Obesity threatens your health and well-being. Our bariatric team can help you lose weight through minimally invasive surgery and lifestyle changes. The Bayfront Health Weight Loss and Bariatric Surgery Institute offers a comprehensive program for long-term weight loss.
Our board-certified surgeons are the most experienced in the state of Florida, having performed thousands of successful laparoscopic bariatric surgeries since 2000, including gastric bypass surgery. In addition to our surgeons, our team includes gastroenterologists, specialized nurses, registered dietitians and patient-family counselors who are committed to working with you for the rest of your life.
If you are obese and have struggled many years to lose weight, or have lost weight in the past only to have it come back over and over, then you are not alone. Upwards to 95 percent of all people weighing more than 100 pounds over their ideal body weight who have been morbidly obese for more than five years will be unsuccessful at losing weight and maintaining that weight loss for the next five years. You should consider bariatric surgery if you meet the following criteria:
- You are 18 years of age or older
- You are more than 100 pounds overweight (or BMI ranging from 35-65) and suffer two serious health problems (such as diabetes, high blood pressure or sleep apnea) as a result
- You have been at this level of obesity for at least two years
- You have tried to lose weight following diet programs and have been unsuccessful at either weight loss or maintaining weight loss
Our bariatric surgery team includes experienced, board-certified surgeons expertly skilled in minimally invasive bariatric procedures for successful long-term weight loss. Learn more about our Bayfront Health Weight Loss and Bariatric Surgery Institute physicians below.
If you are a candidate for bariatric surgery, you will have choices when it comes to achieving your health goals. After considering your medical history, health conditions and expectations, your surgeon will develop a plan with you and help you decide on the weight-loss surgery that is right for you.
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