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Bariatric Surgery

Watch our video of Dr. Whitwell discussing Bariatric Surgery

Watch our video of Dr. Whitwell discussing Bariatric Surgery

Bariatric Surgery Miami

Bariatric surgery, also called weight loss surgery, is a highly effective treatment for long-term control of obesity. If you have been unable to lose weight from diet and exercise alone, bariatric surgery can help you drop excess pounds and lead a healthier life.

Dr. Enrique Whittwell is one of the most trusted bariatric surgeons in Miami and all of South Florida. His skill as a weight loss surgeon, along with his caring, compassionate manner, ensures that his patients feel well-informed and taken care of. Dr. Whittwell has helped hundreds of patients in south Broward County and the Miami-Dade area lose weight with the following bariatric surgery techniques:

Dr. Whittwell and his staff pride themselves on ensuring you are thoroughly aware of all the facts before making a decision on whether bariatric surgery is right for you.

Bariatric Surgery Revision

In addition to initial bariatric surgeries, Dr. Whittwell also specializes in revisions to previous bariatric surgeries. Many patients who come to him for a revision have had bariatric surgery done elsewhere and have not been completely satisfied with the results.

Sometimes patients do not adhere to the lifestyle changes required after weight loss surgery and gradually gain weight again. Weight gain after bariatric surgery is most common following a gastric bypass or gastric sleeve procedure. By eating too much, it’s possible for the stomach to stretch out and contribute to weight gain over time. For those who are unable to lose the weight with diet and exercise, Dr. Whittwell may have to perform revision bariatric surgery.

Attend a Free Weight Loss Surgery Seminar

If you are considering bariatric surgery, you should attend one of our free weight loss surgery seminars. Dr. Whittwell will provide you with a thorough overview of LAP-BAND®, REALIZE® Adjustable Gastric Band, gastric bypass, and gastric sleeve procedures.

Dr. Whittwell will discuss the advantages, disadvantages, risks, possible complications, success rate, and expected outcomes of each procedure so that you are well informed about every aspect of the surgery.

Weight Management and Lifestyle Changes

Your motivation and commitment to adopt a new lifestyle are extremely important for your successful, long-term weight loss. To maintain your new weight, you must be determined to adhere to the new eating habits for the rest of your life.

Exercise is an equally important component of your changed lifestyle. Adequate exercise will not only help you in your battle against excess weight, but it will also benefit your general health and well-being.

If you need psychological counseling to prepare for bariatric surgery, we recommend that you discuss this with your doctor. He or she can refer you to a therapist.

Getting Started

Dr. Whitwell performs bariatric surgery on patients age 15 and up. Patients under the age of 18 will be required to participate in the adolescent bariatric program at South Miami Hospital.

If you live in Broward or Miami-Dade County, Florida and you are a candidate for bariatric surgery, call weight loss surgeon Dr. Enrique Whittwell in Miami today at (305) 665-0100 to schedule a consultation, or request an appointment online at your convenience.

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