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Bariatric Surgery Specialist, Dr. Dietrick, Provides Weight Loss Surgery to Patients in Tampa, St. Petersburg, Clearwater, Brandon, Lakeland and Nearby Areas

Weight loss surgery, also called bariatric surgery, is ideal for men and women who have had limited or no success with dieting or other attempts at weight loss. In fact bariatric surgery is now considered the “standard of care” when an individual is overweight and their weight is contributing to other health problems like those listed below:

  • Diabetes
  • Sleep Apnea
  • Asthma
  • Heart Disease
  • Arthritis
  • Leg Edema
  • Heartburn
  • High Blood Pressure
  • High Cholesterol
  • Infertility
  • Urinary Inconsistence
  • Menstrual Irregularities
  • Polycystic Ovarian Disease
  • Hypothyroidism

Before, During and After Bariatric Surgery

Gastric SurgeryThe initial step is to have a consultation. If you are overweight and find it difficult to get to your healthy weight through diet and exercise, or if you have medical problems that contribute to your weight gain, you may be a candidate for bariatric surgery. A weight loss surgeon will perform a consultation to determine if you qualify for the surgery, and help you learn more about which type of weight loss surgery is best for you.

Bariatric surgery is performed under general anesthesia and the length of the operation depends upon which type of surgery you are having. Following the operation you may stay in the hospital for a day or two. Most people return to normal activities 1 – 2 weeks following surgery.

Types of Bariatric Surgery

There are several types of Bariatric surgery performed by Dr. Dietrick. When you visit Dr. Detrick for your consultation, he will discuss in detail the different options and which procedure is best suited for your individual needs. Dr. Dietrick performs the following weight loss surgery procedures:

Bariatric surgery is currently the most effective means of substantial weight loss. It is also the best way to maintain weight loss long term. The majority of patients who undergo bariatric surgery will lose one half to three quarters of their excess body weight, which is life saving for those who are morbidly obese.

If you live in the St. Petersburg, Tampa, Clearwater, Lakeland or the Brandon area, contact Dr. Dietrick for more information about Bariatric surgery or to schedule an appointment.

Bariatric Surgery

3000 Medical Park Drive
Suite 340
Tampa, FL 33613
Office: (813) 971-2470
Fax: (813) 971-2491

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