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Memorial Comprehensive Weight-Loss Surgery Program

Is your weight keeping you from the life you want to live?

Memorial Comprehensive Weight-Loss Surgery Program takes a multidisciplinary approach to weight loss, featuring bariatric, gastric bypass, laparoscopic band and lap band surgeries. These and other options include a structured follow-up plan and ongoing guidance and support by dedicated experts.

Memorial Comprehensive Weight-Loss Surgery Program hosts free, informative monthly seminars to answer your questions and introduce you to people who have undergone weight-loss surgery. Check our calendar to the left for details.

Join us each month for a free Weight-Loss Surgery Seminar and Discussion

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Memorial Comprehensive Weight-Loss Surgery Program Memorial Hospital West
703 North Flamingo Road
Pembroke Pines, Florida 33028

To learn more about surgical options, call 954-THIN YOU.

Laparoscopic Gastric Banding

Laparoscopic gastric banding is surgery to help with weight loss. The surgeon places a band around the upper part of your stomach to create a small pouch to hold food. The band limits the amount of food you can eat by making you feel full after eating small amounts of food.

After surgery, your doctor can adjust the band to make food pass more slowly or quickly through your digestive system.

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Gastric Bypass Surgery

Gastric bypass is surgery that helps you lose weight by changing how your stomach and small intestine handle the food you eat.

After the surgery, your stomach will be smaller. You will feel full with less food.

The food you eat will no longer go into some parts of your stomach and small intestine that break down food. Because of this, your body will not absorb all of the calories from the food you eat.

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Sleeve Gastrectomy

Sleeve gastrectomy is a bariatric surgery that reduces the size of the stomach to help people lose weight. The procedure can be useful for patients with a BMI up to 45 and for patients with previous medical conditions that may inhibit weight loss surgery procedures.

During sleeve gastrectomy, bariatric surgeons remove about 85 percent of the stomach leaving a slender tube. This new, smaller stomach holds just a few ounces of food and helps people lose weight by restricting the amount of food eaten before feeling full.

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BMI Information

A good way to decide if your weight is healthy for your height is to figure out your body mass index (BMI). You and your health care provider can use your BMI to estimate how much body fat you have.

Being obese puts strain on your heart and can lead to serious health problems. These problems include:


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What to Ask Your Doctor Before Weight-loss Surgery?

What are the reasons someone should have weight-loss surgery?

What are the different types of weight-loss surgery?

  • What is the scar like for each type of surgery?
  • Is there a difference in how much pain I will have afterward?
  • Is there a difference in how long it will take to get better?

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Obesity

Obesity means having too much body fat. It is not the same as being overweight, which means weighing too much. A person may be overweight from extra muscle, bone, or water, as well as from having too much fat.

Both terms mean that a person's weight is higher than what is thought to be healthy for his or her height.

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