Weight Loss Surgery
The Center for Metabolic and Obesity Surgery, led by renowned bariatric surgeon Dr. Wiljon W. Beltre, provides a range of safe and proven weight loss surgery options. During the initial consultation, Dr. Beltre will discuss the pros and cons of each option with the patient and help them make the most appropriate choice.
Dr. Beltre’s approach to bariatric surgery and other weight loss procedures is holistic and comprehensive. Along with his committed team of weight loss experts and trained staff, he will stay involved through the entire weight loss journey of the patient. Dr. Beltre receives patients from Orlando, Tampa, Altamonte Springs, Central Florida, and surrounding communities.
Sleeve gastrectomy is a surgical procedure designed to reduce the size of the stomach with an aim to restrict food intake. The procedure was originally created to help obese patients lose weight before they could be ready for a weight loss surgery. However, over the years, it has been accepted as a procedure with numerous weight loss and metabolic advantages.
When combined with cutting edge laparoscopic surgery techniques, the sleeve gastrectomy can be performed with minimal surgical risk. Conservative approach, less downtime, and highly effective results have made this procedure popular among various metabolic surgery options today.
Gastric bypass surgery is one of the most effective treatment options for patients suffering from weight-related health conditions such as diabetes, heart disease and hypertension. Bariatric surgeon Dr. Beltre will recommend this procedure to suitable candidates as a safe way to achieve rapid weight loss. Patients in Orlando, Tampa, Altamonte Springs, Central Florida, and nearby areas have an opportunity to receive this bariatric surgery from Dr. Beltre.
Gastric bypass surgery enables weight loss in two ways. Firstly, the patient has a reduced desire to eat because the food-processing part of the stomach is minimized, and cannot hold much food at a time. Secondly, the body will tend to absorb fewer calories because of the shortened length of the small intestine.
Gastric band or laparoscopic adjustable gastric band (LAGB) is a surgery involving the insertion of an adjustable band around the upper part of the stomach. The band regularly adjusts the stomach size, enabling controlled food intake.
The treatment option is ideally suited for patients who need to lose substantial weight and are prepared to commit to long-term changes in food and exercise habits. It is the least invasive form of bariatric surgery and does not require permanent physical changes to the stomach.
Biliopancreatic diversion (BPD) is a relatively more invasive metabolic procedure that may be required for patients who are severely obese. BPD may be performed independently or in combination with duodenal switch (DS) procedure. BPD alone works by limiting the amount of energy that can be absorbed from the food.
When it is performed in combination with DS, it limits both food intake and the amount of energy the body can absorb. The procedure is associated with rapid, major weight loss, and in many cases, the weight loss may continue for several years beyond the initial surgery.
To find out more about the procedures & treatments performed by Orlando Bariatric Surgeon, Dr. Wiljon Beltre, at The Center for Metabolic and Obesity Surgery Call 407-830-6868 or Click Here to Schedule a Consultation.
Please note: If the weight is regained, the diabetes and other conditions could return.