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Robotic Weight-Loss Surgery

The Orlando Health – Health Central Hospital offers a comprehensive program for long-term weight loss. You may qualify for weight-loss surgery if you are more than 100 pounds overweight or if your body mass index ranges from 35 to 65, and you suffer from health problems such as diabetes, high blood pressure or sleep apnea. 

Award-winning Bariatric Surgery

The bariatric program at Orlando Health – Health Central Hospital recently received accreditation 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). The MBSAQIP Standards ensure patients receive care from a multidisciplinary program, not just a surgical procedure, which improves patient outcomes and long-term success.

Beyond the traditional and robotic surgery options performed at Orlando Health – Health Central, a multidisciplinary team of surgeons, nurses, registered dietitians and other medical professionals with specialized training work to ensure positive, quality outcomes for patients before and after the procedures. Support prior to surgery includes comprehensive examinations. Ongoing care following surgery includes physician appointments, and monthly support groups to encourage healthy eating habits, exercise and other lifestyle changes.

Robotic bariatric surgery offers a high level of precision and control to the surgeon while providing the potential for less blood loss, less pain, less scarring, fewer complications and a faster recovery to normal activities.*

Robotic Sleeve Gastrectomy

Sleeve gastrectomy is a relatively new procedure that removes 70–80 percent of the stomach, enabling you to lose your excess weight. Food moves faster in the new stomach pouch, and there is a significant effect on gut hormones that help you feel less hungry and fuller longer.

Your doctor may recommend this procedure if your body-mass index exceeds 40, or falls between 35 and 40 in combination with a medical condition such as diabetes or hypertension. The surgery, which is performed through small incisions, minimizes pain and usually requires just one overnight stay in the hospital. You can expect to return to normal activities within 1–2 weeks.

Robotic Duodenal Switch

The duodenal switch procedure, also known as malabsorptive weight loss, makes the stomach smaller and allows food to bypass part of the small intestine, so that you absorb fewer calories.

On average, you can expect to lose 70–80 percent of your excess body weight following the surgery, and keep it off by maintaining a healthy lifestyle.

This procedure boasts a small 5–8 percent chance of regaining the weight, and a 99.7 percent reduction of non-insulin-dependent diabetes.

Our experienced surgeons are among the only ones in Central Florida to perform this surgery robotically and laparoscopically, using small incisions, meaning your pain will be minimized and recovery time shortened.  You can expect to return to normal activities within 1–2 weeks.

Preparation for either of these surgeries includes a two-week liquid diet leading up to the procedure. Following surgery, you will need to follow specific eating guidelines.