Options for weight loss at Celebration Health in Central Florida

Weight Loss Surgery

With more than 6,000 surgeries performed to date, the Florida Hospital Celebration Health Obesity Medicine and Surgery Institute 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.

The program is accredited by the American College of Surgeons with the American
Society for Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery as a quality program (MBSAQIP).

The Florida Hospital Celebration Health Obesity Medicine and Surgery Institute offers five 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 are available:

Adjustable Gastric Band

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.

Gastric Sleeve

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 Obesity Medicine and Surgery Institute at Florida Hospital Celebration Health have lost 60% to 80% of their excess weight as a result.

Roux-en-Y Gastric Bypass

In this procedure, surgeons at the Obesity 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.

Duodenal Switch

This surgical option reduces the amount of food that the stomach can hold and decreases the amount of nutrients and calories that are digested and absorbed. The Duodenal Switch (DS) procedure removes most of the stomach, leaving a long narrow tube. The bowel is then bypassed in such a way that your metabolism is positively affected and the way the body handles calories is changed.


 

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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 Florida Hospital Celebration Health Obesity Medicine and Surgery Institute will be happy to answer all your questions at one of our FREE Bariatric Information Sessions.