What is BMI?

What does BMI stand for? Why is this so important?

BMI or Body Mass Index will tell you if you are considered overweight or obese.  To figure your Body Mass Index, you take your weight in kilograms and divide it by the square of your height in meters.  The number that you get tells you whether you are at a healthy weight.

Are you overweight? Use our BMI Calculator on our home page to find out:











BMI Break Down: It is important to understand where your BMI lands because when wanting to undergo bariatric surgery, your insurance will look at this to qualify you for bariatric coverage.

Under 18.5 – Underweight

18.5-24.9 – Normal Weight

25-29.9 – Overweight

30-39.9- Obese

40 and Over- Morbidly Obese

Every time your weight changes, your Body Mass Index changes so calculate this often during your weight loss journey.  This will help keep you motivated when you are working towards your weight goals.  Setting goals for your BMI is a great place to start.  If you are in the category of 35 or over, make it your goal to get to 29.9.  Though 29.9 is still considered overweight, this is a huge accomplishment to go from obese to overweight.  You and your body will feel healthier and you should have more energy to continue your journey.

To start your weight loss journey today, book an appointment online:



Can You Afford Bariatric Surgery?

We know financial strain can be a big factor when deciding when to shed those pounds.  Whether it be buying healthier foods, signing up a gym, weight loss programs or weight loss surgery, they can all provide a strain on your wallet.  Most people put off weight loss because they think they do not have the money to cover it, but you don’t have to! Weight loss surgery can be affordable for anyone on a budget.  Starting the process now can relieve the pressure and you will know what you are working towards.

Does your insurance cover bariatric surgery?

Call and check with your health insurance to see if you have bariatric benefits.  Many insurance plans now cover weight loss surgery to keep you healthier and reduce your risk of severe health problems down the line.  Our insurance specialists will also verify your benefits before your appointment.

If your insurance does not offer bariatric coverage, we still have options for you!

Financing Bariatric Surgery

Trinity Bariatric Institute offers competitive financing options with no interest from Care Credit.  Care Credit offers financing for treatments and procedures not covered by health insurance.  You can fill out an application online to see whether you are eligible for a Care Credit Card before your appointment.

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We also work with Prosper Lending, a premier financing option for healthcare procedures.  Financing through Prosper Healthcare Lending offers healthy, simple interest loans with no prepayment penalties, no retroactive interest and longer terms for lower monthly payments.

Call us to find out more 817-832-7227

Bariatric Surgery can be affordable and will change your life and lower your health expenses down the road.  Call us today to start the weight loss process!

Keeping You Safe And Healthy – Updated Covid-19 Procedures

At Trinity Bariatric Institute, our priority has always been the health and safety and overall well-being of our patients.  We are still safely seeing patients in the office and offer virtual appointments for many patients.

If you are considering weight loss surgery or have a new patient or follow up appointment already scheduled with us, do not delay your care.  The insurance approval process typically takes 3-6 months and sometimes up to 12 months.   We also offer psychological and dietitian visits via telehealth.

We will continue to go above and beyond the standards put in place by the CDC for your safety, we have increased our cleaning protocols and are keeping high touch surfaces wiped down between every patient.  Our staff is screened daily to make sure they do not have symptoms or have recently traveled.

We are working hard to prevent the spread of sickness by per-screening every patient before they come in.  Any patients with upper respiratory illness are being rescheduled to a later date.  We will be doing a temperature screen upon your arrival.

We require masks for all patients entering the building.  The mask or face covering must cover your mouth and nose and be worn at all times during your visit.  All employees and physician will be wearing a face covering.

We are practicing social distancing by limiting the seating in our waiting room to one person at a time.  Please call our office when you arrive for your appointment, before entering the building.  The receptionist will notify you when it is safe to enter for your visit.  This is to avoid crowding in our waiting room.  You may be asked to wait in your vehicle if we have anyone in our waiting room.

We are limiting visitors to our clinic at this time.  We ask that you only bring one significant other or family member if you need help with translation during your appointment.  If you have children or need help with walking assistance, please request a virtual visit.  This is a convenient way for you to stay home and still have a face to face visit with Dr. Dyslin.

If you are coming in for a new patient appointment, the new patient paperwork can be printed out from our website and emailed to our staff before your visit.   You may also call the day before your appointment to pay your copay or surgery deposit allowing for a no-touch transaction.

We look forward to seeing you, please call us with any questions you may have.  817-832-7227

We will continue to care for our community and offer life changing weight loss surgeries, as well as post-operative care.