Weight loss surgery in Trinity, Florida
At Medical Center of Trinity, we offer a comprehensive weight loss program, state-of-the-art technology and private rooms. We know each patient is unique, and our surgical services team works together to meet your needs throughout your weight loss journey.
To learn more about weight loss surgery at Medical Center of Trinity, please call (727) 834-5630 for a physician referral.
At Medical Center of Trinity, our commitment to high-quality surgical care has been recognized both locally—in our Pasco, Hillsborough and Pinellas counties—and on a national level. Some of our accolades include:
- Healthgrades: Top Ten Percent in Nation for Patient Safety, Patient Safety Excellence Award 2018 and 2019
- Best of the Suncoast: 2019 Gold Winner
- Leapfrog Grade A: Fall 2018, Spring 2019, Fall 2019 recipient
Types of weight loss procedures we offer
We offer a wide range of weight loss surgery options. You and your bariatric surgeon can choose which option is most appropriate for you.
Minimally invasive bariatric surgery
Minimally invasive bariatric surgery can offer many benefits over traditional surgery, including shorter recovery times and smaller incisions. We offer robot-assisted surgery, in which tiny instruments inside the body duplicate your surgeon's hand movements.
We also offer minimally invasive laparoscopic surgery, which involves five to six small incisions in the abdomen. A small scope connected to a video camera and surgical tools are inserted into the abdomen.
Gastric bypass (Roux-en-Y)
Gastric bypass, also called Roux-en-Y gastric bypass, is one of the most common types of bariatric surgery performed in America. Gastric bypass may be considered when serious health problems develop because of excess weight and diet and exercise haven't worked.
Gastric bypass involves creating a small pouch from the stomach directly to the small intestine. After gastric bypass, consumed food goes into the smaller stomach pouch and then directly into the small intestine. This bypasses most of the stomach and the first section of the small intestine. This change in the digestive process causes you to feel full faster and can result in long-term weight loss.
Gastric sleeve (sleeve gastrectomy)
Gastric sleeve, also called sleeve gastrectomy, is a common surgical weight-loss procedure. In this procedure, 60 to 75 percent of the stomach is removed, which provides you with a quicker sense of fullness and decreased appetite. With this procedure, your stomach is shaped into a “tube” or “sleeve.” This surgery can also be used as a first stage operation before a gastric bypass.
Following the gastric sleeve procedure, you can lose 50 to 60 percent of excess body weight, generally over a period of 18 months.
Duodenal switch with biliary pancreatic diversion
Duodenal switch with biliary pancreatic diversion, also called biliary pancreatic diversion with duodenal switch (BPD-DS), is a complicated procedure that induces weight loss via a sleeve gastrectomy and intestinal bypass.
First, a weight loss surgeon performs the gastric sleeve procedure and removes approximately 60 to 75 percent of your stomach. During the intestinal bypass portion of the operation, the lower intestine is divided much further down than with gastric bypass. Two-thirds or more of the intestine is bypassed, leaving only a few feet of intestine where food and digestive enzymes meet.
Duodenal switch with biliary pancreatic division results in the longest-lasting weight loss of all the weight loss procedures.
As a long-term treatment for morbid obesity, bariatric surgery is often very successful. However, some patients can experience weight regain or other problems from previous bariatric surgery.
Our surgeons know revisional bariatric surgery is very complex and requires an individual approach. We will investigate the cause for weight regain, discuss the need for revision and tailor a plan specifically for you.
We know everyone senses and experiences pain differently. Our bariatric surgery team works collaboratively with your anesthesiologist to ensure you are comfortable during your procedure. We offer non-opioid medications to target pain centers during a patient’s surgical procedure, which means your anesthesiologist targets the pain center instead of the pain perception.
Weight loss surgery support group
Our weight loss surgery support group meets the second Tuesday of each month at Medical Center of Trinity, from 6:00pm to 7:00pm The support group is open to all patients and their loved ones who are interested in weight management. Topics covered include:
- Healthy eating skills
- Relationship changes
- Goal setting
- Bariatric surgery
- Vitamin therapy
- The importance of an active lifestyle