At Florida Medical Center, we have a multidisciplinary team of surgeons and trained nurses to guide you through your Bariatric Surgery (Weight Loss Surgery).
All of our weight loss procedures can be performed as minimally invasive surgeries using our state-of-the-art da Vinci ® robotic system.
Dually accredited by SRC as a Center of Excellence in Metabolic & Bariatric Surgery as well as Robotic Surgery, Florida Medical Center provides safe and effective care to its community in Fort Lauderdale. We invest in advanced technologies, like the da Vinci surgical system, to improve outcomes from complex procedures. Patients can expect high quality care from the Bariatric Surgery Program at Florida Medical Center.
At Florida Medical Center your Bariatric Patient Navigator will guide you through your surgery as soon as you enter the hospital for surgery.
Bariatric Patient Navigator
For more information about Bariatric Weight Loss Surgery at Florida Medical Center,
please call 954-625-3576 to speak to our Bariatric Patient Program patient coordinator, Jesse Perez.
Benefits of Weight Loss Surgery
Our comprehensive approach to weight loss can help you achieve your weight loss goals and help you live a healthier life. Health conditions that may resolve or improve with weight loss surgery include:
- High blood pressure
- Sleep apnea
- Joint pain
- Fatty liver
Bariatric Weight Loss Surgery options
Florida Medical Center offers several options to help you address weight loss. Most surgeries are performed laparoscopically, and through utilization of the da Vinci surgical system. These techniques are less invasive than traditional conventional surgery and are performed through a few small incisions. Benefits may include fewer complications, less pain, less hospital recovery time and overall reduced recovery time.
Laparoscopic Gastric Bypass and Laparoscopic Gastric Sleeve
A large portion of the stomach following the major curve is removed. The open edges are then attached together (often with surgical staples) to form a sleeve or tube with a banana shape. The procedure permanently reduces the size of the stomach.
Biliopancreative Diversion with Duodenal Switch (BPD/DS)
A smaller, tubular stomach pouch is created by removing a portion of the stomach, very similar to the sleeve gastrectomy. Next, a large portion of the small intestine is bypassed.
Gastric Bypass Revision
There are proving success rates with bariatric surgery. But patients may seek revisional surgery if they are not achieving their desired weight loss and other medical reasons.
Conversion surgery will allow for the remove of the gastric band so the patient can explore other surgical weight loss options.