Dr. Carlos Barba

Dr. Carlos Barba is a board-certified general surgeon and weight loss specialist based out of Brownsville, Texas. While much of his time is spent performing general surgeries, Dr. Barba is also highly trained in bariatric procedures and is a proud member of the American Society of Metabolic and Bariatric Surgeons (ASMBS). Dr. Barba also helped establish the first ASMBS Centers of Excellence in Connecticut, Cameron County, and Rio Grande Valley. As both a highly skilled and compassionate physician, Dr. Carlos Barba works diligently to ensure top-quality care.

1. How did you get started in this business?

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Bariatric weight loss surgery has been an effective way to lose significant weight for many individuals. By using modern methods to treat health conditions caused by obesity, physicians such as Dr. Carolos A. Barba MD PLLC can improve type 2 diabetes, obstructive sleep apnea, and joint pain. State-of-the-art techniques designed for surgeons can make these procedures safe to perform.

The History of The Gastric Sleeve Surgery

Gastric sleeve surgery is designed to decrease the stomach, restricting the amount of food it can store. Removing part of the stomach can reduce hunger so that weight loss can be managed over time…


There are many types of weight loss surgery available today. Depending on which type of surgery is necessary, post-operation can have different results. Dr. Carolos A. Barba MD PLLC is a physician specializing in bariatric surgery. Through his practice, a variety of options may work for long-term weight loss.

What Does Weight Loss Surgery Look Like?

Weight loss surgery can look different depending on the type of surgery required. Bariatric surgery, which is known to help patients lose a significant amount of weight, can be performed differently.

Many people imagine “weight loss surgery” as only one procedure. While patients may choose to use just one method, there…


A gastric sleeve is one of the most popular forms of bariatric surgery for weight loss. Many people choose this procedure because of its results and how it can produce significant weight loss without diet medication. Dr. Carlos A. Barba MD PLLC is a board-certified bariatric surgeon that can help treat patients in Brownsville, Texas.

The Different Kinds of Bariatric Surgery

Many health conditions can cause obesity. Many individuals opt for a surgical procedure to help lose weight.

Bariatric surgery is an effective method for losing a significant amount of weight. High cholesterol and type 2 diabetes can drastically improve with bariatric surgery. …


Obesity is a dangerous chronic condition shared by up to 40 percent of the American population. When a patient is severely obese with a BMI over 35, they might feel discouraged and believe that there is no way they can lose enough weight to become healthy.

Many physicians suggest weight loss surgery as a method for their patients to reach a healthy body mass index (BMI) and move forward with a healthier body and better overall health. Weight loss surgery requires a certain level of commitment, and patients who are ready to undergo preoperative and postoperative lifestyle changes will be…


Dr. Carlos A. Barba Explores Obesity’s Relationship to Chronic Conditions

Today, over 40 percent of the American population is considered medically obese. Medical obesity denotes a body mass index or BMI of 30 and above. Understanding how body weight affects overall health may motivate many patients to try to lose weight. When attempting to preserve health well into old age, patients must try to bring themselves to a healthy BMI.

Belly fat or visceral fat is dangerous in large quantities. It produces chemicals and hormones that promote insulin resistance and inflammation.

Many methods can be used to lose weight. Diet, exercise, and surgical procedures like a gastric sleeve or gastric…


Obesity is rapidly becoming a major health issue not just among adults but even teenagers and children. Obese people have a number of options to choose from when it comes to controlling or losing that excess weight. While dieting and exercise might help, the health risks associated with and often resulting from obesity could render these options less effective. That’s when weight loss surgery becomes the right solution for obesity.

Dr. Carlos A. Barba and his team are committed to providing the highest level of care in the fields of general surgery and weight loss surgery. Dr. Barba has performed…


Weight loss has been on people’s minds for ages. It improves general health and leads to a better quality of life. Among the many weight loss options an overweight person has, bariatric, or weight loss, surgery is perhaps one of the most sought after procedures these days.

Over the course of his career, Dr. Carlos A. Barba, owner of Carlos A. Barba MD, PLLC, has performed more than 6,000 bariatric surgeries since 1995. …


Contrary to what some people might think, weight loss surgery is more about health than just a cosmetic procedure. Even though the patient’s self-esteem might play a role in their deciding to have weight loss surgery, more often than not, it’s the health risks associated with obesity that weigh on their minds a lot more than their expanding waistline.

Dr. Carlos A. Barba was granted the certification as Surgeon of Excellence in 2006. His practice in Texas is held in high esteem and he has performed over 6,000 bariatric surgeries and counting. With such vast experience and illustrious career, he…

Carlos A. Barba

Carlos A. Barba, MD is committed to providing the highest level of care in the fields of general surgery and weight loss surgery.

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