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Weight loss surgery

Weight loss surgery, also known as bariatric surgery, is performed on patients with obesity. There are several types of bariatric procedures, but all focus on making modifications to the digestive system with the goal of significant weight loss.

Bariatric surgery to help you reach your weight loss goals

Our accredited Weight Loss Surgery Center takes a comprehensive approach to managing obesity and the accompanying health-related issues.

Our experienced physicians, surgeons and specialist will create a customized plan to support your journey toward a healthier lifestyle. To take the first step on this journey, click the Get Started Button and complete the form so our program coordinator can connect with you to review next steps and answer your questions.

Get started with your weight loss journey

Complete this form so our program coordinator can review insurance information and answer your questions.

Complete this form so our program coordinator can review insurance information and answer your questions.

HCA Florida Healthcare weight loss surgery

Watch this informational video to learn more about what weight loss surgery is and how it can improve your overall health. You will learn about the causes and effects of obesity, types of surgeries and their benefits, as well as what you can expect before, during and after a procedure.

If you would like to speak with an experienced nurse to answer any questions you may have, you can call (844) 482-4823.

Our weight loss surgery options

We offer traditional and minimally invasive weight loss surgery options and will work with you to decide which kind of procedure is right for you. Types of weight loss surgery we offer include:

  • Gastric sleeve (robotic-assisted sleeve gastrectomy) — Gastric sleeve is a weight loss surgery where part of the stomach is removed (about 80%), which limits the amount of food you can eat and reduces your appetite. This procedure is the most common type of weight loss surgery since it can also improve hypertension and Type 2 diabetes.
  • Gastric bypass (robotic-assisted Roux-en-y) — A gastric bypass procedure encourages weight loss by making the stomach smaller and bypassing part of the small intestine. This reduces food intake and also limits the amount of calories you get from eating, as the food you eat will bypass some of the stomach and small intestine, reducing absorption. This option also improves medical conditions such as hypertension and Type 2 diabetes.
  • Revisional Weight Loss Surgeries — Occasionally a secondary surgery may be recommended. Such instances include weight gain and severe reflux. One of the following may be recommended by your surgeon:
    • Duodenal switch (DS) — This procedure is recommended after sleeve gastrectomy and there has been weight gain, this includes an intestinal bypass, and reduces the amount of food you can consume by making you feel fuller, quicker. While it is one of the more complicated procedures, it also results in the longest-term weight loss.
    • Bariatric Conversion (robotic-assisted conversion) – If you have previously received a sleeve gastrectomy but did not receive the results you wanted or experience severe gastric reflux (heartburn), a conversion to a gastric bypass can be an effective alternative. This is a complex procedure, so we will work with you to make sure that it is personalized for your unique situation.

About our bariatric surgery program

Before choosing weight loss surgery, it’s important to understand the steps in the process, so you can determine if it is a good choice for you.

Qualifying for weight loss surgery

Making the decision to pursue weight loss surgery can be overwhelming, but we are here to help to navigate the process and determine whether it is the right choice for you. You may qualify for weight loss surgery if:

  • You have a body mass index (BMI) of 40 or greater
  • You have a BMI of 35 or greater, as well as an obesity-related health condition such as high-blood pressure or diabetes
  • You are not able to sustain a health body weight, even through medically supervised dieting

Patient Guide and Checklist

About our team

When you make the decision to pursue weight loss surgery, our concierge-like nurse navigator will help walk you step by step through the process since there are several factors involved, including a psychological evaluation, a nutritional assessment and documentation around past weight loss attempts. From there, you will work with our surgeon to determine the right procedure for your needs and lifestyle.

Life after bariatric surgery

Our weight loss surgery team is dedicated to helping you feel empowered and supported after your surgery. After your surgery, we work to equip you with the tools you need to lose weight and keep it off long-term. We connect you with resources that include:

  • Onsite nutrition counseling, including meal planning and education around healthy eating choices
  • Mental health support and the opportunity to connect with others who have undergone weight loss surgery
  • Support for any obesity-related health conditions such as high blood pressure and diabetes

Our Weight loss surgery Locations

Currently Viewing:

Woodmont Hospital
7201 N University Dr
Tamarac, FL 33321
 (954) 721 - 2200

Currently Viewing:

Woodmont Hospital
7201 N University Dr
Tamarac, FL 33321
 (954) 721 - 2200
Northwest Hospital
2801 N State Road 7
Margate, FL 33063
 (954) 974 - 0400

4.8 miles

University Hospital
3476 S University Dr.
Davie, FL 33328
 (954) 475 - 4400

9.3 miles