Empowering You to Reach Your Goals
You’re not new to diet and exercise. You’ve done the classes and the food logs and joined all the gyms. But sometimes, the traditional avenues aren’t enough, which may lead you to consider weight-loss surgery — a proven and effective treatment option many people use to reach their goals.
Our team at AdventHealth Parker, is here to answer all your questions about bariatric surgery at our weight-loss clinic. Our team will help you understand whether medical weight loss (non-surgical programs) or surgery is right for you. We’ll treat your body, mind and spirit at every step to help you achieve lasting success.
Weight-Loss Support at Every Step
Weight-loss surgery is a big step, and you won’t have to go it alone. Rest easy knowing our team of bariatric surgeons and specialists is here for you.
- An Expert Team You Can Trust
- Nationally Recognized Bariatric Care
- Choose From Minimally Invasive Options
- Support Before and After Surgery
- Compassionate, Ongoing Support Groups
You Have Questions, We Have Answers
You’re doing your research, and we’re here to help. Whether you want to know weight-loss surgery requirements or what to expect during your recovery, we have the information you need.
Question: Am I a candidate for bariatric surgery?Answer:
To have bariatric surgery, you must meet certain guidelines, including:
Question: Does insurance cover the procedure and other counseling and support?Answer:
Most insurance companies offer benefits for bariatric surgery at AdventHealth Parker. But we recommend checking with your specific insurance provider. We also have a self-pay option.
If you qualify for surgery, your nutritional and behavioral aftercare is free of charge.
Question: When can I schedule my bariatric surgery at AdventHealth Parker?Answer:
Before you schedule a surgery date, you must receive evaluations from our experts in nutrition and psychological health. Your insurance company may also require you to take certain nutrition classes to qualify for surgery.
Question: What should I expect during my first visit?Answer:
We provide all services via telehealth consultations, making it easier and more convenient for you. At your first visit, you’ll complete a nutritional evaluation with our registered dietitian. You’ll then complete a full psychological evaluation with a psychologist who specializes in bariatric surgery.
Question: What changes should I make to my lifestyle before and after surgery?Answer:
Starting right now, small steps to improve your health can go a long way toward successful weight-loss surgery. Our nutrition and behavioral health experts will guide you on the specifics.
Question: Can I get pregnant after weight-loss surgery?Answer:
Yes, you can get pregnant after weight-loss surgery. However, you’ll want to wait at least 12 to 18 months after your procedure. Your weight must be stable for at least a year to keep you and your baby healthy.
Find Your Weight-Loss Surgery Center
Formerly known as Parker Adventist Hospital
Hours Information:This location is open 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.
Whole-Person Bariatric Care for Every Body
Our multidisciplinary team of bariatric specialists has you covered, from your first consultation to life after surgery. Let us guide you, support you and be your biggest cheerleader as you enjoy a life of better health, more joy and greater confidence.