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Bariatric Surgery in Florida

Famous for its sun and sand, Florida can feel like a paradise. But if you’re one of the 27.4% Floridians with obesity, the beach might elicit feelings of guilt, fear, and shame.

But there’s nothing to be ashamed about. Studies show that lifestyle choices are not solely to blame for the United States’ staggering rate of obesity. In many cases, people are predisposed to this condition through genetics, which is completely beyond someone’s control. If you’re struggling with obesity, you deserve to live a healthy life.

Obesity not only affects your self-esteem; it also leads the way to many dangerous health concerns for your organs, blood, and bones. Sleep apnea, osteoarthritis, heart disease, diabetes, and cancer are all serious conditions that can be prevented and even reversed by extreme weight loss. Bariatric surgery in Florida is at the heart of effective and permanent results and represents only the beginning of your weight-loss journey.

It doesn’t matter if you’ve been overweight your whole life or became overweight over time. There is a procedure that is suitable for your body and current health status that will help you keep the excess weight off and reverse your existing health conditions.

Dr. Michel Gagner has developed many of the most common procedures that are used today across the globe. He is a pioneer in his field and has performed a myriad of bariatric surgeries—such as gastric sleeve gastrectomy and gastric balloon—in Florida and all over the world. His procedures are as minimally invasive as possible to promote faster healing, shorter down time, and less stress on the body. No matter what your body mass index, Dr. Gagner will develop a treatment plan that is best for you and your health. For more information about our bariatric procedures, contact our Florida location.

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Frequently asked questions

Your recovery from surgery will take place in the surgery center's recovery room for the first night, and then in our Westmount Square convalescent center for the following night.

When will I be able to return to work? Under normal conditions, patients are able to leave their recovery rooms and return home 48 hours after the surgery.

The time required before returning to work depends on the type of work. For desk work, return times are 1-2 weeks post-op. For physical work, return times are 2-6 weeks post-op.