Bariatric Weight Loss Services
Losing weight can be extremely difficult, and for people who have 100 pounds or more to lose, it can be even more challenging. For some, weight-loss surgery may offer a solution where other methods have failed. Bariatric surgery can be life transforming, offering individuals an opportunity to lead a more active and satisfying life.
Sebastian River Medical Center's bariatric surgery program provides education and support that begins before surgery and extends through recovery to ensure individuals are set up for success. Our bariatric surgery program includes nutrition and fitness education to provide individuals with the tools they need to maintain long-term weight loss.
Bariatric Surgery Options
Our bariatric surgeons specialize in bariatric surgery, and offer weight-loss techniques such as:
- Laparoscopic Gastric Bypass - Sebastian River Medical Center performs the Roux-en-Y gastric bypass procedure. According to the American Society for Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery and the National Institutes of Health, Roux-en-Y gastric bypass is the current gold standard procedure for weight loss surgery. It is one of the most frequently performed weight loss procedures in the United States.
- Laparoscopic Gastric Sleeve - Patients who don’t want to have a long-term implanted medical device now have another option with the laparoscopic sleeve gastrectomy or Laparoscopic Sleeve surgery. Through five small incisions, each between one and two inches long, the surgeon removes approximately 80-90 percent of the stomach. This new stomach has a total capacity of just 70 to 100 ccs, which means patients feel full or satisfied after eating only two to three ounces of food.
- Biliopancreatic Diversion With Duodenal Switch (BPD/DS) - The biliopancreatic diversion with duodenal switch (BPD/DS) is a combined surgery that makes your stomach smaller and bypasses part of your small intestine for the best-reported, long-term percentage of weight loss. All insurance companies require a BMI of equal to or greater than 35 with co-morbid conditions, or a BMI equal to or greater than 40.
- Single Anastomosis Duidanal Ileostomy (SADI) Duodenal Switch or Loop DS - The traditional duodenal switch with biliopancreatic diversion (DS/BPD) was first introduced in 1986. It is a complex bariatric surgery that has not been widely implemented despite its excellent results and long term weight reduction success. Due to this a simple version of the duodenal switch was introduced over 5 years ago, the loop DS or the SADI.
- Conversion Surgery - Your laparoscopic adjustable gastric band needs to be removed for whatever reason, then weight regain is highly likely. The laparoscopic sleeve gastrectomy, after lap band removal, is a very good surgical option for many band patients who experienced problems with a gastric band or who did not reach their weight loss goals.
- Gastric Bypass Revision - If you have had a gastric bypass, either laparoscopic or open and you were initially successful but now have experienced weight regain and are discouraged we are here to tell you there is hope for and there are options.
Attend a Free Seminar
If you would like to learn more about weight-loss surgery, please sign up for one of our free informational seminars. You may either attend in-person or view the session online. To reserve your spot in advance, call (888) 671-7762, or register online by choosing a date from the calendar section at www.srmcsurgicalweightloss.com.
*Weight loss surgery: Patient results may vary. Consult your physician about the benefits and risks of weight loss surgery.