Frequenty Asked Questions
How long does it take to have surgery from my initial appointment?
This varies and is dependent on many factors, including, but not limited to, current medical condition(s), medical clearance, and insurance requirements. Our team understands the importance of surgery for your health and will work as diligently as possible to get you ti surgery as quickly and safely as possible.
What is the down time for surgery?
We generally recommend 1-2 weeks off of work after bariatric surgery. This can vary depending on occupation, work demands, etc.
Why do I need to quit smoking before surgery?
Smoking GREATLY increases the risk pneumonia and other complications including bleed or leak. Smoking slows down healing process that is why it is extremely important to quit smoking prior to surgery to ensure your stomach heals properly.
How long is the pre-op/post-op diet?
Pre-op diet: Approximately 2 weeks prior to surgery.
Post-op diet: Two phases up to 6 weeks after surgery.
Will I be in pain after surgery?
This varies for each patient, but most patients experience moderate pain that is alleviated with the prescribed pain medication.
How soon can I resume normal activities after weight loss surgery?
You will be up and walking (5 minutes every 1 hour) on the same day of surgery. No strenuous activity or lifting 20 lbs. for 2 weeks. Return to work in 1-2 weeks.
Will I need special medications after weight loss surgery?
Dr. Carlton requires you to take an acid blocker for 3 months. This medication helps reduce acid production to keep your staple line healthy. Additional medications are ordered for nausea, cramping, and/or pain.
Will I need to take vitamins forever?
Dr. Carlton recommends long-term supplements to ensure you are getting all of the recommended vitamins and minerals.
Insurance and Financing
Lonestar Bariatrics accepts most major insurance plans. Navigating healthcare insurance can be extremely confusing. Our specially trained team is available to help assist and support you through the process.
In some cases, patient’s current insurance policy does not cover bariatric surgery or patient do not want to self-pay. There’s an easy and convenient way to pay for your Bariatric Surgery. Lonestar Bariatrics has partnered with lending institutions that may be able to assist you.
Call our team for details about these financing options.
Out of Town Patients
At LoneStar Bariatrics, we have many patients travel to Dallas for their surgery. In order to make your experience as easy as possible, we have compiled a list of facilities, hotels, and pharmacies.
These are each grouped by location, so everything you’ll need during your recovery is easily accessible. Medical Discount rates available at some hotels, please call our office to get booking codes.
Baylor Scott & White Medical Center at Trophy Club
Address: 2850 TX-114, Trophy Club, TX 76262
Phone: (817) 837-4600
Homewood Suites by Hilton Trophy Club Southlake
Address: 2900 TX-114, Trophy Club, TX 76262
Phone: (682) 237-2300
Hampton Inn & Suites Trophy Club - Fort Worth North
Address: 525 Plaza Dr, Trophy Club, TX 76262
Phone: (682) 831-1572
Holiday Inn Trophy Club
Address: 725 Plaza Dr, Roanoke, TX 76262
Phone: (817) 490-9700
WoodSpring Suites Fort Worth Trophy Club
Address: 306 Trophy Branch Dr, Southlake, TX 76092
Phone: (817) 491-1118
Address: 541 Trophy Lake Dr, Trophy Club, TX 76262
Phone: (682) 831-1650
Tom Thumb Pharmacy
Address: 101 Trophy Lake Dr, Trophy Club, TX 76262
Phone: (817) 490-6968
Medical City Frisco
Address: 5500 Frisco Square Blvd, Frisco, TX 75034
Phone: (214) 618-0500
Holiday Inn Express & Suites Dallas-Frisco NW Toyota Stdm, an IHG Hotel
Address: 9444 Frisco St, Frisco, TX 75033
Phone: (972) 731-2000
Hampton Inn & Suites Dallas/Frisco North-FieldhouseUSA
Address: 6070 Sports Village Rd, Frisco, TX 75033
Phone: (972) 668-4200
Drury Inn & Suites - Frisco
Homewood Suites by Hilton - Dallas-Frisco
Home2 Suites by Hilton - Dallas-Frisco
Address: 2000 Parkwood Blvd, Frisco, TX 75034
Phone: (972) 337-7300
NYLO Hotel - Dallas-Plano
Address: 8201 Preston Rd, Plano, TX 75024
Home2 Suites by Hilton
Address: 6300 Tennyson Pkwy, Plano, TX 75024
Baylor Scott & White Medical Center – Frisco
Address: 5601 Warren Pkwy, Frisco, TX 75034
Phone: (214) 407-5000
Holiday Inn Express
Address: 3400 Parkwood Blvd, Frisco, TX 75034
Phone: (972) 668-5959
Sands Rx Pharmacy
Address: 5150 Warren Pkwy Suite 700, Frisco, TX 75034
Phone: (469) 606-0449
Holiday Inn Express & Suites Dallas-North Tollway
Address: 3101 Dallas Pkwy, Plano, TX 75093
Phone: (972) 403-1112
Hyatt Place Dallas/Plano
Address: 3100 Dallas Pkwy, Plano, TX 75093
Phone: (972) 378-3997
Courtyard by Marriott Dallas Plano in Legacy Park
Address: 6840 Dallas Pkwy, Plano, TX 75024
Phone: (972) 403-0802
Aloft Plano - 15% discount if you mention Texas Surgical
Address: 6853 N Dallas Pkwy, Plano, TX 75024
Phone: (214) 474-2520
The Medical Center at Craig Ranch
Address: 8080 TX-121, McKinney, TX 75070
Phone: (972) 521-5600
Wingate by Wyndham Frisco
Address: 14700 TX-121, Frisco, TX 75035
Phone: (214) 504-3974
La Quinta Inn & Suites by Wyndham McKinney
Address: 6501 Henneman Way, McKinney, TX 75070
Phone: (972) 332-0085
Holiday Inn Express & Suites McKinney
Address: 6601 Henneman Way, McKinney, TX 75070
Phone: (214) 495-0029
First Baptist Medical Center
Address: 8111 Meadow Rd, Dallas, TX 75231
Phone: (469) 329-3700
Hilton Garden Inn
Address: 10350 N Central Expy, Dallas, TX 75231
Phone: (214) 696-3000
La Quinta Inn & Suites
Address: 10001 N Central Expy, Dallas, TX 75231
Phone: (214) 361-8200
Address: 10455 N Central Expy, Dallas, TX 75231
Phone: (214) 369-7328