer her patients: The gastric balloon and the endoscopic revision of previous bariatric procedures.

Kennedy Bariatrics has a patient centered philosophy and is completely dedicated to helping each and every patient reach their individual goals. “Their victories are our victories,” said Dr. Kennedy. Kennedy Bariatrics has three convenient locations in Dallas, Plano and Rockwall. It is a Bariatric Surgery Center of Excellence. Call for a consultation and begin your journey back to health today.

The Kennedy Bariatric Difference

Unlike many surgeons who see their patients for a short time, before, during and after surgery, Colleen Kennedy is able to follow her Kennedy Bariatric patients, often through the rest of their lives. “I watch them get married and have kids,” she said. “I get to know their families and share in their life events. I watch them go from wheelchair-bound to ambulatory. My staff and I celebrate with them as they land the job they’ve always wanted and become able to do things the rest of us take for granted—shop at a regular retail store, fit into an airplane seat, buy a pair of high-heel shoes, sit on a ride at an amusement park with their child or share a porch swing with their spouse. Their victories are our victories.”

Procedures:

  • Gastric Bypass Surgery
  • Gastric Sleeve Weight Loss Surgery
  • Realize Band or Lap Band Surgery
  • Revisional Bariatric Surgery

Coming Soon

  • Endoscopically placed Gastric Balloon pending FDA approval, available for patients with BMI of at least 30
  • Endoscopic Revision of Gastric Bypass

Dr. Colleen Kennedy

THR PRESBYTERIAN  HOSPITAL ROCKWALL

3142 Horizon Road, Suite 202

Rockwall, Texas

BAYLOR DALLAS

3808 Swiss Avenue

Dallas, Texas

BAYLOR PLANO

4708 Alliance Boulevard, Pavilion I, Suite 830

(214) 775-1356

KennedyBariatrics.com

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