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Scott Stowers, DO, FASMBS, is a board-certified general surgeon and medical director of My Bariatric Solutions. He leads a team of highly experienced, multi-disciplinary medical professionals who specialize in the causes and complications of obesity and its treatment. Dr. Stowers has years of experience, during which time he has successfully performed many weight loss procedures.
Dr. Arsalla Islam, MD, FACS, is a board-certified vascular, endovascular and bariatric surgeon with nearly a decade of surgical experience. She has performed numerous procedures, treating patients for conditions that include morbid obesity, gall bladder disease and hernias, to name a few.
Dr. Heath Smith, MD, is a weight loss surgeon with a range of experience in a number of surgical areas, including bariatric, colonoscopy, colorectal, hernia, breast, appendix, gall bladder, surgical oncology and thyroid. As a Texas native and Texas A&M University graduate, Dr. Smith is known for his warm and compassionate patient care.
My Bariatric Solutions has a TEAM of professionals that are here to assist you in your weight loss journey and to provide you with a smooth and rewarding experience. Our team consists of Weight Loss Surgeons, Certified Bariatric Nurses, Registered Dietitians, Exercise Specialists, Insurance and Financial Specialists and Patient Advocates. You should never feel alone as these professionals are here to help you in your journey, many of which have also had weight loss surgery by one of our doctors.
In addition to providing you with a TEAM of professionals, My Bariatric Solutions strives to ensure that you are well educated before and after your surgery. Our philosophy is that a well-educated patient equals a successful patient. As part of your weight loss surgery education you will learn: how your surgery works, how to eat before and after surgery, how to change bad habits to good behaviors, the best way to exercise, signs and symptoms of potential complications, what vitamins and supplements to take, and much more.
As you can see, My Bariatric Solutions provides complete and personalized care for the weight loss surgery patient. Our hospital, Wise Regional Health System, has been designated as a Center of Excellence by the Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery Accreditation and Quality Improvement Program Center (MBSAQIP), a Blue Distinction Center for Bariatric Surgery®, a Aetna Institute for Quality for Bariatric Surgery, a Cigna 3 Star Quality Program, and a United Health Care OptumHealth Bariatric Center of Excellence.
To schedule a one-on-one consultation with Dr. Stowers or Dr. Islam to learn more about your weight loss surgery options, please contact My Bariatric Solutions at (877) 385-1422.
"Before Lap Band surgery I was so depressed because I had tried almost everything to get the weight off, and more importantly to keep it off, for the last 20 years. I heard about bariatric surgery three years before I actually decided to try it. My aversion was getting the 'fill' and seeing people that had not succeeded – but I also saw people that had succeeded and I wanted to know what they did that was different. I was borderline diabetic, on a very strong acid reflux medicine because of GERD, I had sleep apnea and just developed high blood pressure. I had no energy to do the things I used to do. I was miserable…
Dr. Stowers, My Bariatric Solutions staff and Wise Regional Health System exceeded my expectations. I have lost the weight slowly and feel wonderful and have kept it off easily for over a year. I am off all meds. I still want to lose a little more but I am so much happier than I was before. As my daughter said this past Christmas 'I have my mom back.' Thank you My Bariatric Solutions staff." Michelle
"In January 2009 I began the process of preparing for Gastric Bypass Surgery…In July of 2009 we were ready for the big day and embarked on a life-changing journey. Since the surgery I have a new found confidence, a desire to try new and different things, as well as an energized enthusiasm for life. Prior to surgery I never let my weight interfere with things I wanted to do – but never realized how hard those things were due to my weight. Life has become easy since my surgery. Everything has changed – from the things I do to the things I choose to eat. 10 months post-opt I am within 11 pounds of achieving my ideal weight…" Lisa
"WOW! Having weight loss surgery is just like getting old, 'it's not for WIMPS.' It's one of the hardest things I have ever done, but it has been worth it! I no longer take medication or have sleep apnea, asthma or diabetes. My health has improved and I feel great! Granted trying to change 50 years of bad eating habits is still a struggle everyday but one that I can manage now. I have lost 130 pounds since my surgery a year ago.
I can now shop till I drop with my friends. Before I just drove and sat in the car. I am taking ballroom dancing classes. I can now travel without the fear of having to ask for the seat belt extension…People that have known me for years don't even recognize me. My ex-husband, to whom I was married to for 30 years, walked right past me without recognizing me. I AM A NEW WOMAN! Thank you, Dr. Stowers and your wonderful staff at My Bariatric Solutions for changing my life." Deborah
Scott Stowers, DO, FASMBS, obtained his undergraduate degree at Southwestern Oklahoma State University and his Doctor of Osteopathy degree at the Texas College of Osteopathic Medicine. He completed a medical internship at Dallas/Fort Worth Medical Center, where he served as Chief Resident his final year. In addition to his impeccable credentials, Dr. Stowers is affiliated with many professional organizations, including the American Society for Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery, the Texas Osteopathic Medical Association, the American Osteopathic Association, the Texas Medical Association, the American Osteopathic Board of Surgery and the Texas Medical Foundation.
Arsalla Islam, MD, FACS, received her medical degree from King Edward Medical University in Pakistan before going on to complete residencies at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center, the Pakistan Institute of Medical Sciences and the Mayo Hospital in Lahore, Pakistan. She then completed two fellowship programs at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center and the Wake Forest University Medical Center. Dr. Islam previously held positions as both the Director of Bariatrics and the Assistant Program Director for the Bariatric Fellowship Program at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center. Her professional affiliations include the American College of Surgeons, the American Society for Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery, the Parkland Surgical Society and the Society of Vascular Surgery.
Heath Smith, MD, received his medical and undergraduate degrees from Texas A&M University. He then completed his residency at the Virginia Tech Carillion Clinic, where he received the Resident of the Year award. Along with joining the team of surgeons at My Bariatric Solutions, Dr. Smith has a private general surgery practice in Wise County.