Bariatrics and Weight Management in Tampa Bay
Weight loss is an extremely personal journey for every individual. Unique bodies require unique treatment plans when it comes to shedding pounds. While many people may find success with traditional approaches to weight loss such as diet, exercise or medication, those with severe obesity may require surgery to lose weight and reduce the risks of comorbidities such as diabetes and heart disease. BayCare Medical Group has a network of board-certified surgeons specializing in bariatric surgery located in Tampa and Plant City. Our weight loss physicians are committed to partnering with you throughout your journey as you undergo your procedure, recover and commit to a long-term lifestyle transformation.
Weight loss surgery is also known as bariatric surgery. There are different approaches to the procedure and your doctor can recommend the best treatment to fit your needs and goals. Types of weight loss surgery include:
- Gastric bypass surgery – Also called Roux-en-Y gastric bypass, this procedure involves the redirection of food to a pouch that is surgically created in the stomach; as the food bypasses certain parts of the digestive system, the body’s ability to absorb calories is reduced.
- LAP-BAND® surgery – Also called adjustable gastric banding, involves the placement of a small band around the top portion of the stomach, thus reducing the body’s ability to hold more than two ounces of food.
- Vertical sleeve gastrectomy – Also called gastric sleeve or sleeve gastrectomy, this procedure involves the removal of approximately two-thirds of the stomach, which limits the amount of food that can be consumed at one time.