Bariatric Surgery in Jacksonville | Ascension
Bariatric care teams at Ascension hospitals in Jacksonville, Florida provide bariatric surgery and nutrition counseling for weight loss.

Weight-loss surgery in Jacksonville

Bariatric care teams at Ascension hospitals in Jacksonville, Florida provide bariatric surgery and nutrition counseling for weight loss.
Bariatric surgery helps you to lose weight by reducing the size of your stomach and changing how your body absorbs nutrients. Your appetite decreases and your stomach gets fuller with less food. Bariatric care teams at Ascension St. Vincent's in Jacksonville, Florida provide specialty care for surgical and medically supervised weight loss. If you are obese with a body mass index (BMI) of 35 or above, weight-loss surgery may be an option. Talk with your doctor about your answers to these questions:
  • Does my current weight cause any other chronic health conditions?
  • Can I commit to documented weight-loss efforts required by my insurance plan?
  • Am I willing to re-evaluate my diet and exercise regimen to live a healthier life?

Weight-loss surgery is a deeply personal, life-changing decision. Our doctors and nurses listen to understand you and your health concerns. Then, we work together to create a weight-loss plan that's right for you.

What to expect at a bariatric surgery consultation

Weight-loss management is a step-by-step process. At Ascension St. Vincent's, we help guide and support you through every step of your journey. Our team of surgical weight-loss specialists includes a surgeon, nurse navigator, bariatric dietitian, exercise physiologist, and behavioral health support. We also have an insurance coordinator that explains insurance coverage and pre-approval requirements.

Our care team helps you to understand surgical and non-surgical treatment options and lifestyle changes. We care about your physical and emotional health. Get started on your weight-loss journey by registering for a seminar. You can register for a live virtual seminar, or watch our online seminar. 


A journey to a new you

Ascension St. Vincent's is a Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery Accreditation and Improvement Program accredited center. We also have the Bariatric Surgery Center of Excellence designation. To achieve this designation the hospital must perform at least 125 bariatric surgical cases each year. BSCOE surgeons must perform at least 50 bariatric cases each year with a minimum of 125 total bariatric cases in their lifetime.

Most insurance companies require you to have surgery at a hospital that's a Center of Excellence for potential insurance coverage.

Types of bariatric surgery

At Ascension St. Vincent's, our bariatric surgeons specialize in the following:

  • Adjustable laparoscopic gastric band
  • Bariatric support and education
  • Biliopancreatic diversion with duodenal switch
  • Endoscopic sleeve gastroplasty (ESG)
  • Medical nutrition therapy
  • Orbera™ intragastric balloon
  • Reshape gastric balloon
  • Roux-en-Y gastric bypass
  • Sleeve gastrectomy
  • Revisions of previous weight-loss surgeries

We offer minimally invasive surgical options that may help shorten your recovery time. To learn about endoscopic weight-loss options please click here. Our doctors and weight management care team are committed to helping you achieve your weight-loss goals.

Medically supervised weight-loss programs

Bariatric surgery is not your only option. We offer consultations with doctors who specialize in medically supervised, non-surgical weight loss. Our dietitians work with you to create a personalized nutrition plan with meal ideas. We address your lifestyle, activity level, foods and behaviors that trigger emotional eating.

Before and after weight-loss surgery

You will have a network of support before, during and after your weight-loss surgery. During your journey, you'll have follow-up visits with your doctor and care team at a location near you. At Ascension St. Vincent's, we also offer bariatric support groups, exercise and fitness programs that fit your capabilities and nutrition counseling. Your success is important to us. Watch the following video to hear more about our patients' bariatric journey.

Weight-loss results may vary depending on the individual. There is no guarantee of specific results.

Amber's gastric bypass surgery story

Ascension St. Vincent's bariatric care team has helped Amber enjoy the outdoors more after her decision to have this life-changing experience.