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Weight Loss Surgery

Weight Loss Surgery2024-02-23T16:25:21-05:00

At the Bariatric Center at CentraState, we specialize in “afters,” providing everything you need to help you achieve sustainable weight loss: fellowship-trained, board-certified surgeons offering minimally invasive gastric sleeve, gastric bypass, and bariatric revision surgery, experienced bariatric dietitians, specially trained nursing staff and access to a bariatric fitness program to help you ease into the physical activity.

Are you ready to change your life? If you’re severely overweight and it’s starting to affect your health and daily activities, weight loss surgery could be the right choice for you. Weight loss surgery helps you to gradually lose the weight and keep it off. This can help you reduce or even eliminate health risks associated with obesity and live a healthier, happier life.

Is Weight Loss Surgery Right for You?

Are you wondering if you are a candidate for bariatric surgery? Get answers to your most pressing questions from a fellowship-trained bariatric surgeon. During the seminar, you will learn about the different types of weight loss surgery options, benefits and risks of each type of surgery, and what to expect after surgery.

WEIGHT LOSS SURGERY OPTIONS

Metabolic & Bariatric Surgery Center of Excellence

The Bariatric Center at CentraState is a Center of Excellence in Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery, a designation that shows a commitment to providing a comprehensive, safe surgical solution to obesity. CentraState’s multi-disciplinary team supports patients through every facet of the surgical weight loss process with physicians, nurses and fitness experts who are specially trained in the treatment of bariatric patients.

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BARIATRIC SURGEONS

Val Prokurat, DO

Val Prokurat, DO

Bariatric Surgery, General Surgery, Robotic Surgery, Weight Loss Surgery

Seun Sowemimo, MD, FACS

Seun Sowemimo, MD, FACS

Bariatric Surgery, General Surgery, Robotic Surgery, Weight Loss Surgery

Michael  Kammerer, MD

Michael Kammerer, MD

Bariatric Surgery, General Surgery, Robotic Surgery, Weight Loss Surgery

Earl Noyan, MD

Earl Noyan, MD

Bariatric Surgery, General Surgery, Weight Loss Surgery

Ayotunde Adeyeri, MD

Ayotunde Adeyeri, MD

Bariatric Surgery, General Surgery, Weight Loss Surgery

Bariatric Pre-operative Classes

This online program is designed to prepare individuals scheduled for bariatric surgery. We’ll cover preadmission testing, what to expect during your hospital stay, how to avoid complications and setbacks following surgery, nutrition protocols and how to find resources that support your “after”.

WEIGHT LOSS SURGERY FAQs

To be eligible for weight loss surgery, you must have a:

  • Body mass index (BMI) greater than 40
  • BMI of 35 or greater with complications related to obesity, such as hypertension or diabetes

To determine if you are a candidate for robotic weight loss surgery, watch CentraState’s on-demand videos, Is Weight Loss Surgery Right for You? We also recommend you schedule a consultation appointment with a bariatric surgeon.

Obesity is defined as an excessive amount of body fat. Individuals who are 20 percent over ideal body weight are considered obese.

Morbid obesity is not simply a result of overeating, failing to exercise, or a lack of will power. Research has shown that genetics is a significant underlying cause of obesity. Some people turn more of their calories into energy and heat, while others turn calories into fat. Morbid obesity is hereditary. If you’re morbidly obese, there’s a good chance it runs in your family.

The genetic connection with morbid obesity may explain, in part, why the success rate for non-surgical approaches to treating morbid obesity is so poor. NIH research shows that even those who lose weight gain most of it back within one year.

The health risks associated with obesity include:

  • Diabetes
  • Heart disease, high blood pressure, and stroke
  • Sleep apnea and other breathing problems
  • Back and joint problems
  • Problems with skin, urination, or menstruation
  • Depression or other mental health problems
  • Certain cancers

The health risks associated with morbid obesity can reduce life expectancy. The risk of death from diseases such as diabetes or heart attack is five to seven times greater for a morbidly obese person than for someone of normal weight.

CentraState offers patients the da Vinci Robotic Surgery System— a technologically advanced surgical assistance tool that allows our surgeons to work virtually using computer-guided, magnified, 3-D visualization. The surgeon maneuvers four arms of a highly sophisticated robot through small incisions in the patient. These arms translate the movement of the surgeon’s hands into digitally precise movements.

Robotic-assisted surgery provides the surgeon with increased control, dexterity, digital precision, and superior visualization—all at the same time.

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