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The Obesity Struggle

The Obesity StruggleFlorida Bariatrics and Wellness Center offers a comprehensive bariatric surgical program as well as a medical weight loss program to its patients.  Obesity continues to be one of the most prevalent health care issues in the nation; recent CDC statics shows that more than 1 in 3 adults (34.9% or 78.6 million) are obese. More alarmingly, despite recent declines in the prevalence among preschool-aged children, obesity among children is still too high.  Florida Bariatrics and Wellness Center is committed to helping patients combat obesity.

Obese patients frequently are judged as not doing enough for themselves, that they eat too much and exercise too little; but this is not necessarily a complete picture. Although what we eat and our eating habits have a major effect on our metabolism, the answer to a healthy weight is not a simple one. Certainly we need to change the way we eat and our sedentary life-styles, but that will not be enough, healthcare organizations have been promoting diet and exercise to achieve weight loss for decades with no significant results. We know that once obesity has set in it is very difficult if not impossible to revert back to a healthy weight without a comprehensive assessment and an individualized treatment plan that for some may include the consideration of weight loss surgery. At Florida Bariatrics and Wellness Center, our surgeons pride themselves on being at the forefront of bariatric care and believe strongly in a comprehensive approach to weight loss for long-term success. It has been demonstrated in multiple studies that surgery is superior in achieving weight loss and reverting diabetes and cardiovascular disease than any other intervention providing safe, long lasting results.

The surgeons at Florida Bariatrics and Wellness Center are highly credentialed, board certified, fellowship trained and have extensive experience performing bariatric surgeries. Dr. Ariel Rodriguez, MD is a Board Certified General Surgeon who specializes in bariatric procedures, as well as the Intragastric Balloon. The staff at Florida Bariatrics and Wellness Center personally navigate your experience to help you understand your expectations and achieve realistic goals in your quest to improve your health and lifestyle. Our patients can visit one of our five conveniently located offices throughout South Florida.

Our caring staff is dedicated to assisting patients in their weight loss journey. We are the hope they are looking for.

If you have questions or would like to set up a consultation, please call us at 561-500-HOPE (4673).

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