Welcome to Tyler Bariatrics

Our goal is to help individuals achieve better health through surgical management of obesity. We specialize in Gastric Bypass Surgery and Sleeve Gastrectomy. We are located in Tyler and treat patients from Longview, Athens, Jacksonville, Palestine, Kilgore, Marshall, Gilmer and many other locations in East Texas.

We highly encourage you to download our Weight Loss Surgery Fundamentals. It is required reading for all patients considering surgery.

Providing Bariatric Surgery in Tyler, Texas and Surrounding Areas

The fight against obesity is never easy. Excess body weight exacts a toll in terms of health consequences, job performance, job opportunities, judgment from others, and overall well-being. People work hard to escape the cycle of weight gain and weight loss attempts, with little success and great frustration. Weight loss surgery, also known as Bariatric Surgery offers better odds of breaking this cycle and bringing the obesity problem under control.

At Tyler Bariatrics, we're the experts in surgical weight loss in East Texas. Combined with proper diet and exercise, weight loss surgery can help patients achieve long-lasting health results. Our goal is to help individuals achieve better health through surgical management of obesity. We specialize in Gastric Bypass Surgery and Sleeve Gastrectomy. We are located in Tyler and treat patients from Longview, Athens, Jacksonville, Palestine, Kilgore, Marshall, Gilmer and many other locations in East Texas.

If you're considering bariatric surgery, we highly encourage you to download our Weight Loss Surgery Fundamentals. It is required reading for all patients considering surgery and will inform you of the details of the procedures and post-operative issues. Contact our office today at (903)593-0230 to learn more about how our procedures can help you win the fight against obesity.

Our Practice

Our mission is to inform and empower people to improve their lives using the tool of weight loss surgery. To accomplish our mission, we invite you to explore the links below and meet our staff:

What We Offer

  • Gastric Bypass, Sleeve Gastrectomy
  • Revision operations
  • Experience and specialization
  • Over 6000 procedures since 2001
  • Comprehensive care
  • Pre-op and post-op programs

Hugh P. Babineau, MD, FACS

Surgical Experience

Dr. Babineau has performed over 6000 bariatric operations since 2001.

Weight Loss Surgery Philosophy

"For many people, weight management can only be achieved by combining surgery, diet and exercise."

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Why Surgery?

There are two main reasons why we consider weight loss surgery (WLS). The first is that other methods for controlling weight have not been effective, and the second is that obesity has serious consequences for health. In general, the more severe the obesity, the more severe the consequences. Obesity has been shown to correlate with a shorter life-span.

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Am I a Candidate?

First, you need to know your Body Mass Index, or BMI. It is simply a number calculated from height and weight. The medical community uses BMI to determine how overweight a person is.

Ultimately, the decision on appropriateness for surgery requires consultation with a bariatric surgeon, however, we can provide our general guidelines.

You may be a candidate for either Gastric Bypass, Sleeve Gastrectomy if:

  • Your BMI is 40 or greater
  • OR your BMI is 30 or greater and you have diabetes, high blood pressure, sleep apnea, or certain other medical conditions diagnosed by a physician.
  • Visit our Cash Pricing and Policies page for information on private pay.
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Contact Us

Office Hours: Monday-Thursday: 7 a.m. - 12 p.m.; 12:30 p.m. - 4 p.m. | Friday: 7 a.m. - 12 p.m. (CST) | Phone: (903) 593-0230
Address: 1100 E. Lake St., Suite 150, Tyler, TX 75701



Testimonials

  • Cathy Brown

    Since having the Lap-Band it has helped me reduce the amount and type of food I eat daily. The surgery helps you become a better steward of what types and amounts of foods to eat and what to stay away from. I have with success lost 94 pounds in 17 months and been able to restore my health to what it was 20 years ago.

  • Johnny Brown

    “I feel 100% better than I have in over 30 years. I do not have the constant joint pain, no more sleep apnea, no acid reflux. I feel refreshed after a night’s sleep. I can work out in the yard without having to stop every 15-20 minutes for a break and water. It has been a lifestyle change that was well worth it.”

  • Suzanne Strickland

    Now I understand what people were talking about when they referred to their “surgery birthday”. It IS like having a second chance at life. The energy and eager anticipation at the beginning of each day that I thought was long gone is back! It’s almost like being in my 20s again!

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