PUT OUR TEAM TO WORK FOR YOUR WEIGHT LOSS SUCCESS!
Too many people still believe that combating obesity is as simple as trying the latest miracle diet pill or starting an exercise routine. But if you are severely obese, you probably already know that combating obesity is anything but simple, and requires far more than just the latest fad diet and a new exercise machine. The fact is, the vast majority of individuals who are severely overweight will not be able to lose weight on their own. Obesity is increasingly believed to be a progressive disease causing serious metabolic changes to the body, which fight against efforts to successfully lose weight. But along with a better understanding of obesity has come a greater understanding of appropriate treatment options that go far beyond hunger-based dieting. So if you have tried—and failed—to lose weight on your own, we encourage you not to give up: our team is here to help!
At The Center for Metabolic and Obesity Surgery in Altamonte, Florida, we understand that in most cases, serious, successful, and significant weight loss requires a coordinated, comprehensive medical treatment incorporating proven surgical solutions and a dedicated support team of weight loss experts to guide you through the process. Our highly-trained and experienced staff understands the physical and mental challenges posed by obesity and the inherently difficult nature of the weight loss process. Our team is composed of dedicated and caring weight loss experts who are available to help you navigate those challenges each step of the way. From your initial consultation, through the approval process and preparation stages, during the surgery and recovery, and continuing long afterwards, our team’s goal is to provide you with guidance when needed, to support you when necessary, and to celebrate your successes as you start—and complete—your amazing weight loss journey.
MEET OUR TEAM
Lead Surgeon: Wiljon W. Beltre, MD, FACS
Dr. Beltre is a Board Certified, fellowship-trained surgeon specializing in advanced laparoscopy and obesity surgery. Dr. Beltre has a proven record of success, having performed thousands of weight loss procedures with excellent results and outcomes. He was the first surgeon to perform the newest metabolic procedure—sleeve gastrectomy—in central Florida, and remains the only surgeon in Seminole County to offer this cutting-edge procedure. (Click Here to Read More about Dr. Beltre)
Registered Dietitian/Nutritionist: Erica Hechler MS, RDN, CDE, LD
Erica, The Center for Metabolic and Obesity Surgery’s on-staff Registered Dietitian/Nutritionist, plays a critical role in ensuring that all of our patients achieve their weight loss goals while reducing the risk of complications. She provides detailed guidance on proper nutrition before and after surgery, offering custom-tailored advice and meal plans to help patients understand the behavioral, lifestyle and dietary changes required for ideal weight loss both before and after the procedure. Sessions are specifically tailored to you and your individual learning needs. Erica also provides nutritional evaluations and information to all weight loss patients, which helps facilitate the insurance approval process. She is fueled with 20 year of experience in her field and is passionate about helping others on their journey to wellness.
Bariatric Coordinators: Elaine, Betel, & Zuleika
As Bariatric Coordinators at The Center for Metabolic and Obesity Surgery, Betel, Elaine & Zuleika are available to help guide you through the administrative steps required to facilitate your weight loss surgery. Their warm and caring demeanor creates a welcoming environment at our practice, where you will feel comfortable and at home exploring new advances in weight loss treatments and how weight loss surgery can improve your life. They are readily available to answer any and all questions you may have, and will work closely with you and your insurance company to navigate the sometimes complex insurance approval process. They will also help you understand alternate financing options if necessary.
CONTACT THE CENTER FOR METABOLIC AND OBESITY SURGERY
At The Center for Metabolic and Obesity Surgery, located in Altamonte Springs, Florida, we offer a proven, multifaceted approach to metabolic and bariatric surgery that will empower you to achieve your weight loss goals, improve your health and appearance, and rebuild your self-confidence. Led by esteemed, Board Certified surgeon Dr. Wiljon Beltre, one of the only fellowship-trained bariatric surgeons in Central Florida, we specialize in the latest cutting-edge procedures for safe, effective surgical weight loss coupled with a dedicated support team of caring, experienced specialists who will stand by your side to support you throughout your entire weight loss journey. Significant weight loss is not easy, but with the help of with our confidential consultation and education process, the surgical skill and experience of our medical team, and the advice and guidance of our ongoing support network, we can help you achieve the lasting weight loss success you have been dreaming about.
If you are tired of the endless rounds of fad dieting and fruitless exercise regimens and think you may be ready for significant weight loss with metabolic or bariatric surgery, or if you would like more information on The Center for Metabolic and Obesity Surgery and how our proven team approach can help you, contact us today for a free, individual consultation. We look forward to helping you start your weight loss journey today! Call 407-830-6868 or Click Here to Schedule a Consultation.