Bariatrics is a medical specialty that focuses on weight loss, including the treatment and prevention of obesity. A bariatric physician is a doctor with expertise in medically assisted weight loss, nutrition, exercise and behavioral therapy. Meanwhile, a bariatric surgeon is a doctor who specializes in performing weight-loss surgeries such as gastric bypass.
Obesity is a serious disease that affects your mobility and puts you at increased risk for conditions such as diabetes, asthma, hypertension, back pain, sleep disorders, depression and more. As our patients lose weight, many of them experience an improvement or complete reversal of some of these problems – specifically high blood pressure, diabetes and infertility.
At AdventHealth Medical Group, our bariatric specialists apply a multidisciplinary approach to obesity care, treating patients of all ages and degrees of obesity with tailor-made programs while focusing on lifestyle therapies and anti-obesity medications as appropriate. Our team includes globally recognized surgeons, dietitians, counselors, exercise physiologists, psychologists and more to help you overcome even the most complicated situations and get back to a healthier you. Additional specialties include pregnancy weight management and pediatric weight management.
Weight loss surgery requires a lifelong commitment to healthy eating and an active lifestyle in order to maintain an ideal weight going forward. Our specialists will link you to the education, support groups, cooking classes, spiritual support, exercise classes, and online resources you need to achieve and maintain the healthiest lifestyle possible.