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ETMC Bariatrics Center

Weight loss surgery solutions

The ETMC Bariatric Center of Excellence at ETMC Tyler provides surgical treatments to help morbidly obese patients who face serious health complications such as high blood pressure, sleep apnea, joint problems and diabetes. We offer surgical solutions that help change lives.

We perform an average of 270 surgeries per year.

Our goal

is providing safe, consistent, quality care at ETMC Tyler that helps enhance and extend the patient's life. With that in mind, ETMC Tyler has created a multidisciplinary bariatric surgery team led by Hugh Babineau, MD.

Our team
includes nurses, physician specialists, a dietitian and other support personnel who assist patients before and after surgical treatment.

Our techniques
in weight-loss surgery are patient-focused and utilize the specialized skills and equipment that help assure successful outcomes and positive long-term results in gastric bypass surgery and in Lap-Band procedures.

A center of excellence
ETMC Tyler has been recognized by the American Society for Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery and is certified by the Surgical Review Corporation as a center of excellence for bariatric surgery. Dr. Babineau has been recognized as a bariatric surgeon of excellence.

Bariatric services

The ETMC Bariatric Institute provides two solutions for patients coping with obesity and the health complications that frequently accompany it.

  • Gastric Bypass Surgery
  • Lap-band