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This time, do it for life.

Surgical weight loss solutions can be life changing for people who struggle with obesity-related health or self-confidence issues. But it's important to know that these surgeries are serious medical procedures that require time, planning and a strong personal dedication to your long-term health. Fortunately, we are here to help you every step of the way on the path to achieving the weight you desire.

Potential Benefits After Bariatric Surgery

Eliminated Sleep Apnea 88%
Type 2 Diabetes Remission 80%
Decreased Heart Disease Risk 72%

Whatever your reasons may be for wanting to lose weight, we can help you decide if surgery is the right option for you. Call today or enter your information above to schedule a personal consultation with one of our physicians. Your consultation is the foundation of your weight loss journey, as it will help you understand:

  • Whether you qualify for surgery
  • Which procedure may be right for you
  • What you should do to prepare for surgery
  • What life will be like after surgery
  • Whether your surgery may be covered by your insurance
  • The array of additional resources available to help you succeed

During your consultation you will meet the staff that will be helping you throughout the process. We will assess your ability to safely have surgery and answer any questions you may have about what to expect. We'll explain everything from pre-operative preparation procedures to the recovery process and the lifestyle changes that will be necessary after surgery to ensure your long-term success.

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Meet Our Doctors

Stephen V. Hamn MD, FACS
"Seeing my patients becoming the person they want to be is why I'm a physician."

Stephen V. Hamn MD, FACS

  • Board Certified, Fellow of the American College of Surgeons
  • Attended University of Texas Medical School in San Antonio, graduating with honors
  • Served in the United States Air Force after residency, achieving the rank of Major and serving as part of the E.L.I.T.E. team - a trauma rescue group — as well as co-commander of the air transportable hospital.
  • Involved in the some of the very first programs for bariatric surgery in the Dallas-Fort Worth area
  • Second surgeon in Dallas to offer lap bands, added gastric sleeve and laparoscopic bypass
  • One of a select few surgeons in the United States to perform general surgery, Lap Band, Realize Band, Laparoscopic Sleeve Gastrectomy, and the Laparoscopic Gastric Bypass
  • Early member of the American Society of Metabolic and Bariatric Surgeons (ASMBS)
  • Voted Best of Dallas in D Magazine
A. Joseph Cribbins, III, MD
"It's so satisfying when I see a patient happy and smiling. Nothing exudes confidence like losing weight."

A. Joseph Cribbins, III, MD

  • Attended the University of Pittsburgh Medical School where he was awarded the Dr. J. Behan Prize for Outstanding Student of Surgery
  • Underwent general surgery training at Northwestern Memorial Hospital in Chicago, where he was awarded the Dr. Harold L. Method Surgical award for outstanding performance as a resident displaying surgical skill, empathy and understanding towards patients and dedication to their care
  • Third surgeon in the Dallas area to offer Laparoscopic Gastric Bands in 2002
  • Currently performs Laparoscopic Sleeve Gastrectomies, Laparoscopic Gastric Bypasses, Laparoscopic Band Operations and Weight Loss Surgery Revisions
  • Continues to maintain a busy general surgical and advanced laparoscopic practice
  • Voted Best of Dallas in D Magazine

Finding Us

Our office is located on the campus of Texas Health Center for Diagnostics and Surgery, located at:

6020 West Parker Road
Suite 430
Plano, TX 7509




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