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Bariatric Surgery

Bariatric Surgery

Hialeah Hospital offers a comprehensive approach to weight loss with a proven record of successful outcomes and superior care. Through a combination of state-of-the-art surgical techniques, education, exercise, and support, our weight loss specialists can help you reclaim your health and lose weight quickly.

Bariatric Surgery

651 East 25th Street
Hialeah, Florida 33013
305-693-6100

Eating Healthy

Bariatric Surgery Services

  • Gastric Bypass: malabsorptive procedure that constructs a pathway from the stomach to the small intestine to avoid nutrient and caloric absorption.
  • Sleeve Gastrectomy: restrictive procedure that removes a large portion of the lower stomach, creating a long, tubular structure to limit food intake.
  • Adjustable Gastric Band: also known as LAP-BAND®, the procedure involves placing an adjustable band around the top part of the stomach to create a small pouch for food.
  • Bariatric Revision Surgery: a revision procedure may take place if the initial surgery was not a success or an alternative procedure is optimal. 

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Benefits of Weight Loss Surgery

Our comprehensive approach to weight loss can help you achieve your weight loss goals and help you live a healthier life. Health conditions that may resolve or improve with weight loss surgery include:

  • Diabetes
  • High blood pressure
  • Sleep apnea
  • Joint pain
  • Infertility
  • Fatty liver

Am I a Candidate for Weight Loss (Bariatric) Surgery?

Qualifications for weight loss surgery include:

  • Your BMI is 40 or higher.
  • Your BMI is 35 or higher and you also suffer from one or more health problems such as type II diabetes or hypertension.
  • Your BMI is between 30 and 35 and you also have significant weight induced comorbidities.
  • You have been overweight for more than 5 years.
  • Your serious attempts to lose weight have had only short-term success.
  • You do not have any other disease that may have caused your obesity.
  • You are prepared to make substantial changes in your eating habits and lifestyle.
  • You do not drink alcohol in excess.

Check your body mass index (BMI)

Weight loss and health benefits vary from patient-to-patient. Consult with your physician about the benefits and risks of weight loss surgery.