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Weight Loss Surgery 2018-11-08T09:52:31+00:00

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.

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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.

FREE WEIGHT LOSS SURGERY SEMINARS

Are you wondering if you are a candidate for bariatric surgery? Get answers to your most pressing questions at one of our FREE seminars led by fellowship-trained bariatric surgeons. During the seminar, you will learn about:

  • Criteria for bariatric surgery and how to start the process
  • The different types of weight loss surgery options and how they work – gastric bypass, gastric banding, gastric sleeve and robotic surgery
  • The benefits and risks of each type of surgery
  • What to expect after surgery

It only takes about a minute to register for our free weight-loss surgery seminars! Choose a date and click “register now” to sign up. All seminars run from 7-8:00pm*.

*Please note that dates and times are subject to change.

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TYPES OF SURGICAL OPTIONS

gastric bypass surgeryThrough Roux-en Y gastric bypass (weight loss) surgery, surgeons change the configuration of the stomach and small intestine to reduce the amount of food patients can eat and digest. For patients who meet certain criteria, gastric bypass surgery can be performed using minimally invasive (laparoscopic) techniques. This approach can potentially reduce blood loss, trauma to muscles and other tissue, risk of infection, length of stay in the hospital, and pain and recovery time.

The typical hospital stay for gastric bypass surgery is three days. Patients generally are able to return to work after a few weeks of recovery.

gastric banding surgeryIn the adjustable gastric banding procedure, surgeons place an adjustable, silicone band around the upper part of the stomach to reduce the amount of food the stomach can hold. The adjustment process can be done as an outpatient procedure in a matter of minutes and helps drive the rate of weight loss. This less invasive approach does not involve stomach stapling, cutting, or intestinal rerouting. Adjustable gastric banding is the only adjustable and reversible surgical weight loss option currently available in the United States.
gastric sleeve surgeryThis type of weight loss surgery is also referred to as sleeve gastrectomy. In this minimally-invasive procedure, surgeons re-form the stomach into a narrow banana shape by stapling off a large section of the organ. Gastric sleeve allows patients to lose weight by restricting the amount of food they can eat and preventing production of a hormone produced in the gastrointestinal tract associated with hunger.

Robotic weight loss surgery is less invasive than open surgery. Rather than one long abdominal incision, there are just a few small incisions—causing less trauma to tissue. It is also a particularly good option for patients who are severely obese, thanks to the increased vision and dexterity that the system allows.

The potential benefits of robotic surgery for weight loss include:

  • Less pain
  • Faster recovery
  • Less scarring
  • Quicker return to normal activity
  • Fewer complications

To find out if you are a candidate, talk to your physician.

MEET THE TEAM

Our team of weight loss doctors is committed to guiding and supporting you before, during, and after your surgery. They will prepare you for the changes to come and help you achieve your desired result. Our team includes:

  • Bariatric surgeons
  • Registered nurses
  • Psychologist
  • Registered dietitians
  • Cardiologist
  • Pulmonologist
  • Gastroenterologist
  • Sleep diagnostician
  • Fitness educator
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PHYSICIANS

Seun Sowemimo, MD, FACS

Seun Sowemimo, MD, FACS

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

Val Prokurat, MD, DO

Val Prokurat, MD, DO

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

Michael Donaire, M.D. MD

Michael Donaire, M.D.

Bariatric Surgery, Surgery - General, Surgery - Weight Loss

Bennet Togbe, M.D.

Bennet Togbe, M.D.

Bariatric Surgery, Surgery - General, Surgery - Weight Loss

Ragui Sadek, M.D., F.A.C.S.

Ragui Sadek, M.D., F.A.C.S.

Bariatric Surgery, Surgery - General, Surgery - Weight Loss

Ayotunde Adeyeri, M.D.

Ayotunde Adeyeri, M.D.

Bariatric Surgery, Surgery - General, Surgery - Weight Loss

Lora Melman, M.D. LM

Lora Melman, M.D.

Bariatric Surgery, Surgery - General, Surgery - Weight Loss

Earl Noyan, M.D.

Earl Noyan, M.D.

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

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Cathy L.

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Kelly

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FAQs

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

  • Body mass index (BMI) greater than 40 (100 pounds over ideal weight)
  • BMI of 35 or greater with complications related to obesity, such as hypertension or diabetes

To determine if you are candidate for robotic weight loss surgery, it’s best to make 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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