Oviedo, Fla. – Oviedo Medical Center, an HCA Healthcare North Florida Division – Orlando Market hospital, recently announced the launch of its bariatric surgery program available for eligible patients looking for additional options to reach weight loss goals and improve their overall health.

Led by fellowship-trained bariatric surgeons Harold D. Neyra, DO, and Chetan J. Patel, MD, the hospital’s bariatric program provides eligible patients with access to personalized care plans and minimally invasive surgery options, including sleeve gastrectomy and Roux-en-Y Gastric Bypass (RYGB) – all performed via laparoscopy or robotic surgery.

“Weight loss can extend both the length and quality of life,” Dr. Neyra said. “However, weight loss is not the only benefit of bariatric surgery. It can also resolve sleep apnea, hypertension, Type 2 diabetes, menstrual dysfunction and venous stasis ulcers – all of which can have a significant impact on a person’s happiness, as well as their physical and emotional health.”

“No one should spend their lives in pain or discomfort,” Dr. Patel said.  “For patients who are eligible, minimally invasive surgical weight loss options can truly change lives. The bariatric surgery team at Oviedo Medical Center is committed to helping each patient succeed in their weight loss journey and take charge of their health.”

Immediate recovery for weight loss surgery patients is overseen by a specially trained hospital staff in a designated inpatient unit at Oviedo Medical Center. Following their hospital stay, patients have access to a network of individuals to help them stay on track, including a registered dietician, physical therapists and a monthly web-based support group.

“After struggling with my weight and other medical issues for many years, I finally decided to do something about it,” said Cindy Ayer, bariatric surgery patient. “While the idea of surgery can be scary, taking control of my health – and my life – was the best decision I’ve ever made. The care team at Oviedo Medical Center helped make my recovery as comfortable and smooth as possible – and their network of professionals and other patients continues to provide priceless support along my weight loss journey.”

For more information about the bariatric surgery options at Oviedo Medical Center, please call Consult-A-Nurse® at (407) 871-5634 or visit www.oviedomedicalcenter.com.

About Oviedo Medical Center

Oviedo Medical Center, the new 64-bed acute care hospital, provides a full range of healthcare services to east Seminole County and surrounding communities. Services include medical and surgical inpatient units, intensive care, medical cardiology, telemetry, cardiac catheterization, inpatient and outpatient surgery, women’s services including labor and delivery, cardiopulmonary services, comprehensive diagnostic imaging and 24/7 emergency care.  Oviedo Medical Center is designed with the patient in mind with personalized care, all private rooms and the newest medical technology available. Oviedo Medical Center is located at the intersection of Red Bug Lake Road and State Road 426, adjacent to State Road 417 (Central Florida GreeneWay).  In addition to its main campus, Oviedo Medical Center provides comprehensive emergency care at Baldwin Park ER, a freestanding emergency department located at the intersection of S.R. 436 and Hanging Moss Road in Orlando.

About HCA Healthcare’s North Florida Division – Orlando Market

HCA Healthcare is one of the nation’s leading providers of healthcare services comprising more than 185 hospitals and 2,000+ sites of care in 21 states and the United Kingdom. HCA Healthcare’s North Florida Division – Orlando Market includes five hospitals: Central Florida Regional Hospital (with Level II Trauma Center) in Sanford, Oviedo Medical Center, Osceola Regional Medical Center (with Level II Trauma Center), Poinciana Medical Center, and UCF Lake Nona Medical Center, as well as four freestanding emergency rooms and numerous physician practices.