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The Weight-Loss Support You Deserve

For your weight-loss journey, you deserve the utmost support from experts who have your whole-person health in mind. And that’s just what you’ll find here.

AdventHealth Sebring brings a medical weight-loss program to your Heartland community. The surgeon, dietitians, nurses and medical specialists in our program are here to give you hope, confidence and life-changing solutions that work for you. 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.

Guiding Your Weight-Loss Journey

We know that weight-loss surgery and other bariatric procedures are life-changing decisions that require extra thought, care and support. Our team will work with you to understand which weight-loss option best meets your needs so you can start to feel whole again.

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Whether Weight-Loss Surgery Is Right for You

If you’re considering weight-loss surgery, our weight care team at AdventHealth Sebring can help you understand your options and develop a treatment plan tailored to your unique goals.

We’ll work with you to discuss factors that could make you a candidate for weight-loss surgery or, if necessary, other options that may be a better fit. Our bariatric surgery and metabolic medicine team offer support after your procedure to help you maintain your whole-person health.

Ending Your Frustrations With the Scale

The AdventHealth Sebring weight-loss program is about more than a number on a scale: It’s about supporting your whole health. We’re here to help you feel your best in body, mind and spirit.

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

Improving Your Whole-Person 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

However, many of these conditions can be reversed with the right weight-loss care. Bariatric surgery at AdventHealth Sebring or other surgical or medical weight-loss programs can help you lose the weight and keep it off.

The Support You Deserve for Your Weight-Loss Journey

The AdventHealth Sebring weight-loss program is focused on you. We’re ready to help as you decide whether weight-loss surgery is right for you or if another option would work better.

Should you choose to have weight-loss surgery at AdventHealth Sebring, 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. Even as years pass and you meet your goals, we’ll still be here when you need us. It’s our goal to help you feel whole for the long term.

Understanding Your Weight-Loss Surgery Options 

If you’re looking for weight care options in Florida, the care you need may be right around the corner. Conveniently located in Sebring, our practice offers a whole-person approach to surgical weight loss.

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  • Bariatric Seminar: Imagine a Healthier You

    Gastric Sleeve Gastrectomy

    The gastric sleeve procedure has become a popular option in weight-loss procedures since it doesn’t involve bypassing the small intestine and has minimal long-term complications. It’s also still effective at improving or potentially resolving type 2 diabetes for many people.

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    Roux-en-Y Gastric Bypass

    The Roux-en-Y gastric bypass is a procedure that’s designed to make your stomach much smaller for significant weight loss. By enabling food to bypass much of the stomach and part of the small intestine, you’ll feel full faster, with less desire to eat, helping you maintain a stable weight.

Meet Your Bariatric Care Team

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Michael P. Latzko, MD

With nearly 10 years of experience, Dr. Latzko leads our bariatric program with a team of compassionate weight-loss specialists to assist you on your bariatric journey.

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Jasmine Westbrooks, MS, RD/LD, CDCES

Lead Diabetes Dietician

Jasmine is dedicated to your health, providing diabetes group classes, nutrition counseling for weight management and much more.

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Sol Figueroa, RDN, LDN

Diabetes Dietician

Sol provides outpatient nutrition counseling, teaching wellness through nutrition, exercise, accountability and a positive support system.

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Leading Experts, Devoted to You

Leading our bariatric care program, Dr. Latzko works with a team of medical specialists to apply a customized approach for improved well-being, emphasizing education, diet, nutrition, exercise and lifestyle changes. As a thought leader, Dr. Latzko was integral in establishing the Bariatric and Metabolic Program at AdventHealth Sebring in 2020.