Weight Loss

LoneStar Bariatrics

Bariatric Surgery & Weight Loss Clinic located in Plano, TX

When you’re looking for weight-loss solutions, there’s a wide range of options to help you meet your goals. Chad Carlton, MD, FACS, FASBMS, at LoneStar Bariatrics is a skilled bariatric surgeon providing both surgical and nonsurgical weight-loss treatments to the community, and the surrounding North Dallas area. If you’re looking for life-changing solutions, call LoneStar Bariatrics or schedule an appointment online today.

Weight Loss Q & A



Why is weight loss important?

Trying to reach a healthy weight goes far beyond looks alone. Your weight is directly tied to your overall wellness, and carrying extra pounds leaves you susceptible to several health problems, including:

  • Sleep apnea
  • Type 2 diabetes
  • High cholesterol
  • High blood pressure (hypertension)
  • Heart disease
  • Stroke


Fortunately, Dr. Carlton and his experienced team at LoneStar Bariatrics offer several nonsurgical and surgical strategies to help you lose weight permanently.

What nonsurgical weight-loss solutions are there?

You can find a wide range of nonsurgical weight-loss solutions at LoneStar Bariatrics, including nutritional counseling, medical weight-loss management, and gastric balloons.

Nutritional counseling

The first step to weight loss is understanding your diet and how food choices can affect your health. LoneStar Bariatrics offers nutritional counseling with Allison Rezentes, MS, RD/LD, a dietitian specially trained and qualified to help you create a personalized action plan so you can adopt a healthier lifestyle.

Medical weight-loss management

Trying to lose weight is a challenge, especially if you’re significantly overweight and want long-term success. Dr. Carlton and his team offer medical weight-loss management programs using common medications like Lomaira™ and Contrave® that provide clinically proven results safely.

Gastric balloons

The Orbera® managed weight-loss system and Obalon® balloon system are unique, nonsurgical weight-loss options that help you lose weight by temporarily putting a balloon in your stomach to help you eat less. Your balloon remains in place for six months while you undergo a moderate-intensity diet and behavior modification program.

What surgical weight-loss solutions are available?

Dr. Carlton and his team offer several minimally invasive surgical solutions to help with significant weight loss. Also known as bariatric procedures, these surgeries not only impact the amount of food you need to eat, but also affect hormones in your gut and change how your body processes food.

Some of the most common surgical weight-loss surgeries include gastric sleeve, gastric bypass, and duodenal switch.

Gastric sleeve

The gastric sleeve procedure helps you lose weight by removing three-quarters of your stomach.

Gastric bypass

A gastric bypass creates a small pouch in your stomach and bypasses part of your small intestine.

Duodenal switch

This bariatric procedure is a combination of a gastric sleeve and gastric bypass surgery. During this procedure, Dr. Carlton first reduces your stomach size by performing a gastric sleeve procedure and then bypasses a large portion of your small intestine.

For medically supervised weight loss from experts in the field, call LoneStar Bariatrics or schedule an appointment online today.