Scott Stowers, DO, FASMBS
Arsalla Islam, MD, FACS
Heath Smith, MD
Obesity not only affects your appearance and lifestyle, it puts you at risk for developing type II diabetes, high blood pressure, obstructive sleep apnea, coronary artery disease, vascular disease, and much more. If you are overweight and ready to improve your health and life, the team of experts at My Bariatric Solutions are here to help. They offer surgical weight loss options as well as the new intragastric balloon therapy. No gimmicks. No yo-yo dieting. Just real results with the tools and resources you need for long-term success.
Weight Loss Surgery Leadership in North Texas
Led by Medical Director Dr. Scott Stowers, along with Texas bariatric surgeons Dr. Arsalla Islam (Dr. Arsalla) and Dr. Heath Smith, My Bariatric Solutions provides cutting-edge surgical weight loss solutions designed to reduce food intake. Their bariatric surgeons offer several minimally invasive, laparoscopic weight loss surgery options: gastric sleeve, LAP-BAND, gastric bypass (Roux-en-Y), and revisional surgery.
My Bariatric Solutions’ multi-disciplinary team also consists of specialists who are experts in the causes and complications of obesity, its treatment, and related issues. They include registered/board-certified nurse practitioners, registered dietitians, an exercise specialist, and multiple psychologists who work to accomplish successful results based on close to 15 years of bariatric surgery experience.
New Noninvasive Balloon Therapy Can Kick-Start Weight Loss
In addition to surgical weight loss, My Bariatric Solutions offers intragastric balloon therapy, which may be an ideal option for people who do not qualify for bariatric weight loss surgery. During the procedure a soft balloon is inserted into the stomach through the mouth using an endoscope (a long, thin, flexible tube with a light and camera attached to it). It is then filled with saline solution to partially fill the stomach, leaving less room for large amounts of food or drink. My Bariatric Solutions combines this intragastric procedure with behavior modification to help overweight patients maintain long-term weight loss.
Meet the My Bariatric Solutions Surgeons
Dr. Scott Stowers, Medical Director
Dr. Stowers is considered one of North Texas’ most trusted bariatric surgeons by his patients. He has served in Wise County for over 24 years. Wise Health System, where he performs his procedures, has been granted accreditation by the Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery Accreditation and Quality Improvement Program (MBSAQIP). Dr. Stowers is certified by the American Board of Surgery. He is an awardee of the ASMBS Certificate of Acknowledgement of Satisfactory Training in Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery for Fellows, and a member of numerous professional organizations including the American Society of Bariatric Surgery.
“Our team strives daily to ensure our patients are happy, motivated, and successful with their weight loss journey. We make our patients’ success our number one priority,” Dr. Stowers says. “It’s a joy to help my patients enjoy all the benefits of weight loss surgery, and it’s especially gratifying when a happy patient refers a family member, friend, or co-worker.”
Dr. Arsalla Islam
Dr. Arsalla is one of DFW’s top bariatric, vascular, and endovascular surgeons. She brings over 10 years of surgical experience from two nationally recognized academic programs: Wake Forest University Baptist Medical Center in North Carolina, and UT Southwestern Medical Center in Dallas. Dr. Arsalla was previously the Director of Bariatrics and the Assistant Program Director for the Bariatric Fellowship program at UT Southwestern Medical Center. She is board-certified in general surgery and ABS board-certified in vascular surgery.
Dedicated to developing a strong relationship with her patients, Dr. Arsalla endeavors to put her patients above everything else. She strives to be accessible 24/7 and supports patients with follow-up care.
“Answering a patient’s call, truly listening to their concerns and issues, and providing answers and guidance—along with little things like helping patients figure out how to incorporate exercise into their daily routine—can make all the difference,” says Dr. Arsalla, who is known for her deeply caring, compassionate nature.
Dr. Heath Smith
Dr. Smith’s multi-faceted expertise includes advanced laparoscopy and bariatric surgery. He grew up in Paradise, Texas, near Decatur, and has known Dr. Scott Stowers since boyhood. He earned an undergraduate degree at Texas A&M in College Station, completed a medical degree at Texas A&M Health Science Center in Round Rock, Texas, and a residency at Virginia Tech Carillion in Roanoke, Virginia, where he was awarded Resident of the Year for his outstanding work, bedside manner, care, and compassion.
Dr. Smith chose to focus on bariatric surgery during his residency because of the significant impact it can make on a patient’s life and overall health.
“Weight loss surgery can reduce and even eliminate many chronic diseases—high blood pressure, high cholesterol, and diabetes —to name only a few. Not only does it help patients change their outward appearance and their self-confidence, it can literally give them a new lease on life,” Dr. Smith says.
Patients Share Their Success
“I’m down 131 pounds and maintaining a healthy BMI. Most importantly, I’ve changed my eating habits. I love the new me! I have no regrets, except that I should have done it sooner!” – Don
“The doctor and staff are the best. Never a question they can’t answer or time they won’t take to put you at ease. Incredible journey from 299 to 176 in 10 months! Off all five daily meds and no more C-PAP! My only regret is I did not have the surgery sooner.” – Deanna
Visit MyBariatricSolutions.com to read more patient success stories.
Start on Your Path to a Happier, Healthier Life Without the Weight
My Bariatric Solutions has helped over 3,000 people with a combined weight loss of over 70,000 lbs. Call (888) 691-2396 today to request a consultation. Visit their website for information and to sign up for a free online seminar. Download My Bariatric Solutions’ free mobile app to track your nutrition, water, vitamins and supplements, participate in a Fitbit challenge, get healthy recipes, request a consultation request, chat with a team member, and more.
Follow-Up Visits Brought to You
My Bariatric Solutions brings aftercare to outlying DFW Metroplex cities and throughout Texas with the first and only Mobile Bariatric Unit. Staffed with a skilled and experienced medical team, follow-up care and adjustments are performed. View the Mobile Unit’s schedule at MyBariatricSolutions.com and on their free mobile app.
- One-on-one consults with your bariatric surgeon, with 24/7 on call post-surgical emergency support
- Five-star patient ratings
- Your very own personal patient advocate
- Same day pre-testing options
- Extensive pre/post education
- Personalized diet and exercise programs
- LAP-BAND/gastric band adjustments with advanced X-Ray technology
- Online support and lifetime aftercare
- Take-over care
- Multiple Center of Excellence designations and accreditations
2014 S. Ben Merritt Drive, Suite A
Decatur, Texas 76234
3100 N. Tarrant Parkway, Suite 100
Fort Worth, Texas 76177
7003 Woodway Drive, Suite 303
Waco, Texas 76712
Toll Free: (888) 691-2396
By Annette Brooks
Photography by Scott Peek Photography