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With more than 2,000 surgeries performed to date, the Metabolic Medicine and Surgery Institute at Florida Hospital Celebration Health has a global reputation for excellence in weight loss surgery and weight management. Our experts have created a facility that is patient-centric, with the state-of-the-art technologies and procedures you need to get rid of the excess weight and keep it off.
Our program at the Metabolic Medicine and Surgery Institute is truly one of a kind. In fact, it has been recognized as the only American Society of Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery Center of Excellence in Central Florida and is one of the few nationwide to receive this honor. Our program is also the first and only bariatric program in Central Florida to receive the Gold Seal of Approval in healthcare.
The Metabolic Medicine and Surgery Institute at Florida Hospital Celebration Health offers three different procedures. The type of surgery depends on your circumstances. Your doctors will review all of your options and answer your questions before scheduling your procedure.
If surgery is recommended, the following procedures may be employed:
Also known as LAP-BAND, this surgery uses a small band placed around the top portion of the stomach to reduce its size. Since the band is adjustable, it can be readjusted to control the rate of weight loss. In contrast to the sleeve, there is no cutting or stapling involved, so the procedure can easily be reversed.
By stapling the stomach to reduce its size by as much as 85%, weight loss is achieved by reducing the amount of food that can be ingested at one time. Patients who have undergone this procedure at the Metabolic Medicine and Surgery Institute at Florida Hospital Celebration Health have lost 60% to 80% of their excess weight as a result.
In this procedure, surgeons at the Metabolic Medicine and Surgery Institute will create a new stomach pouch by dividing the top portion of the stomach from the rest. The new stomach is then connected to the small intestine. In most cases, weight loss is about 60% of excess body weight after five years.
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Deciding to undergo a weight loss procedure can be one of the most important decisions you can make and it can drastically improve the quality of your life by reducing the complications of obesity. The weight loss and management professionals at the Metabolic Medicine and Surgery Institute at Florida Hospital Celebration Health will be happy to answer all your questions at one of our FREE Bariatric Information Sessions.