While you are not alone in your desire to lose weight, the Barker Bariatric Center team recognizes that your reasons for pursuing surgical weight loss are unique.
Your weight may be affecting your health or maybe you feel that you’re simply missing out on life. We understand that there is likely one, personal reason that is more important than others; and that one reason will help you take the first steps with of your weight loss journey with us.
At Barker, we are committed to helping you change your life for the better through every interaction. Our team is different than others. We will empower you to achieve and maintain your weight loss goals through:
Experienced, Laparoscopic Approach
Dr. Wade Barker has been performing surgery for 20 years and has specialized 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.
Different than other bariatric surgeons, Dr. Barker’s skill set allows him to perform all 5 primary metabolic & bariatric procedures with a minimally-invasive (laparoscopic) approach. More specifically, he focuses on: duodenal switch, gastric bypass, gastric sleeve, lap band, and revision surgeries.
Dr. Barker is local leader who was voted as one of D Magazine’s “Best Bariatric Surgeons” in 2010 by his colleagues. Notably, he also teaches surgical techniques to his practicing bariatric surgeon colleagues in Texas and surrounding states.
Patient-Centered, Compassionate Support
Dr. Barker has assembled a dedicated and experienced staff, many who are former patients themselves and are focused on empathetic patient care. Recognizing that compassion, education, and community are all critical to helping you make long-term lifestyle changes, Barker offers:
- Significant pre-op and post-op patient educational resources;
- Patient community support after surgery;
- “After Hours” Contact Center Support, 5-8pm CST.
Commitment to Your Weight Loss Journey Success
At Barker Bariatric, we have provided treatment to over 8,000 patients – assisting them every step of the way, enabling them to achieve their weight loss dreams, and helping them get back to the things they love in life.