Weight loss surgery in Tampa
For some, maintaining a healthy weight can be a lifelong struggle. When you've exhausted all of your options and you're ready to make a commitment to a new lifestyle, our surgical weight loss practice can help.
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About HCA Florida Surgical Weight Loss Specialists
Florida Surgical Weight Loss Centers is now HCA Florida Surgical Weight Loss Specialists. We continue to provide your community with high-quality bariatric surgical options that will lead to a healthier lifestyle.
Weight loss surgery specialists
Are you experiencing difficulties losing weight and keeping it off? If so, bariatric surgery may be an option for you. Led by a team of highly specialized bariatric surgeons, HCA Florida Surgical Weight Loss Specialists offer comprehensive, individualized weight management programs designed to help you achieve long-term weight loss. We go far beyond the weight loss surgery procedure to provide you with a life-improving program that includes personalized nutritional, physical activity and emotional guidance, as well as ongoing support. Our multidisciplinary weight loss surgery team of health care professionals is here to help you maximize your weight loss surgery results.
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Designated for quality in bariatric surgery
Our surgical weight loss centers have also been designated as an Aetna Institute™ of Quality in Bariatric Surgery Facility for meeting and/or exceeding the following criteria:
- Significant experience in bariatric surgery, performing a minimum of 125 procedures in the most recent calendar year
- Evidence-based and recognized standards for clinical outcomes, processes of care and patient safety
- Ongoing follow-up programs and support for bariatric surgery patients
- Adherence to Aetna’s standards for member access to the facility and Aetna participating providers
- Demonstration of efficiency in providing care based on overall cost of care, readmission rates and comprehensiveness of program
Weight loss surgical procedures
We offer the latest in surgical treatment for weight loss including:
Biliopancreatic diversion with duodenal switch gastric bypass
In this procedure, a small portion of the stomach is removed (similar to a sleeve gastrectomy), and most of the small intestine is bypassed. By involving sleeve gastrectomy and intestinal bypass, you feel fuller faster and reduce the amount of food you can consume. While it is one of the more complex procedures, it results in the highest (80 percent) and longest-lasting, long-term weight loss. It also significantly improves or even resolves Type 2 diabetes, gastric reflux, hypertension and sleep apnea.
Gastric bypass surgery (Roux-en-Y gastric bypass)
Involves making the stomach smaller and bypassing part of the small intestine. This is both a restrictive (restricting the amount of food you eat) and a malabsorptive (decreasing the number of calories you absorb) procedure. One of the most common bariatric surgeries, it offers 75 percent weight loss and significantly improves or completely resolves Type 2 diabetes, gastric reflux, hypertension and sleep apnea.
Sleeve gastrectomy (sometimes called "vertical sleeve gastrectomy")
Involves removing 75 to 80 percent of the stomach. As the most common weight loss surgery and restrictive procedure, it works because the stomach is smaller and the "hunger hormones" in the gastrointestinal tract are decreased. This means you can eat less, and your appetite is reduced. It offers significant long-term weight loss of greater than 65 percent but also improves or resolves Type 2 diabetes, hypertension and sleep apnea.
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