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Weight-loss surgery in Pensacola

Bariatric care teams at Ascension Sacred Heart in Pensacola, 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 Sacred Heart in Pensacola, Florida provide specialty care for surgical 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 can be a deeply personal, life-changing decision. Our doctors and nurses listen to understand you and your health concerns. Then, we work with you 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 Sacred Heart, 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, 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 watching an online seminar.


An experienced bariatric surgeon

Ascension Surgical Weight-Loss Center's medical director, Jeffrey Lord, MD, is a nationally-recognized, ASMBS bariatric surgeon who specializes in minimally invasive bariatric surgery. He has advanced fellowship training and has worked in bariatrics for more than 25 years. Dr. Lord has performed a range of weight-loss surgeries including gastric bypass surgery, gastric sleeve surgery, lap band surgery, and bariatric revision surgery. He also provides bariatric evaluations and educates you and your family on how to build a healthy lifestyle.

Types of bariatric surgery

At Ascension Sacred Heart, our bariatric surgeons specialize in the following procedures:

  • 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. Our doctors and weight management care team are committed to helping you achieve your weight-loss goals.

Weight loss before and after

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 Sacred Heart, we also offer bariatric support groups and nutrition counseling. Your success is important to us.