We Specialize in Leading-Edge Bariatric Procedures
Our highly skilled team of weight-loss and bariatric specialists offers comprehensive bariatric surgery care with advanced treatments and surgical techniques that reduce the amount of consumed food and the digestion and absorption of calories. Your surgeon will speak with you about the benefits of each procedure and which one may be the best fit for your lifestyle.
Sleeve gastrectomy is popular because it doesn’t bypass the small intestine and has minimal long-term complications. It works best for people with lower BMIs who can increase their physical activity.
Gastric bypass surgery reduces the stomach to one or two ounces and reroutes food into the first part of the small intestine. It works by several mechanisms that increase energy expenditure and changes in digestive hormones.
The duodenal switch procedure decreases stomach size and bypasses much of the small intestine. It reduces the absorption of fats and proteins and requires long-term adherence to vitamins and supplements.
The gastric balloon is an FDA-approved, non-surgical treatment for weight loss. While the balloon is temporary, it limits the amount of food you can eat to help you maintain a healthy weight over time.
Schedule a Lap-Band® evaluation if you feel you didn't meet your weight-loss goal or keep it off, want to understand why your previous procedure didn't work or if you’d like to discuss options with our team.
Revisions and Conversions
We offer options for people who previously had bariatric surgery that didn't work properly. Such conditions include band slippage or blockage, weight regain or severe heartburn and reflux.
Supporting Your Teen’s Long-Term Wellness
Weight loss can be challenging at every age, and for teens, obesity can affect their physical and mental health. If your teen has tried different weight-loss methods for severe obesity without success, adolescent bariatric surgery and lifestyle changes can help them achieve better health.
We know that choosing a surgical solution for your teen is a big decision. Together with your family, our experienced team will guide you through a comprehensive evaluation, answer your questions and explain your options to determine the best path forward.
Hear Our Bariatric Patients’ Stories and See Their Transformations
A Rubik’s cube enthusiast and CrossFit athlete, Caitlyn lost more than 200 pounds after laparoscopic gastric bypass surgery at AdventHealth Tampa. She no longer deals with sleep apnea or joint pain and can work even harder in the CrossFit box. “I don’t feel left out anymore,” she said. See her transformation and watch her amazing story.
Amber decided to have gastric bypass surgery to improve her quality of life. After years of yo-yo dieting, she was ready for a change. She wanted to be an active mother and feel more confident at work. Before surgery, Amber had diabetes, high blood pressure and high cholesterol. After losing 120 pounds after her procedure, she’s been able to stop taking medications, and her overall health has improved significantly. See her transformation and hear her amazing story.
After multiple diets and exercise regimens, Heidi decided to have bariatric surgery when her primary care doctor recommended it. Before her surgery, Heidi struggled with self-esteem and her mental health. She said she feels good every day now, and the surgery gave her the confidence to change her life, like going back to school and pursuing a new career. See her transformation and hear her amazing story.
Meet Our Team of Bariatric Surgeons
Each of our hospitals has a dedicated team of accomplished bariatric surgeons to help guide your weight-loss journey.