Weight loss surgery in Oviedo, Florida
For patients who are eligible, Oviedo Medical Center offers bariatric surgery (surgical weight loss) options. Our team is committed to helping each patient succeed in their weight loss journey and take charge of their health. Through our program, patients have access to personalized care plans, minimally invasive surgery options and a specially trained hospital staff.
For more information about our bariatric surgery options, please call Consult-A-Nurse® at (407) 871-5634.
Candidates for weight loss surgery
Obesity can lead to other serious health conditions, such as certain types of cancer, high cholesterol and Type 2 diabetes. If you are 100 pounds or more over your healthy body weight or have a body mass index (BMI) of 35 or higher, you may be a candidate for weight loss surgery.
The term morbid obesity is commonly associated with surgical weight loss. There are several qualifying factors identified by medical professionals that define morbid obesity, including:
- You weigh 100 pounds or more over your ideal body weight.
- You have a BMI of 40 or higher or have a BMI of 35 or higher with associated health conditions, such as high blood pressure or diabetes.
- You are unable to sustain a healthy body weight, even through medically supervised dieting.
Body Mass Index (BMI) is a number calculated from a person's weight and height. BMI provides a reliable indicator of body fatness for most people and is used to screen for weight categories that may lead to health problems.
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Weight loss surgery procedures we perform
Weight loss can extend both the length and quality of your life. 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.
Our surgeons offer:
A sleeve gastrectomy is an effective, safe weight loss operation. It removes the part of the stomach where a specific hormone is produced that makes you feel hungry. This helps prevent patients from feeling hungry all the time.
Performed via five tiny incisions, a sleeve gastrectomy allows permanent reduction in hunger and weight without implants or long-term nutritional problems.
Gastric bypass surgery changes how the stomach and small intestine handle the food you eat. The stomach is divided into a small upper pouch and a much larger, lower "remnant" pouch. During this minimally invasive procedure, the small intestine is rearranged to connect to both.
When combined with a comprehensive treatment plan, gastric bypass can result in long-term weight loss.
These procedures have a low rate of complications and may be done robotically in some cases, resulting in faster recovery times, smaller incisions and less pain.