Bariatric physicians in Bayonet Point

Weight loss is a journey. One where only a complete approach can achieve long-term success. To help you reach your weight loss goals and achieve a healthier you, Regional Medical Center Bayonet Point provides you with a comprehensive weight management program that you can trust.

This program offers all your weight loss care in one convenient location—including physician and support services. Our specially trained dietitians, psychologists, cardiologists and sleep specialists will customize a plan to help you reach and maintain a healthy weight.

For more information about our weight loss program at Regional Medical Center Bayonet Point, call (727) 869–5500.

Comprehensive weight loss program

Maintaining a healthy weight can be a challenge. At Bayonet Point Hospital, we are here to help treat patients with obesity and obesity-related health problems. For patients that qualify, bariatric surgery—also known as weight loss surgery—may be an option to help facilitate weight loss and maintain a healthy weight.

Our state-of-the-art, minimally invasive weight loss procedures allow for faster recovery times and incredible outcomes. In addition to losing weight, many patients experience improvement with obesity-related conditions such as diabetes, sleep apnea, high blood pressure, high cholesterol and acid reflux. On average, our patients lose 75% of their excess weight. Additionally, we also provide customized meal plans and nutritional guidance, as well as medication when needed, through our medically managed program.

Candidates for bariatric surgery

Body mass index (BMI) uses a person's height and weight to determine if a person is overweight for their height.

To be a candidate for bariatric surgery, you must meet one of the criteria:

  • BMI of 40 and greater
  • BMI between 35 to 39 with related comorbidities—additional health conditions related to obesity
  • 30 to 34.9 requires a related comorbidity and diagnostic endoscopy

Calculate your BMI below to see if you are a candidate for bariatric surgery.

BMI Calculator

Body Mass Index (BMI) is a number calculated from a person's weight and height. BMI provides a reliable indicator of body fatness for most people and is used to screen for weight categories that may lead to health problems.

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Types of weight loss options we offer

To ensure you receive the procedure that is right for you, we offer a variety of options for weight loss surgery. When possible, we use robotic-assisted surgery to perform surgical procedures.

These minimally invasive procedures require fewer and smaller incisions, which means less scarring, faster recovery times and less pain. The advanced robotic technology provides our surgeons with enhanced visualization, greater dexterity, increased precision and better control of surgical instruments.

Roux-en-Y gastric bypass

During a Roux-en-Y gastric bypass, also referred to simply as a gastric bypass, there are two main changes to the stomach. First, similar to a gastric sleeve, a smaller stomach pouch is created. Next, the smaller gastric pouch is then connected to a lower portion of the digestive tract, bypassing the rest of the stomach and most of the small intestine. This restricts food intake and the amount of calories and nutrients the body can absorb, resulting in weight loss.

Vertical sleeve gastrectomy

During a vertical sleeve gastrectomy, also referred to as a gastric sleeve, the stomach is reduced to 85 percent of its capacity. With the stomach only able to hold a smaller amount of food, patients feel fuller faster and longer. This results in a calorie reduction which causes the patient to lose weight.

Bariatric revision surgery

Many individuals experience long term weight loss success with their first bariatric surgery. However, some patients may find that they are not losing weight, or not losing as much weight as they would like. There are several reasons this can happen, one of the most common being the enlargement of the stomach after surgery.

We are now able to use a non-invasive procedure that is performed endoscopically by inserting a thin scope through the mouth. Through this scope, thin instruments will be used to place additional sutures around the stomach to decrease it to the appropriate size as recommended by your surgeon.

Bariatric surgery support services

After bariatric surgery, patients often have to make significant dietary and lifestyle changes to ensure a successful outcome. We understand that this process can be difficult, which is why we provide you with support services to help you on your journey to a healthier life.

Behavioral health support services

Ensuring a successful weight loss surgery is more than just making physical changes. For most individuals, it is a dedication to a new lifestyle. To help you adapt, we provide access to our psychologists who are specially trained in weight loss psychology. They will help you learn the tools you need to get and stay healthy.

Nutritional support services

We understand that changing your diet can be difficult, which is why we offer access to registered dietitians. Our dietitians work with you one-on-one to provide a personalized nutrition plan that is right for you. The goal is to ensure the meal plan is easy for you to follow and maintain for continued success.

Support from cardiologists and sleep specialists

Both sleep apnea and heart disease can be complications of obesity. This is why our cardiologists and sleep specialists are here to diagnose and treat any related conditions. They will provide continued support throughout your weight loss journey.

Attend a weight management seminar

We offer weight management seminars to help you learn more about the bariatric surgical options at Regional Medical Center Bayonet Point. The seminar is led by a board-certified bariatric surgeon who will discuss our weight loss services and answer your questions about bariatric surgery.

Admission to the seminar is free; however, we ask that interested individuals please register in advance by calling (727) 869-5498.