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With Lasting Weight Loss

We get it. You’re frustrated. You’ve tried every diet. You exercise. You lose some weight sometimes, but no matter what you do, it won’t stay off or it's just not enough.

AdventHealth Heart of Florida, formerly Heart of Florida Regional Medical Center, brings medical weight loss programs to your Central Florida communities, including Davenport and Polk County. The surgeons, dietitians, nurses and counselors at our Florida weight loss center are here to give you hope, confidence and a life-changing solution. We’ll guide you through the steps required before bariatric surgery and will continue to support you as you adjust to your new life and improved health.

We’re here to help you find the right physician or a location that’s convenient for you.

Comprehensive Support

To Make a Life-Changing Decision

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Determine if Weight Loss Surgery is Right for You

If you’re 50% over your ideal body weight, and diet and exercise alone aren’t proving successful for you, you may be a candidate for weight loss surgery. Surgical weight loss methods, such as the gastric sleeve, have been proven effective for achieving significant weight loss, and for helping patients maintain a healthy weight over time. 

If you’re considering weight loss surgery, AdventHealth Heart of Florida, formerly Heart of Florida Regional Medical Center, our weight care team can help you understand your options and develop a treatment plan tailored to your unique goals.  

Our Bariatric Surgery and Metabolic Medicine team offers support after your procedure to help you maintain your newer, lighter whole-person health.

Understand Your Weight Loss Surgery Options

If you’re looking for a Florida weight loss center, the care you need may be right around the corner. Conveniently located in Davenport, our center offers a minimally invasive technique known as gastric sleeve surgery. 

At AdventHealth Heart of Florida, gastric sleeve surgery is a safe and effective option for many weight loss candidates.

This procedure reduces the size of your stomach by removing 85% of it. Your body will then produce less appetite hormone (ghrelin), so when you eat, you’ll also feel fuller, faster.

Your gastric sleeve surgery will last an average of one to two hours. Your AdventHealth Heart of Florida hospital stay will likely be only one to two days. You’ll also be able to return to work in about two weeks.

End Your Battle with the Scale

The AdventHealth Heart of Florida weight loss program is about more than a number on a scale: It’s about helping you feel your best – body, mind and spirit.

You can expect to lose up to 70% of excess body weight within one year after bariatric or weight loss surgery. You’ll also likely see improvement of obesity-related health issues such as a type 2 diabetes diagnosis, hypertension, high cholesterol and sleep apnea. And you’ll feel better and more like yourself every day. 

Improve Your Overall Health

Being overweight can impact many aspects of your life, and your health. Obesity can lead to many serious health conditions, including: 
•    Cancer
•    Heart Disease
•    High Blood Pressure
•    High Cholesterol 
•    Infertility
•    Sleep Apnea  
•    Type 2 Diabetes Diagnosis 

However, the good news is that many of these conditions can be reversed with successful weight loss. Bariatric surgery at AdventHealth Heart of Florida or other surgical or medical weight loss programs can help you lose the weight and keep it off.

Get the Support You Need Throughout Your Weight Loss Journey

The AdventHealth Heart of Florida weight loss program is focused on you. We’re here, ready to greet you at one of our free educational seminars as you decide whether weight loss surgery is right for you. 

This interactive session with our bariatric team provides detailed information about the program, our surgical methods and insurance coverage, and will answer all of your questions during the seminar. We’re here to empower you to make this important life decision.

Should you choose to have weight loss surgery at AdventHealth Heart of Florida, you’ll find the same caring team at your side after your procedure. Since follow-up with your medical team is very important to your success, you’ll receive a schedule of follow-up appointments. Support groups are also available to help you along your path to wellness. Even as years pass and you meet your goals, we’ll still be here when you need us. It’s our goal to get you well and help you feel whole.

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AdventHealth Heart of Florida Weight Loss Program

Compassionate Care. Close to Home.

Shiva Seetahal, M.D., is our board-certified, fellowship-trained bariatric surgeon. He specializes in minimally invasive and laparoscopic approaches. By maintaining the highest standards of surgical weight loss management, personalized care and compassion, Dr. Seetahal is able to nurture each patient's goals through the weight-loss journey.

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Bariatric and Weight Care You Can Count On

You’ve got this, because you’ve got us. Get the expert guidance and support you need to live healthier, longer