Surgical Expertise in Bariatric Weight Loss
St. Vincent’s bariatric weight loss team gives you options, experience and support for your long-term weight management needs.
St. Vincent’s Bariatric Weight Management
We are passionate about helping you achieve your health goals. It starts with the initial information session. We give you the time you need to understand the bariatric surgery option that is best suited for you. What makes us different is our expertise and a lifetime of support. Several of our staff know about bariatric surgery first-hand. We understand the challenges you face.
St. Vincent’s HealthCare weight loss care team in Jacksonville, Florida includes bariatric surgeons highly skilled in all types of bariatric procedures, including robotically-assisted procedures for long-term weight management:
- Gastric Bypass
- Gastric Banding
- Sleeve Gastrectomy
- Duodenal Switch
- Gastric Balloon
- Revision surgery to address complications and weight loss goals
To learn more register online to attend a weight loss info session or call 904-450-6090.
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Our bariatric surgery program has the certification of ACS-MBSA QIP as a Comprehensive Center by the American College of Surgeons. The Blue Distinction Centers+ rating recognizes our affordable care, clinical excellence and consistently high-quality. Patients who have weight loss surgery at St. Vincent’s Healthcare have a lower risk of experiencing a complication during their hospital stay or being readmitted for follow-up care.
Specializing in Gastric Balloon Weight Loss
Our surgeons specialize in minimally invasive procedures, such as the ORBERA gastric balloon. The surgeon places a thin, deflated balloon-like device in the stomach for six months. Saline fluid fills the balloon and makes you feel fuller when eating. This weight management tool enables you to avoid overeating and adopt healthier eating habits. Along with a personalized diet and exercise plan, our care team provides long-term nutrition and exercise coaching.
Nutritional and Emotional Support
Our registered dietitian, psychologist and behavioral health associates are part of your care team. They assess your readiness to undergo a weight loss procedure. Then they give you personalized healthy living tools, so you have the support and education you need to be successful.
Special Health Insurance Designations
The Aetna Institutes of Quality is a network that designates our weight loss program for meeting high health standards. Our experience and follow-up care benefit all patients. We also have the Cigna 3 Star Quality Bariatric designation and the Optum Health Centers of Bariatric Excellence award.
Having a weight loss procedure is just part of our support system. We also give you the tools and education to adopt healthy eating and lifestyle behaviors.
Expect to visit your doctor on a frequent basis in the weeks following your procedure and regularly during the first and second year. We provide long-term follow-up with annual visits. If you have questions at any time, our care team is here to help.