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John H. Alexander, M.D., F.A.C.S., is board certified by the American Board of Surgery (ABS), a Fellow of the American College of Surgeons (ACS) and a member of the American Society for Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery (ASMBS). Dr. Alexander is a developer and pioneer in the field of obesity surgery and has performed successful bariatric surgeries since 1991. Dr. Alexander has the experience and advanced training needed to offer a safe and effective surgical weight loss program. Safety is #1!
- Have a body mass index (BMI) of more than 40. Men and women who are more than 100 pounds overweight.
- Have a BMI of 35-40 with an obesity-related condition such as diabetes, high blood pressure, high cholesterol, heart disease or sleep apnea.
- Can’t achieve sustained weight loss with only diet and exercise.
- Are committed to lifestyle changes in diet, exercise and behavior.
- Are committed to lifelong follow-up medical care.
Bariatric surgery may help you reduce or eliminate some diseases such as:*
Table: Health Improvements After Gastric Bypass Surgery
|Health Problem (Comorbidity)||Result After Gastric Bypass Surgery|
|Type 2 Diabetes||Resolved† in 83.7% of patients.|
|High Blood Pressure||Resolved in 67.5% of patients|
|High Cholesterol||Improved†† in 94.9% of patients|
|Obstructive Sleep Apnea||Resolved in 80.4% of patients|
|Acid Reflux/GERD||Resolved in 98% of patients|
|Depression||Improved in 47% of patients|
|Osteoarthritis and Joint Pain||Resolved in 41% of patients|
|Stress Urinary Incontinence||Resolved in 44% of patients|
† In medical terminology, “resolved” is defined as removing all known symptoms and signs of the condition or disease.
†† In medical terminology, “improved” is defined as reducing the known symptoms and signs of the condition or disease.
To read more about the benefits of weight-loss surgery, visit the Weight-control Information Network (WIN) website, a national information service of the National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases (NIDDK) of the National Institutes of Health (NIH), which is the Federal Government’s lead agency responsible for biomedical research on nutrition and obesity.
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OFFICE LOCATION | The Alexander Center
Phone: (972) 247-7767 | Fax: (972) 247-6268
11970 North Central Expwy, Suite 600, Dallas TX 75243
HOSPITAL LOCATION | First Baptist Medical Center
Phone: 469-329-3700 | Fax: 469-232-2340
8111 Meadow Rd, Dallas TX 75231