Oviedo Medical Center, an HCA Healthcare North Florida Division – Orlando Market hospital, recently announced the launch of its bariatric surgery program available for eligible patients looking for additional options to reach weight loss goals and improve their overall health.
Led by fellowship-trained bariatric surgeons Harold D. Neyra, DO, and Chetan J. Patel, MD, the hospital’s bariatric program provides eligible patients with access to personalized care plans and minimally invasive surgery options, including sleeve gastrectomy and Roux-en-Y Gastric Bypass (RYGB) – all performed via laparoscopy or robotic surgery.
“Weight loss can extend both the length and quality of life,” Dr. Neyra said. “However, weight loss is not the only benefit of bariatric surgery. It can also resolve sleep apnea, hypertension, Type 2 diabetes, menstrual dysfunction and venous stasis ulcers – all of which can have a significant impact on a person’s happiness, as well as their physical and emotional health.”
“No one should spend their lives in pain or discomfort,” Dr. Patel said. “For patients who are eligible, minimally invasive surgical weight loss options can truly change lives. The bariatric surgery team at Oviedo Medical Center is committed to helping each patient succeed in their weight loss journey and take charge of their health.”
Immediate recovery for weight loss surgery patients is overseen by a specially trained hospital staff in a designated inpatient unit at Oviedo Medical Center. Following their hospital stay, patients have access to a network of individuals to help them stay on track, including a registered dietician, physical therapists and a monthly web-based support group.
“After struggling with my weight and other medical issues for many years, I finally decided to do something about it,” said Cindy Ayer, bariatric surgery patient. “While the idea of surgery can be scary, taking control of my health – and my life – was the best decision I’ve ever made. The care team at Oviedo Medical Center helped make my recovery as comfortable and smooth as possible – and their network of professionals and other patients continues to provide priceless support along my weight loss journey.”
For more information about the bariatric surgery options at Oviedo Medical Center, please call Consult-A-Nurse® at (407) 871-5634 or visit www.oviedomedicalcenter.com.