BY MELISSA GAUTIER
If the stress of the pandemic still has you overeating and unmotivated, don’t despair. There is hope – Ultimate Bariatrics can help you discover the healthy person you were meant to be and not the one you see in the mirror. With multiple surgical options for effective weight loss, their comprehensive program will guide you through your wellness journey and provide the resources needed for continued success. You’ll be on your path to a healthier lifestyle with a boost of renewed confidence and you will regain control of your life.
Ultimate Bariatrics offers a comprehensive bariatric program, including cutting-edge robotic surgery, endoscopic sleeve, gastric bypass, and duodenal switch. The experienced surgeons and staff provide a personalized success roadmap, including extensive pre and postoperative resources through in-house nutrition counseling and support groups. Three office locations enable the team to serve patients throughout the Metroplex.
The Problem With Obesity
Obesity is a chronic illness in America, known to cause morbid health conditions including high blood pressure, Type II diabetes, sleep apnea, depression, and other health issues. Research shows that more than 42% of Americans are obese. Fortunately, taking control of your eating habits and maintaining a healthy weight and exercise program can help prevent or resolve many health issues as well as extend and improve your quality of life.
A Patient and Surgeon’s Unique Perspective
More than 200,000 Americans have bariatric surgery each year to combat obesity, and Dr. Smith is one of them. “I struggled with my weight for many years,” he explains. “After being amazed at the success of my patients, I underwent bariatric surgery in 2002 and lost 100 pounds. Because of my experience, I offer a unique perspective and can personally relate to my patients’ struggles and experiences. This knowledge has helped me develop one of the most comprehensive bariatric aftercare programs in North Texas. We follow our patients’ progress for years after surgery to ensure they’re maintaining a healthy weight and lifestyle.”
This extensive and thorough program sets Ultimate Bariatrics apart as a top-tier practice. “It’s all about treating the whole person, before, during, and after surgery,” he says.
Pioneers In the Industry
Dr. Smith opened his Ultimate Bariatrics practice to patients in 2004. Dr. Smith and Dr. Snow are pioneers in the field, proudly declaring they were among the first surgeons in Texas to perform the lap-band surgery as well as the intragastric balloons. They have been performing laparoscopic bariatric surgeries ever since and have trained hundreds of surgeons in the lap-band procedure.
“Our team is responsible for thousands of successful bariatric outcomes,” Dr. Smith states. Last year, they performed more than 1,000 surgeries, marking their unparalleled experience in the bariatrics field. “Following your surgeon’s instructions postoperatively, having realistic expectations, and staying active are key ingredients to a patient’s continued success.”
A Remarkable Team of Bariatric Surgeons
Ultimate Bariatrics has a diverse staff of caring and compassionate professionals whose unique skills complement each other. They enjoy serving their patients with the utmost care and integrity while keeping current with the most innovative bariatric technology.
Drs. Smith and Snow work together with fellow board-certified colleagues, Drs. Roberts and Novack. All four of the surgeons are Fellows of the American Society for Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery. Together, the team has more than 50 years of expertise in the bariatric field.
Dr. Roberts completed a residency in general surgery, which included training in vascular surgery, surgical oncology, and advanced laparoscopic/bariatric surgery. Dr. Roberts has witnessed firsthand the damage that obesity-related conditions can have on the body. He worked alongside Dr. Smith in training before becoming a member of the team.
Dr. Novack is a general surgeon with specialty training in minimally invasive, advanced laparoscopic, and bariatric surgery. Dr. Novack’s talent for bariatric surgery stems from his passion for helping people to change their
Your Victories Are Their Victories
Chalea Andrejko, a patient of the practice, says, “The staff at Ultimate Bariatrics offers an experience like none I’ve had before from a medical facility. I genuinely look forward to every follow-up visit I have because the atmosphere is overwhelmingly positive and they treat you like family. From the front desk receptionists to the nurses and surgeons, they all share a wealth of knowledge and expertise that lends to an overall feeling of trust and assurance in the quality of care you’ll be receiving. I’ve never been just a number. From the first visit to the surgery and beyond, your well-being is top priority, and their door is always open should you have questions, needs, or concerns. Your victories are their victories, and that’s why I wouldn’t recommend any other facility than Ultimate Bariatrics for my friends and family looking for a lifestyle change for the better.”
The Ultimate Life
Bariatric surgery is about more than losing weight. It’s about lowering the stress on your body, helping you feel positive about yourself and enthusiastic about life. If you’ve struggled with your weight for years, tried numerous diets that failed, or exercised without seeing long-term results, you’re not alone. Ultimate Bariatrics believes every patient deserves an ultimate life. They welcome the opportunity to hear your story and discuss your weight-loss options for determining the procedure that is best for you.
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