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At A Better Weigh Center, our team of expert doctors, surgeons, and medical professionals work together to help our patients live healthier lives through medical weight loss. We create personalized plans for each patient and help them to not just lose weight, but to also keep it off. Read on to learn more about the members of our weight loss team.
Dr. Franchell Hamilton
Dr. Franchell Hamilton has performed hundreds of bariatric procedures. An experienced board certified surgeon, Dr. Hamilton has made weight loss surgery her primary focus and is passionate about providing her patients with the highest level of care. While she has also performed many general surgery cases, her passion lies in studying obesity and helping her patients to overcome it.
While she is a native of the Dallas/Fort Worth area, Dr. Franchell Hamilton has traveled the world for her studies. She graduated with honors from the University of Houston and went on to pursue graduate studies on biochemical engineering in Lyon, France. After completing her undergraduate and graduate studies, she went to medical school at the University of Texas in San Antonio to receive her medical degree. She completed her residency under the direction of Dr. L.D. Britt at Eastern Virginia Medical School and received laparoscopic and bariatric fellowship training in San Antonio, Texas.
Dr. Franchell Hamilton sits on the bariatric committee for the Society of American Gastrointestinal and Endoscopic Surgeons (SAGES) and has multiple presentations and publications researching both general and bariatric diseases. She also sits on the Public Education Committee with the American Society for Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery (ASMBS), and stays up-to-date on all of the latest innovations in bariatric surgery—including the apollo overstitch and gastric balloon procedure.
Outside of work, Dr. Hamilton loves spending time with her family, living a healthy and active lifestyle, traveling, and doing mission work. Her goal as the Medical Director of A Better Weigh Center is to offer comprehensive healthcare to her patients, as well as prolong and improve the quality of their life. She accepts CareCredit and other financing options for all bariatric procedures, and even offers a free insurance verification check to her patients.
Nives Chan, PA-C
Nives Chan received her Physician Assistant degree in New York City in 2001. Prior to joining A Better Weigh Center, she worked with several bariatric practices and weight loss clinics in DFW and has over 10 years of experience in medical and surgical weight loss. Her passion is to provide patients with guidance, emotional support and knowledge needed to succeed in their weight loss journey. She holds certifications for the following by American Counsel of Exercise (ACE) – Wellness Coach, Personal Trainer and Sports Nutritionist.
At A Better Weigh Center, our anesthesia partners specialize in bariatric cases. They also oversee post-operative pain management for our patients. In addition, our partners are passionate about health, wellness, and nutrition, and continue to research these subjects.
At A Better Weigh Center, we have certified nutritionists in house. We have experienced staff who have specialized knowledge of bariatric surgery procedures.
Their goal is to help patients achieve weight loss through:
Our Team of Certified Fitness Experts
At A Better Weigh Center, we are not only affiliated with Gateway Physical Therapy, but we work with several certified personal trainers who specialize in obesity-related exercise therapy. Our fitness experts help patients enhance weight loss by creating personalized workouts that alleviate chronic pain and promote overall physical health. Our fitness experts also have experience with nutritional counseling for obesity, diabetes, and post-surgical rehabilitation.
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If you would like to seek our expert help in losing weight, please give us a call as soon as possible. We look forward to hearing from you and learning about your weight loss goals. We would be happy to answer any questions you may have about our weight loss surgery center in Dallas, TX.