Weight loss doctors in Port Charlotte, Florida
For many people, diet and exercise do not produce significant weight loss results. The Fawcett Weight Loss Surgery Center at Fawcett Memorial Hospital offers bariatric surgery options to meet your unique needs and lead you to sustained weight loss.
For a physician referral to Fawcett Weight Loss Surgery Center, please call (888) 685-1599.
Candidates for weight loss surgery
Weight loss surgery may be an option for people who are significantly overweight or obese. When fat accumulates and exceeds the body's skeletal and physical standards, obesity develops.
Bariatric surgery may benefit people who have a body mass index (BMI) of 40 or higher or a BMI of 35 or more with a weight-related condition.
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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Advanced surgical weight loss solutions
Fawcett Memorial Hospital was awarded the Patient Safety Excellence Award from Healthgrades in 2018 and 2019. This means our facility ranks in the top 10 percent of hospitals in the nation for patient safety.
We've helped many patients, who were once obese, achieve sustained weight loss through bariatric surgery. We offer advanced surgical options, so you and your doctor can decide which one best meets your needs and goals.
Roux-en-Y gastric bypass
Roux-en-Y gastric bypass is a procedure that creates a smaller stomach pouch out of a portion of the stomach and attaching it to the small intestine. This surgery enables the patient to feel full after eating smaller amounts of food. This procedure is known as the gold standard of surgical weight loss procedures, by which all other bariatric procedures are measured against.
This procedure offers patients many benefits, including:
- Loss of 60 to 80 percent of excess weight
- Improvement or resolution of diseases, such as diabetes
- Smaller incisions than with traditional surgery
- Low long-term complication rates
Sleeve gastrectomy involves the removal of 75 to 80 percent of the stomach, leaving a banana-shaped, tubular stomach. The functional volume of the stomach is significantly reduced, but the passage of the food stream is not altered. This not only restricts the amount of food that can be eaten but also causes changes in the production of certain gastrointestinal hormones that reduce hunger and appetite.
Comparative studies show the gastric sleeve is equally as effective as gastric bypass in terms of weight loss and diabetes improvement/remission in the short term, but long term data is lacking.
Weight loss support
Success after bariatric surgery requires the dedication and commitment of the patient. Our team provides the encouragement and support patients need to succeed.
We spend time with every patient to explain each facet of bariatric surgery, such as:
- Follow-up care and adjustments
- Monthly support group
- Nutrition and diet changes
- Psychological preparation
Our weight loss center location
The Fawcett Weight Loss Surgery Center is located on the Fawcett Memorial Hospital campus.
Our address is:
21298 Olean Blvd.
Port Charlotte, Florida 33952