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Just as a butterfly emerges from its cocoon more beautiful than ever, our patients can experience a similar transformation by undergoing surgical weight loss treatment.

Founded in 2003 by Dr. David D. Kim, whose goal was to give the morbidly obese a chance to “live life again,” our practice quickly rose to prominence as a premier weight loss treatment center. We were one of the first bariatric surgery practice’s in Fort Worth, Texas, to have earned recognition as a Center of Excellence, and Dr. Kim is one of the first bariatric surgeons in Fort Worth to be awarded the title of Surgeon of Excellence. Both of these honors are given by the American Society of Bariatric Surgery, the leading organization of bariatric professionals in the country.

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Passionate About Weight Loss – Dr. Kim’s Mission Statement

We feel quite privileged that you have taken the time to learn more about us and the weight loss surgeries that we offer. I’m proud of the many fine people who work at the Center, as we are dedicated to helping you, before as well as after surgery. I am hopeful we will meet in the near future to begin an exciting journey to a better life. It is my pledge and mission statement to each prospective patient that we will provide the finest surgical care with respect and courtesy. There is nothing more tragic than being alive and not living. So let us help you to Live Life Again.

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Surgical Options:

  • Surgical Options
  • Laparoscopic Gastric Sleeve Resection

    Laparoscopic Gastric Sleeve Resection

    Laparoscopic Gastric Sleeve Resection

    Laparoscopic gastric sleeve resection is an exciting weight loss surgery option at our practice that combines some of the advantages of gastric bypass and LAP-BAND® System surgery. Also called sleeve gastrectomy, the procedure works by permanently reducing the size of the stomach by approximately 70 percent, limiting the amount of food it can hold. Patients feel fuller faster and longer, ultimately leading to significant weight loss.

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  • Laparoscopic Gastric Bypass Surgery

    Laparoscopic Gastric Bypass Surgery

    Laparoscopic Gastric Bypass Surgery

    Our practice offers state-of-the-art laparoscopic gastric bypass surgery as an option for our patients. Gastric bypass surgery is an extremely common procedure in which Dr. Kim creates a small stomach pouch that is connected to the lower part of the small intestine so that food entering the stomach bypasses the area of the digestive system where much of the calories and fat are absorbed. Because the stomach pouch that is created holds a significantly reduced amount of food, patients eat less during mealtime.

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  • Laparoscopic Revision Surgery

    Laparoscopic Revision Surgery

    Laparoscopic Revision Surgery

    We also offer revision bariatric surgery to individuals who have previously undergone gastric bypass, LAP-BAND® System surgery, or other weight loss operations that have failed. Dr. David Kim has extensive experience in correcting problems from procedures performed both at his practice and other surgical practices so that patients can get back on track toward achieving their weight loss goals. If you have undergone a bariatric procedure and experienced complications or little success in losing weight, schedule a consultation at our practice to discuss your revision bariatric surgery options.

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  • Duodenal Switch

    Duodenal Switch

    Duodenal Switch

    Biliary Pancreatic Diversion with Duodenal Switch offers a way for patients affected with severe morbid obesity, typically those with a body mass index of more than 50, to lose up to 85 percent of excess weight. This procedure creates a smaller stomach pouch to hold food, giving you an earlier feeling of fullness at mealtimes. About 75 percent of the remaining part of the stomach is removed, and the small intestine is re-routed to the stomach pouch. Ultimately, BPD with Duodenal Switch allows for less absorption of calories and nutrients into the body, which can lead to significant weight loss.

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  • LAP-BAND® System

    LAP-BAND® System

    LAP-BAND® System

    Our practice is proud to offer LAP-BAND® Adjustable Gastric Band surgery, a highly effective weight loss operation that has become popular throughout the United States. The procedure uses a silicone band to constrict the stomach, creating a smaller stomach pouch that strictly limits the amount of food a person can eat in one sitting. Because of this, individuals feel full more quickly. The LAP-BAND® System procedure also slows down the digestion process, which helps to curb hunger. In addition, the LAP-BAND® System can be adjusted or reversed at any time according to the needs of the patient.

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We invite you to view these videos to learn more about our bariatric surgery procedures and our comprehensive approach to treatment and follow-up care. Our video segments will introduce you to Dr. Kim, our staff members, and patients as they describe what sets the Kim Bariatrics Center apart from other practices in the Dallas-Fort Worth area.

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Kim Bariatric's Location

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Colleyville Address
5204 Colleyville Boulevard
Colleyville, Texas 76034 Ft. Worth: (817) 717-7447
Dallas: (214) 614-7036

Ft. Worth: (817) 717-7447
Dallas: (214) 614-7036

Ft. Worth: (817) 717-7447
Dallas: (214) 614-7036

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Erlinda N. – Lost 120 pounds

“I have experienced incredible changes in my life after losing over 120 lbs with weight loss surgery. I no longer have high blood pressure. I also no longer have sleep apnea or have to use a CPAP machine. I feel wonderful and can do so much more than before. I take a yoga class, walk, swim, and have a new passion…golf. I began taking lessons and have found skills and abilities I never knew I possessed! I’m having a blast! I’m looking forward to going to a water park for the first time ever and having adventures I never thought possible. I am so happy that I took this life changing step and highly recommend Dr. Kim.”

Saida V. – Lost 60 pounds

“Having surgery has been an extremely positive life change for me… In 10 weeks I have lost over 60 pounds. From a size 18/20 clothes size three months ago to a size 10 today! I am so thankful to Dr. Kim and all his staff… I would have never known what a happy and beautiful person I could be without them!”

Kathy D. – Lost 161 pounds

“There are no words to express the amount of change that weight loss surgery has brought to my life. I am a 54 year old female. Yes the surgery worked even at my age. There were so many things I was unable to do before the surgery that I blamed on age. It wasn’t my age at all, it was the weight. My life has completely changed. I am 30 again…The day of my surgery, February 5, 2007, I weighed 299 pounds. Today, May 14, 2008, I weigh 138 and wear a size 6…I feel so good about myself now and I am now engaged to the most wonderful man in the world. The surgery saved my life!”

John E. – Lost 90 pounds

“I went to Dr. Kim’s seminar and left there with complete ease, feeling like he cared about me and my health. We met for the first office visit, and I was totally impressed…I never felt rushed in his office, and always felt he cared…like you are the only one in his office…My surgery was completed and I am now down 90 pounds…The biggest part of recovery comes from the encouragement Dr. Kim gives. He is always positive and explains in a positive way what you need to change and why…I feel I owe Dr. Kim at this point my life… it is now going in the right direction.”

Vivian P. – Lost 140 pounds

“First off….this surgery will give you your life back. It is a total life changing surgery and I feel like I owe Dr. Kim and his staff my life since they restored mine to me. My weight ballooned up to 273 lbs before my surgery. I have successful lost and maintained a 140 lb weight loss… This is the wisest and best decision that I have ever made for myself and I am so very proud of all my accomplishments…This is the most amazing journey that anyone could ever take and Dr. Kim and his staff will all be there to hold your hand and lead you down the road to your success.”

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