David Kim, MD, FACS
Bridget Holden, MD, FACS


Kim Bariatric Institute

5204 Colleyville Boulevard
Colleyville, Texas 76034

(800) 724-7798


Dr. David Kim

Dr. Bridget Holden

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

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David Kim, MD, FACS, is a board-certified general surgeon who completed advanced fellowship training in peripheral vascular surgery and laparoscopic bariatric surgery. Dr. Kim is a Fellow of the American Society for Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery, as well as a Proctor for Lap Band – a position that requires him to teach the Lap Band surgery technique to other weight loss surgeons. As a testament to his outstanding surgical skills, he has been named a "Bariatric Surgeon of Excellence" by the American Society for Bariatric Surgery, and "Physician of the Year" by North Hills Hospital. In addition, he has appeared in Fort Worth magazine's list of "Top Docs."

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Bridget Holden, MD, FACS, is a compassionate, meticulous board-certified general surgeon who practiced general surgery in Dallas for six years prior to joining Kim Bariatric Institute. Aside from logging thousands of hours with Dr. Kim in the operating room, she has also carried out more than 1,000 surgeries herself. Dr. Holden stays true to Dr. Kimís surgical techniques and employs them during weight loss surgeries. Dr. Kim firmly believes that "[Dr. Holden] is a valuable bariatric surgeon to our institute because she has excellent surgical technique, and she cares for patients through compassion and dedication."

Dr. Kim was one of the first bariatric surgeons to perform laparoscopic gastric bypass in the Fort Worth area. This minimally invasive procedure restricts the size of the stomach to help patients feel full with smaller quantities of food. As a Proctor for Lap Band, he holds advanced expertise in Lap Band surgery. In addition, Dr. Kim offers laparoscopic gastric sleeve resection – the latest surgical technique in weight loss surgery – which combines the advantages of the gastric bypass and Lap Band procedures. Patients who have undergone weight loss surgery and are dissatisfied with their results often seek out the expertise of Dr. Kim to undergo revision bariatric surgery, a procedure that can restore confidence and help patients lead healthier, happier lives.

Kim Bariatric Institute has been named a "Center of Excellence" by the American Society for Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery – a distinction that recognizes the practice's comprehensive care and outstanding results. Following weight loss surgery, Dr. Kim encourages his patients to participate in his facility's "Live Life Again" program, which provides diet and exercise tips, emotional support and lifelong follow-up appointments.

To schedule a one-on-one consultation with Dr. Kim or Dr. Holden, and to learn more about your weight loss options, contact his office at (800) 724-7798.

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, received a Bachelor of Science degree in Chemistry at Youngstown State University in Ohio and a medical degree at Northeastern Ohio University College of Medicine. Following medical school, Dr. Kim completed a general surgery residency at Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine, where he served as Chief Resident his final year. He then performed a peripheral vascular surgery fellowship at Park Medical Center, and a laparoscopic gastric bypass fellowship at the Medical College of Virginia and Washington University in St. Louis. Dr. Kim served as Chief of General Surgery and Chief of Vascular Surgery at Wilkes Regional Medical Center, as well as Director of Bariatric Surgery at North Hills Hospital and Wise Regional Health Systems. He was Vice-President of Adopt-a-Village Medical Missions and President of the Wilkes County Medical Society, and is currently an active staff member at Forest Park Medical Center of Dallas and Baylor Regional Medical Center at Grapevine. Dr. Kim is a member of several medical organizations, including the American Society for Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery, the American Society of General Surgeons, the Southeastern Surgical Congress and the Tarrant County Medical Society.

Bridget Holden, MD, FACS, earned her Bachelor of Arts degree with honors from the University of Texas-Austin. She then obtained her Doctorate of Medicine at the University of Texas Medical Branch. Dr. Holden next fulfilled an internship in general surgery, followed by a residency in general surgery, both at Baylor University Medical Center in Dallas. Dr. Holden is a diplomate of the American Board of Surgery and a Fellow of the American College of Surgeons. She is also a proud member of numerous medical organizations, including the Texas Medical Association, the Dallas County Medical Society and the Association of Women Surgeons.

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