Barker Bariatric Center Has Helped Thousands Achieve Their Weight Loss Dreams, And We Can Help You, Too!
Barker Bariatric Center has all the amenities of a high-volume practice, as well as the individualized care and attention characteristic of a smaller, more patient‐focused, bariatric clinic. Our weight loss surgery program features state‐of‐the‐art technology and equipment to support patients who are interested in the 5 primary weight loss surgeries: duodenal switch, gastric bypass, gastric sleeve, lap band, and revision.
We are committed to helping you change your life for the better through every interaction.
Our team is comprised of experts in a number of fields who collaborate to place you at the center of the care we provide. Barker Bariatric Center staff members, many who are former patients themselves, are dedicated and compassionate caregivers as they deliver significant pre- and post-op educational resources.
Recognizing that ongoing education and a sense of community are critical to helping you make long-term lifestyle changes, Barker Bariatric Center also offers the following to patients: on-going Support Group Meetings, post-op community support through social media, and “after hours” support through our contact center, 5-8pm CST, Monday – Friday.
Your Barker Bariatric Center Team
Wade Barker, MD
Dr. Wade Barker is a board certified physician through The American Board of Surgery, and he has been performing surgeries for 20 years, specializing in bariatric surgery for the past 17 years. After graduating magma cum laude from Eastern New Mexico University, he completed his medical degree and residency at Texas Tech University School of Medicine. Dr. Barker enjoys golfing, painting, working out, and caring for his two little dogs.
Michelle Pollock, RD, LD
Michelle Pollock is a registered and licensed dietitian. In 2015, she graduated from Texas Woman’s University in Denton, TX and was accepted into a rigorous ACCEND accredited dietetic internship program at Medical City Hospital in Dallas. There she worked closely with some of the best clinical and community dietitians in the DFW area. Upon leaving the internship, her focus was set on community nutrition and outpatient counseling. She now knows that working in the community is one of the best opportunities in creating a powerful impact on patients and their families. Her ultimate goal is to help her patients fight through all the nutrition misconceptions and fad diets in order to make more informed decisions regarding their health goals. She is fully invested in each patient’s weight loss journey and prepares them for success.
When Michelle is not counseling patients, she enjoys spending time with her family, walking her dog, reading, gardening, catching up on the newest movies, and staying physically active at home. She has a three-year-old daughter who is the light of her life. She loves cooking with her, teaching her how to swim, and finds being a mother a rewarding experience.
Kevin Hedges, RN, CNOR, RNFA
Kevin is a Registered Nurse (RN) with team experience in both open heart and plastic surgery teams. In 2007, he became a Certified Nurse Operating Room (CNOR) and a Registered Nurse First Assistant (RNFA), and Kevin and Dr. Barker have been working together closely since then. Kevin has a special connection with Dr. Barker’s patients. In 2009, he had a gastric bypass performed on him by Dr. Barker. Born and raised in Texas, Kevin has been married to his lovely wife Lesley for 23 years. They have three sons together: Dillon, Dalton, and Dakota. Since his surgery, Kevin enjoys the beach (any beach), hunting, and working out at the gym. He also likes restoring muscle cars.
Your Multidisciplinary Support Team
Providing you with comprehensive care, Dr. Wade Barker has assembled a multidisciplinary team that is ready to assist you each step of the way – to bariatric surgery and beyond. This expert team is comprised of administrative staff, financial professionals, patient navigators, and clinical specialists.
The entire Barker Bariatric Center Team looks forward to meeting you during your first consultation and to supporting you throughout your weight loss journey.