Welcome to the Texas Center for Obesity and General Surgery

For our weight loss (bariatric) patients, we offer the latest in both surgical and non-surgical options, including Laparoscopic Sleeve Gastrectomy, Laparoscopic Gastric BypassLAP-BAND® and aftercare programs, Weight Loss Surgery Revisions and supervised weight management programs for adults and adolescents.  

We consider many factors when determining which weight loss options are suitable for you as an individual. These include medical history, lifestyle, and weight loss goals. We will discuss all available options, and together decide which will work best for you. 

For severely obese people for whom diet and exercise have failed, weight loss surgery can literally be lifesaving.

Care Philosophy

We believe that excellence in performing surgery, surgical aftercare and medical management of our patients is derived from both education and experience.  We strive to keep current on the latest techniques and standards so we can provide our patients with the safest operations, with the most optimal results. Here are a few common surgeries performed:

Bariatric (Weight Loss) Surgery:
Laparoscopic Sleeve Gastrectomy
Laparoscopic Gastric Bypass
Lapaoscopic Surgical Revisions of Prior Operations
Laparoscopic Adjustable Gastric Banding (LAP-BAND®)
Laparoscopic Duodenal Switch

General Surgery Specialty:
Advanced Laparoscopic General Surgery
Minimally Invasive Robotic Surgery-da Vinci
Incisionless Acid Reflux (GERD) Surgery

center of excellenceBariatric Center of Excellence

Dr. Stephen V. Hamn and Dr. Joseph Cribbins have both earned excellent reputations for their general surgery, bariatric surgery, robotic surgery and advanced laparoscopic surgery techniques. Their practice has received the prestigious accreditation of Bariatric Center of Excellence by the American Society for Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery (ASMBS).