Plano, TX Bariatric Surgery - Dr. Joseph Cribbins - Texas Center for Obesity

Plano, TX Bariatric Surgery - Dr. Joseph Cribbins


Joseph Cribbins, M.D.


Dr. A. Joseph Cribbins, III was born and raised in Connecticut. He graduated from Fairfield College Preparatory School, a Jesuit academy in 1987 with honors. He then attended Lafayette college in Easton, Pennsylvania, and graduated magna cum laude and deans list in 1991. From 1991 to 1995 he attended The University of Pittsburgh Medical School, winning the Orazio Dimaura scholorship for Students of Medicine, the Dr. J. Behan Prize for Outstanding Student of Surgery, and was inducted in Alpha Omega Alpha, a prestigious medical society open only to the top acadamic students who also show promise for leadership in their field and commintment to service to their community.


In 1995 he began his general surgical training at Northwestern Memorial Hospital in Chicago, Illinois. He was married to his wife Amy in his second year of training, and his first child was born just prior to graduation. During his time at Northwestern he won the Dr Harold L. Method Surgical award for outstanding performance as a resident displaying surgical skill, empathy and understanding towards patients and dedication to their care.


In 2000 his family moved to Texas, where he joined Dr. Hamn in private practice. Initially focusing in general surgery and open gastric bypass operations, he later became the third surgeon in the Dallas area to offer Laparoscopic Gastric Bands in 2002. He currently performs Laparoscopic Bands, Realize Bands, Laparoscopic Gastric Bypasses, Laparoscopic Sleeve Gastrectomies and the Duodenal Switch. He continues to maintain a busy general surgical and advanced laparoscopic practice.


He is the Medical Director of the bariatric program at the Presbyterian Hospital Plano, has served as the vice chairman of surgery, and sits on several other medical committees.


Dr Cribbins currently lives in Frisco, with his wife and three children.