Obesity is not a personal weakness or a character flaw – it is a deadly disease that can be treated. Bariatric surgery may be an option for adults with severe obesity.
Body mass index (BMI), a measure of height in relation to weight, is used to define levels of obesity. According to the National Institute of Health, clinically severe obesity is a BMI > 40 or a BMI > 35 with a serious health problem linked to obesity. Such health problems could be type 2 diabetes, heart disease, or severe sleep apnea (when breathing stops for short periods during sleep).
Just like other chronic conditions, obesity does not have a one-size-fits-all solution. In fact, bariatric surgery encompasses a number of procedures, ranging from minimally invasive bariatric surgery, robotic assisted bariatric surgery to advanced laparoscopic surgery.
At Tenet Florida Physician Services, our physicians are specially trained in the field of bariatrics. The weight loss surgery teams at Delray Medical Center and Good Samaritan Medical Center are ready to guide you on your journey to a healthier and more active life.
Delray Medical Center is accredited as a Comprehensive Center under the Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery Accreditation and Quality Improvement Program (MBSAQIP®), a joint program of the American College of Surgeons (ACS) and the American Society for Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery (ASMBS)
Our bariatric surgeons at Tenet Florida Physician Services will work with you to determine the best surgical option to meet your specific needs.
Learn more about the surgical weight loss options we offer: