Lap Band Surgery at Jacksonville Weight Loss Center in Jacksonville, FL
Jacksonville Weight Loss Center proudly serves all of Northeast Florida and South Georgia, offering surgical weight-loss options for morbidly obese patients. The team at Jacksonville Weight Loss Center specializes in lap band surgery, REALIZE gastric band surgeries, and sleeve gastrectomy, as well as long-term weight management.
The highly trained multidisciplinary team at Jacksonville Weight Loss consists of a registered dietitian, a licensed mental health counselor, an exercise specialist, a psychologist, and a weight-loss counselor to provide patients with safe and effective weight-loss surgery, comprehensive pre- and post-education, and ongoing aftercare.
Jacksonville Weight Loss Center also offers a unique approach to managing the national epidemic of childhood obesity through adolescent weight-loss surgery. The center performed their first adolescent lap band procedure in 2005 and has since performed the largest number of adolescent weight-loss surgeries in the nation. Jacksonville Weight Loss Center encourages parents to call the center for more information on their Teen Weight Loss program but notes that at this time, many insurance companies are not covering bariatric surgery in patients under 18 years of age.
Dr. Robert Cywes
Dr. Robert Cywes is a board-certified pediatric and general adult surgeon, specializing in bariatric surgery. He was the first surgeon in Northeast Florida to be certified to perform lap band surgery. Dr. Cywes spent four years as a pediatric surgeon and Assistant Professor of Pediatric and Fetal Surgery at Vanderbilt University in Nashville, Tennessee. Dr. Cywes then relocated to Jacksonville, FL, where he joined the Department of Pediatric Surgery at the Nemours Children’s Clinic and Wolfson Children’s Hospital. In 2004, Dr. Cywes established Jacksonville Surgical Associates to continue his work in both adolescent and adult obesity treatment and surgery. Dr. Cywes is a member of ASMBS (American Society of Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery) and is a member of the ASMBS Childhood Obesity Committee..Dr. Cywes and his team are active in obesity research, including an ongoing adolescent lap band trial.
Jacksonville Weight Loss Center is located at 8825 Perimeter Park Blvd., Suite 101 in Jacksonville, FL 32216. Visit them online at obesityresolved.com or call 904-399-4004 for more information.
Lap Band Surgery at Florida Surgical Physicians in Jacksonville, FL
Florida Surgical Physicians in Jacksonville, FL, is a bariatric surgical practice specializing in comprehensive solutions to those suffering from obesity and related diseases throughout North Florida and South Georgia.
The center is affiliated with Memorial Hospital in Jacksonville, a facility that has earned a bariatric surgery Center of Excellence designation by the Surgical Review Corporation, the organization responsible for administering the American Society for Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery’s Center of Excellence program. This designation was created to give prospective patients a helping hand in choosing the bariatric surgery center that is right for them.
Florida Surgical Physicians offers gastric banding, gastric bypass surgery, sleeve gastrectomy, and biliopancreatic diversion with duodenal switch.
Dr. Michael Baptista
Dr. Baptista has performed thousands of laparoscopic bariatric surgery procedures and is trained and certified in placing both lap band and REALIZE gastric bands. He has placed the most REALIZE gastric bands of any surgeon in the state of Florida. Dr. Baptista trained at the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, MN; Rush University in Chicago; and the University of Illinois at Chicago. He earned a commendation for outstanding teaching of surgical students at Rush-Presbyterian-St.Luke's Medical Center. A leader in the gastric band community, Dr. Baptista speaks and publishes frequently on bariatric surgery techniques and management.
Visit Florida Surgical Physicians online at jaxsurgical.com or call 904-724-BAND (2263) for more information. The center is located at 9471 Baymeadows Rd. Ste, 207 in Jacksonville, FL 32256.