David Kim, MD, FACS
Bridget Holden, MD, FACS
Manuel Castro, M.D.
Hein Le, M.D.

Kim Bariatric Institute

5204 Colleyville Boulevard
Colleyville, Texas 76034


8350 Dallas Parkway, Suite 300
Frisco, TX 75034

(800) 724-7798

Dr. David Kim

Dr. Bridget Holden

Dr. Manuel Castro

Dr. Hein Le

Serving patients seeking weight loss surgery, revision bariatric surgery, gastric sleeve in Frisco, Arlington, Dallas, Fort Worth and the surrounding area

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The Kim Bariatric Institute is dedicated to turning lives around. Dr. David Kim and the team at The Kim Bariatric Institute provide comprehensive care that supports patients throughout their weight loss journey and sets them up for long term success. Procedures offered include Gastric Bypass, Gastric Banding, Gastric Balloon, Duodenal Switch, Revision procedures, Sleeve Gastrectomy, and the exclusive David Kim Inverted Gastric Sleeve™. Our experienced surgeons have earned the trust of thousands of patients whose lives have been improved through weight loss surgery.

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The Kim Bariatric Institute is renowned as the premiere weight loss surgery practice in the Dallas/Fort Worth area, and the entire staff is committed to helping patients live healthier, more fulfilling lives. The team at Kim Bariatric includes experienced insurance coordinators who can help you navigate your insurance coverage. We also offer several financing options that make self-pay a viable option for patients without insurance coverage, and for those who wish to forgo insurance coverage to avoid lengthy approvals processes. Our financing options include Prosper Healthcare Lending, Care Credit, and United Medical Credit. We also have an exclusive Making Bariatrics Affordable Program, through which approved patients may qualify for the David Kim Inverted Gastric Sleeve for as low as $6,995.

Contact us to learn more about weight loss options, get a free insurance check, or to schedule a consultation with Dr. Kim, Dr. Holden, Dr. Le, or Dr. Castro.

What Do Patients Say About Their Experiences with Kim Bariatric Institute?

"I have experienced incredible changes in my life after losing over 120 lbs with weight loss surgery. I no longer have high blood pressure. I also no longer have sleep apnea or have to use a CPAP machine. I feel wonderful and can do so much more than before. I take a yoga class, walk, swim, and have a new passion – golf! I began taking lessons and have found skills and abilities I never knew I possessed! I'm having a blast! I'm looking forward to going to a water park for the first time ever and having adventures I never thought possible. I am so happy that I took this life changing step and highly recommend Dr. Kim." —Erlinda

Dr. Kim's dedicated staff

"This surgery will give you your life back. It is a total life-changing surgery and I feel like I owe Dr. Kim and his staff my life since they restored mine to me. My weight ballooned up to 273 lbs before my surgery. I have successfully lost and maintained a 140 lb weight loss. This is the wisest and best decision that I have ever made for myself and I am so very proud of all my accomplishments. This is the most amazing journey that anyone could ever take and Dr. Kim and his staff will all be there to hold your hand and lead you down the road to your success." —Vivian

"There are no words to express the amount of change that weight loss surgery has brought to my life. I am a 54-year-old female. Yes, the surgery worked even at my age. There were so many things I was unable to do before the surgery that I blamed on age. It wasn't my age at all, it was the weight. My life has completely changed. I am 30 again! The day of my surgery, February 5, 2007, I weighed 299 pounds. Today, May 14, 2008, I weigh 138 and wear a size 6. I feel so good about myself now and I am now engaged to the most wonderful man in the world. The surgery saved my life!" —Kathy

More About the Surgeons at Kim Bariatric Institute

David Kim, MD, FACS
Dr. Kim is the founder and Medical Director of The Kim Bariatric Institute. He pioneered the David Kim Inverted Gastric Sleeve™, and he is widely regarded as a foremost expert in Weight Loss Surgery. Dr. Kim is a Fellow of The American Society of Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery, and of The American College of Surgeons. He has also been recognized as a "Top Doc" in the Dallas/Fort Worth area and he has been certified as a "Surgeon of Excellence" by the American Society of Bariatric Surgery. Dr. Kim believes that each patient deserves a chance to live healthfully and more confidently.

Bridget Holden, MD, FACS
Dr. Holden is a highly skilled and experienced Bariatric Surgeon. She has completed thousands of surgeries, and offers a full range of weight loss procedures. Dr. Holden earned her medical degree at the University of Texas and completed her residency at Baylor University. She is a Fellow of The American College of Surgeons and a member of The Association of Women Surgeons and The Texas Medical Association. Dr. Holden believes that skillful and compassionate care can empower patients to overcome obesity.

Hien Le, MD, FACS
Dr. Le is a dedicated Bariatric Surgeon with extensive training in state-of-the-art surgical techniques. Dr. Le earned her Bachelor's degree in Chemistry, as well as her Medical Degree, from the University of Arkansas. She also completed an advanced fellowship in Bariatric Surgery, Minimally Invasive Surgery, and Robotics Surgery at the University of Tennessee, where she went on to serve as a clinical instructor. Dr. Le is committed to delivering results for patients seeking better health.

Manuel Castro, MD, FACS
Dr. Castro brings a wealth of knowledge and experience to The Kim Bariatric Institute. He has over 20 years experience and has performed thousands of weight loss surgeries. Dr. Castro is a Fellow of the American College of Surgeons and a member of The American Society for Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery. He is experienced in a full range of weight loss procedures, and he is an expert in “band-to-sleeve” revisions. Dr. Castro enjoys seeing the positive changes in his patients lives after weight loss surgery.

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