Dr. Franchell Hamilton

MD, FACS, FASMBS

Dr. Franchell Hamilton

MD, FACS, FASMBS

Dr. Franchell Hamilton, Board Certified Obesity Medicine and Wellness Specialist, Bariatric Surgeon/Author/Practice Consultant

Dr. Franchell Hamilton, MD, FACS, FASMBS is a native of the Dallas/Fort Worth area and has traveled the world for her studies. She graduated with honors from the University of Houston and went on to pursue graduate studies in 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.

While running her bariatric surgery practice, Dr. Hamilton recognized that many of her patients needed a more personalized plan to help them maintain their weight loss goals. By addressing the mental, behavioral, medical, and environmental factors that kept them from a meaningful transformation, her patients began to regain control in these areas. This led to the development of her 4 Pillars of Transformation program, which has become the basis for her patient interactions at A Better Weight Center. Her passion lies in studying obesity and helping her patients to overcome it. Her goal as the Medical Director is to offer comprehensive healthcare to her patients, as well as prolong and improve the quality of their life.

Outside of work, Dr. Hamilton loves spending time with her family, living a healthy and active lifestyle, traveling, and doing mission work. You can see from her social media profiles that she lives the type of life that she asks her patients to live. She shares recipes, tips, and ideas that can be easily implemented to help everyone live healthier and happier lives. She also hosts a podcast, Your Life Transformed: The Journey to Becoming a Better You, here Dr. Hamilton speaks about the issues that matter most to patients. Through this new platform, she is given the opportunity to extend her in-office discussions to on-demand sessions that her patients can get to anytime.

In 2020 Dr. Hamilton published her first book, And The Best Diet Is. This book was mainly inspired by her patients. She noticed that many people did not understand the science and data behind the diets and programs that they had been spending time and money following. A quick and easy read, And The Best Diet Is, gives details about the main diets that are followed these days and what each one has to offer.
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.

Dr. Franchell Hamilton

MD, FACS, FASMBS

Dr. Franchell Hamilton, Board Certified Obesity Medicine and Wellness Specialist, Bariatric Surgeon/Author/Practice Consultant