Compassion Is Key
These Dallas-area surgeons have identified the key to successful weight loss
You’re waiting to see your doctor. He or she breezes in, spends a few minutes with you, seems distracted or impatient, and speeds out, leaving you feeling frustrated for the wasted time and bad experience.
Most of us have been there. But for patients considering bariatric weight-loss surgery, the experience can be particularly painful. Many people who struggle with their weight have spent years feeling invisible and ignored. The last place they want to feel it again is with a medical professional who is supposed to help them.
That’s never the experience patients have with Drs. Joseph Cribbins III and Stephen Hamn. Warm, caring relationships and quality care are the top priorities for these two experienced surgeons. They perform bariatric weight-loss procedures at Texas Health Center for Diagnostics & Surgery in Plano, a hospital that has won accolades for outstanding patient satisfaction.
“Every person who comes to see us about weight-loss surgery deserves to be treated like our only patient,” says Dr. Cribbins, who won a prestigious medical award for outstanding performance in surgical skill, empathy, and understanding toward patients and dedication to their care.
“The relationships we have with our patients are based on respect, compassion, and acknowledgment about what a personal, life-changing decision weight-loss surgery is for them,” Dr. Cribbins continues. “My work is deeply satisfying because I can make a big difference in their lives and help them enjoy every day more.”
Both doctors encourage their patients to ask questions, do their research, and come ready to talk through the options available to them for weight loss. Drs. Cribbins and Hamn have been on the forefront of new weight-loss procedures as they are proven effective. They were among the first in North Texas to offer Lap-Bands. Additionally, they offer laparoscopic sleeve gastrectomy, laparoscopic gastric bypass, and the Orbera intragastric balloon, a nonsurgical procedure. They also help people who need weight-loss surgery revisions.
“We are here as their advocates and to offer expert guidance on the best options for weight loss,” Dr. Hamn says. “Our team understands that our patients need a strong, caring support system to help them not only lose weight, but also keep it off for life.”
These are not the doctors you’ll see trying to find patients through billboards and splashy advertising. A majority of the doctors’ patients find them through word-of-mouth referrals, former patient recommendations, and the advice of other physicians.
Why? Because Drs. Cribbins and Hamn are considered two of the best bariatric weight-loss surgeons in Texas. They are respected in the medical community and earn the trust of their patients.
“I walk with my patient on their weight loss journeys, and their success is my success,” Dr. Cribbins says. “The doctor-patient relationship should always be based on honesty, transparency, and compassion.”
Long-term health is the ultimate goal of Drs. Cribbins and Hamn’s weight-loss procedures.
“When our patients see the weight loss they want and learn how to live in a way that supports that new, healthy weight, that’s a win for everyone,” Dr. Hamn says.
Learn more about weight-loss services at Texas Health Center for Diagnostics & Surgery by visiting www.thcds-weightloss.com or calling 800-532-3939.
Texas Health Center for Diagnostics & Surgery is a physician-owned facility, as defined by federal law. The hospital is affiliated with, but not controlled by, Texas Health Resources and its subsidiaries. Some of the physicians on the medical staff are partners and own a financial interest in the facility. Physicians on the medical staff who provide services operate as independent medical service providers.