Gastroenterology, general and weight loss surgery in Greater Kissimmee
At HCA Florida Poinciana Surgical Specialists, our aim is to make you feel cared for and understood. We take the time to answer all of your questions with honesty, patience and compassion. After all, you are why we are here and why we do what we do. We hope you choose to partner with us along the road to better health and wellbeing.
Our practitioners foster an environment built on openness and trust where you can feel comfortable asking questions and finding the knowledge and relief you need. We perform a range of procedures, including weight loss surgery and colonoscopies.
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About HCA Florida Poinciana Surgical Specialists
Medical Specialty Group at Poinciana is now HCA Florida Poinciana Surgical Specialists.
Surgical care we offer
We take a patient-centered approach to provide comprehensive, individualized surgical expertise. We treat you with compassion and utmost respect by communicating with you to develop a close relationship with our staff and physicians. Our goal is for you to leave with a better understanding of your condition and treatment options.
General surgery procedures
We believe in using a multidisciplinary approach to provide quality healthcare. Our team of medical professionals work together to care for you before, during and after your treatment. Our surgical procedures include the following:
- Abdominal pain/constipation treatment
- Acid reflux and ulcer treatment
- Breast cancer surgery
- Feeding tube placement
- Gallbladder surgery
- Hemorrhoids treatment
- Laparoscopic and open hernia repairs
- Liver disorder treatment
- Minimally invasive/laparoscopic surgery
- Prostate disease
- Stereotactic breast biopsy
- Upper endoscopy
Weight loss surgery
Our physicians work with specially trained staff to provide a comprehensive approach to bariatric weight loss surgery. Patients can expect friendly and knowledgeable staff providing one-on-one assistance, preoperative preparation and postoperative care and support.
We offer the following laparoscopic weight loss procedures:
- Mini-gastric bypass
- Sleeve gastrectomy
- Conversion of prior procedures (e.g., lap band or sleeve gastrectomy)
- Revisional bariatric surgery
Are you a candidate for weight loss surgery?
Patients must qualify medically to have bariatric surgery. This means being currently healthy enough for bariatric procedures. While only a physician or surgeon can give you a complete medical evaluation, the criteria listed here should help you get started. Additionally, our bariatric surgeons can provide more details regarding your specific condition during a private consultation.
The National Institute of Health (NIH) and the American Society for Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery (ASMBS) recommend the following qualification standards:
- BMI ≥ 40, or more than 100 pounds overweight
- BMI ≥ 35 and at least two obesity-related comorbidities, such as type 2 diabetes, hypertension, sleep apnea and other respiratory disorders, non-alcoholic fatty liver disease, osteoarthritis, lipid abnormalities, gastrointestinal disorders or heart disease
- Inability to achieve a healthy weight loss sustained for a period of time with prior weight loss efforts
What is body mass index (BMI)?
BMI takes into account height and weight and is not dependent on gender. Although BMI does not take into account the percentage of body fat, many argue it is the best measure that doesn't rely strictly on body fat.
BMI is calculated by dividing an individual's weight (kg) by the individual's height (meters squared). The formula is: weight (kg)/height squared (m2).
How do I get started?
Simply schedule a consultation appointment with one of our physicians. You will have the opportunity to meet our surgeons and ask questions.
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