With offices in Arlington, Dallas, and Texarkana, Dr. Frenzel is an expert in the field of bariatric surgery. He has performed hundreds of bariatric procedures. He performs all the various bariatric weight loss operations and believes that there is not one operation that is right for everyone. Dr Frenzel is also a referral source for many complicated patients that may need revisional surgery.
The gastric sleeve, also known as laparoscopic sleeve gastrectomy, is a relatively new type of bariatric surgery that is increasing in popularity. It is an excellent weight loss operation and rivals the gastric bypass for weight lost without some of the possible complications of the gastric bypass. This procedure can be performed as a single operation or (in super obese patients) it can serve as a first-stage operation 6-12 months before gastric bypass.
Gastric bypass is the gold standard for surgical weight loss in the United States constituting of greater than 50% of bariatric surgical procedures performed. In the hands of Dr. Frenzel the gastric bypass is done laparoscopically (less invasive, using a laparoscope) greater than 95% of the time. There is always a risk of having to have open surgery if it is unsafe to proceed laparoscopically.
The Orberra Gastric Balloon is an FDA approved weight loss system has been proven to help patients lose 3.1 times more weight that diet and exercise alone. Dr. Frenzel is happy to offer this less invasive procedure to patients who have a body mass index between 30 and 40. For many of these patients, the other procedures are not indicated for their BMI.
Laparoscopic bariatric surgery using an adjustable gastric band has been a safe surgical method of achieving significant weight loss since the ‘90s. The goals of lap band surgery include significant weight loss, an improvement in quality-of-life, and a general improvement in health. These goals are definitely achievable through lap band surgery; that’s why so many surgeons have adopted the procedure as the optimal approach for obese patients.
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