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Bariatric Surgery 101

With the epidemic of obesity quickly rising in the US, the Metabolic Medicine and Surgery Institute at Florida Hospital Celebration Health offers patients a choice in bariatric surgery procedures, and all of the information necessary to make an educated decision on the best practice for you. We specialize in weight loss surgery and weight loss management and offer a multitude of programs and practices to ensure your success. It is estimated that up to two-thirds of the country’s population is overweight. As this statistic steadily rises, so does our concern for your health. We are readily available and fully prepared to offer state-of-the-art technology in weight loss treatments, such as Gastric Bypass, Sleeve Gastrectomy, Duodenal Switch, and Revisional Bariatric Surgery. Our robotic surgical techniques are focused on Gastric Bypass and Revisional Bariatric Surgery and assist in minimizing complications by providing our surgeons with more precision and better visualization.

Risks of Being Obese

Those diagnosed as being obese have a 40% greater chance of premature death than an average weighing person. It is because of this unfortunate fact that you should educate yourself on the effects of obesity and take the steps needed to find out if you are at risk for the many health concerns and sometimes fatal complications that occur more prevalently in obese patients.

  • Type II diabetes
  • High blood pressure
  • Heart Disease
  • Cancer
  • Osteoarthritis of weight-bearing joints
  • Respiratory problems
  • Gastro esophageal reflux disease
  • Infertility, Gestational diabetes, Pre-eclampsia
  • Urinary stress incontinence
  • Menstrual irregularities
  • Depression
  • Suicide
  • Alzheimer’s disease

Are You a Candidate?

There are certain specific criteria that you must meet in order to be considered for bariatric surgery. If you meet any one of the following, you may be a great candidate for one of our advanced bariatric procedures, including those involving robotic surgical techniques.

  • 100 pounds or more over ideal body weight
  • Have a Body Mass Index (BMI) of 40 or greater
  • Have a BMI of 35 or greater with two or more obesity-related complications and failed at non-surgical attempts to lose weight