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Bariatric Weight Loss Services

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Losing weight can be a frustrating and challenging task. And, if you've tried fad diets with no real results, you may want to consider weight loss surgery at Florida Hospital Dade City. Our team of specialists will help you along your weight loss journey. We understand that surgery alone is not the answer. You'll need a full support team to help you succeed before and after surgery and we're here to help.

To help you decide if weight loss surgery is right for you, we offer online and in-person physician weight loss surgery seminars. These seminars will provide education on the types of procedures we perform, expected results and lifestyle changes that lead to successful weight loss. During our live seminars, you'll have the opportunity to get answers to your questions about weight loss surgery from a bariatric surgeon.

Our Services

Because every patient's needs are unique, our surgeon performs a variety of weight loss procedures including:

  • Vertical sleeve gastrectomy
  • Gastric band removal
  • Gastric band conversion to sleeve gastrectomy

Benefits of Weight Loss

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), more than one third of American adults are morbidly obese, resulting in related conditions such as heart disease, stroke, type 2 diabetes and certain types of cancer. 

Losing excess weight will decrease your risk factor for:
  • Type 2 diabetes
  • Stroke
  • High blood pressure and heart disease
  • Sleep apnea
  • Joint issues, such as arthritis
  • Digestive disorders, such as acid reflux or GERD
  • Fertility and pregnancy issues
  • Certain types of cancer, such as breast, colon and uterine

Other weight loss benefits include:

  • Longer life expectancy
  • Positive self-image
  • Increased libido
  • Better outlook on life
  • More active, healthier lifestyle

What Is Vertical Sleeve Gastrectomy?

Vertical sleeve gastrectomy, also known as gastric sleeve surgery, is one of the newer types of weight loss surgery.

Gastric sleeve surgery is a non-reversible procedure performed under general anesthesia and takes between one to two hours. Your procedure is performed laparoscopically through five small incisions in your abdomen. During this procedure, your surgeon utilizes a small camera called a laparoscope to remove about 75% of your stomach to create the shape of a tube or sleeve. The remaining portion of your stomach is sealed with staples.

Because your stomach is much smaller, you fill up quicker and eat less. And unlike other procedures that result in malabsorption, this procedure is restrictive, meaning your body will still be able to absorb the essential vitamins and minerals that it needs.


Following surgery, the average candidate can expect to lose fifty to eighty percent of their excess body weight over the first six months to one year. On average, this is equivalent to 100 pounds in the first year following your procedure.

After your recovery, certain lifestyle changes should be followed to ensure weight loss success. These behavior modifications include:

  • Regular exercise 
  • Eating a healthy diet
  • Eating slowly
  • Do not eat and drink at the same time
  • Consuming small quantities of food at one time

What Is Revision Surgery?

If you had a band procedure and have experienced complications from your surgery, or have not successfully achieved significant weight loss results from your initial surgery, laparoscopic sleeve gastrectomy may be a viable option for you. Scheduling a consultation with our bariatric surgeon is the first step to determine if this procedure is right for you.

To Learn More

To learn more about our Florida Hospital Dade City Weight Loss Surgery Program, contact our Bariatric Care Coordinator at (352) 521-1170 or visit

Patient results may vary. Consult your physician about the benefits and risks of weight loss surgery.