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Weight-loss Surgery Program

Obesity is on the rise in adults and children alike. For some, lifestyle change may help them control their weight. Those who are moderately overweight may have success with dieting. But diets are ineffective 99 percent of the time for those who are severely obese. For these individuals, surgery may be the solution.

Since 1991, the National Institutes of Health has supported weight-loss surgery — or bariatric surgery — as a viable treatment option for obesity. At South Miami Hospital, we offer three weight-loss surgery procedures:

Gastric Bypass - reduces the size of your stomach and reroutes the digestive system (the gold standard for bariatric surgery)

Adjustable Gastric Band - reduces the volume of your stomach so food intake is restricted

Gastric Sleeve - reduces the volume of your stomach so food intake is restricted

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