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METABOLIC AND BARIATRIC SURGERY LAUNCHES AT MERCY HOSPITAL: SF STAT! – South Florida Hospital News



Dedicated weight loss surgical program now available at top South Florida hospital  

January 13, 2021 – Mercy Hospital, an industry leading, acute care hospital that has been providing high quality services in South Florida for more than 60 years, is proud to announce that it has officially launched a dedicated metabolic and bariatric surgical program. The bariatric program within Mercy Hospital’s Surgical Weight Loss Center is a comprehensive, multi-disciplinary program that offers Harvard fellowship trained bariatric surgeons, minimally invasive surgical options, a dedicated bariatric coordinator, expert dietitians, psychologists and much more. 

“Weight loss surgery is not a cosmetic procedure, it focuses on restoring patients’ overall health and, in some cases, has the power to drastically improve and potentially reverse chronic health issues such as Type 2 Diabetes,” said Mercy Hospital Chief Executive Officer, David Donaldson. “At Mercy Hospital, we pride ourselves on taking a holistic approach to patient care and our new metabolic and bariatric program has the resources in place to transform our patients’ physical, mental and spiritual wellbeing.” 

All bariatric procedures offered at Mercy Hospital’s Surgical Weight Loss Center are robotic and laparoscopic, a minimally invasive approach that uses a thin tube to create smaller incisions that result in less scaring. The two main types of procedures offered are Gastric Sleeve Surgery, where the stomach size is surgically reduced by up to 60 percent, and Gastric Bypass Surgery, which restricts the stomach size by creating a small pouch causing food intake to bypass
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