Weight loss surgery in Citrus County, Florida
Obesity can lead to a shorter life span and increased risk of developing certain types of cancer, high blood pressure, high cholesterol, osteoarthritis, acid reflux, sleep apnea and Type 2 diabetes. Weight loss surgery can prevent, and sometimes reverse, these obesity-related health conditions.
The highly trained bariatric surgeons at Citrus Memorial Hospital are here to help you on your path to a healthier life. We provide elite surgical weight loss solutions, such as gastric sleeve or gastric bypass procedures, to the Inverness, Florida area.
For more information about our weight loss surgery program, please call our Consult-A-Nurse® team any time at (352) 637-3337.
What is bariatric surgery?
Bariatric surgery refers to a variety of surgical weight loss procedures. It serves as a tool, not cosmetic surgery, to help anyone whose life and well-being is threatened by obesity.
Should you consider weight loss surgery?
Bariatric surgery is an option if you:
- Are 100 pounds or more over your healthy body weight
- Have a body mass index (BMI) of 40 or higher
- Have a BMI of 35 to 39.9 with a diagnosed weight-related health problem, such as diabetes, high blood pressure or obstructive sleep apnea
BMI is a reliable indicator of a how much body fat a person has and is calculated based on a person's weight and height.
You can calculate your BMI using the BMI calculator below.
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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If traditional weight loss methods have been unsuccessful and you would like to explore the option of weight loss surgery, speak to your doctor about a weight loss procedure at Citrus Memorial Hospital.
Weight loss surgery services we offer at Citrus Memorial Hospital
The bariatric surgeons at our hospital in Inverness, Florida, offer multiple advanced, minimally invasive procedures for surgical weight loss.
Vertical sleeve gastrectomy
Sleeve gastrectomy, or gastric sleeve, is a surgical weight loss procedure in which a large portion of the stomach is surgically removed. This reduces the stomach to about 15 percent of its original size. Minimally invasive, advanced robotic technology is used, and no bypass is involved. This procedure provides rapid weight loss and is a preferred option for patients with higher BMIs.
Gastric bypass, also referred to as Roux-en-Y, uses both a restrictive and a malabsorptive surgery technique. This means it restricts food intake as well as the amount of calories and nutrients the body absorbs. In addition to creating a smaller stomach pouch, the surgery changes the body's normal digestive process. As a result, food bypasses a large part of the stomach and most of the small intestine.
Diet and exercise regimen
After weight loss surgery, it is absolutely essential to follow a specified eating regimen. This ensures proper healing and adequate nutrition.
Your weight loss surgeon or dietitian will prescribe post-surgery dietary guidelines and a modified exercise program. It is imperative to follow your personalized regimen to ultimately reach your weight loss goals, despite surgical help.
Immediately after your weight loss surgery, your eating habits will drastically change in ways that will have a major impact on your lifestyle—for the rest of your life. After surgery, it will generally take approximately nine to 12 weeks for you to gradually progress to eating solid foods.
Ideally, you should change your diet before bariatric weight loss surgery to develop the habit of eating healthier, eating more protein and eating smaller portions.