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BayCare Health System offers expert surgeons, convenient facilities, comprehensive services and tremendous support to all of our weight loss surgical patients. For more information, visit

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  1. 1. We’re with you, every step of the way. BayCare Health Locations Mease Dunedin Hospital You, Transformed. St. Anthony’s Hospital System offers: St. Joseph’s Hospital South Florida Baptist Hospital • Expert surgeons, all specializing Carillon Surgery Center Find Your Way Back in weight loss procedures Physicians Surgery Center To A Healthy Life Physicians • Surgical facilities conveniently Richard L. DiCicco, M.D. located throughout the Tampa David Echevarria, M.D. John Paul Gonzalvo, D.O. Bay area Richard Gordon, M.D. Kevin Huguet, M.D. • Comprehensive services Tiffany Jessee, D.O. with everything you may Theodore Small, M.D. need, from behavioral health Contact assessment to sleep studies to (866) 310-7040 diabetes education • Information sessions and ongoing support groups BC100159-0410
  2. 2. Weight Loss Surgery The sleeve is about the size of a banana. This procedure limits the amount of food you can How will you know which weight loss surgery eat and helps you feel full sooner. It allows is best for you? The type of procedure for normal digestion and absorption. Food performed is based on the potential presence consumed passes through the digestive tract of one or more disorders or diseases, health in the usual order, allowing it to be fully issues and lifestyle, but the decision is absorbed in the body. The majority of sleeve ultimately yours. gastrectomies use a laparoscopic technique, • Adjustable Gastric Banding which is considered minimally invasive. Adjustable gastric banding is a procedure in which a band is placed around the uppermost Support and Services part of the stomach, separating it into a small You will find assistance all the way though portion and a large portion. The diameter your journey, to ensure your continuing of the band is adjustable for a customized success. When you attend a support group, weight-loss rate, as your individual needs can you’re surrounded by people who understand change as you lose weight. To modify the size the goals you have. You’ll receive up-to-date of the band, its inner surface can be inflated information, and have the opportunity to or deflated with a saline solution. The band is discuss personal or professional issues that connected by tubing to an access port, which is arise from the consequences of surgery. placed well below the skin. After the operation, Support groups are a valuable place for weight the surgeon can control the amount of saline loss patients to meet and discuss behavioral in the band by entering the port with a fine changes and ongoing lifestyle changes - share needle through the skin. your story and learn from others who have undergone the same transformation. Following • Gastric Bypass weight loss surgery, patients are faced not only Gastric bypass surgery makes the stomach with new eating and drinking behaviors, but smaller and allows food to bypass part of also difficulty in making sense of the role food the small intestine. Stapling creates a small plays in their lives. stomach pouch. The remainder of the stomach Support sessions can increase the chances is not removed, but is completely stapled shut of short- and long-term success following and divided from the stomach pouch. You will bariatric surgery. Regardless of where you are feel full more quickly than when your stomach in the process - just considering surgery or post was its original size, which reduces the amount weight loss procedure - you are welcome to of food eaten and thus the calories consumed. attend the sessions. Topics can include dealing Bypassing part of the intestine also results in with not only nutritional and physical health, fewer calories being absorbed. but also emotional, mental, psychological and • Sleeve Gastrectomy spiritual well-being. Significant others are also encouraged to attend. During a sleeve gastrectomy, a thin vertical sleeve of stomach is created using a stapling device, and the rest of the stomach is removed.