You don’t have to compromise your quality of life or struggle with serious medical conditions due to excess weight. Weight loss surgery is a powerful tool that can help you get your health under control and back on track. We believe that each patient’s journey to better health is unique. That’s why we offer different surgical procedures and customized treatment plans to every patient.
More than two-thirds of Americans are overweight, and nearly a third are obese or morbidly obese (Source: CDC). Obesity is a disease, and for many people, excess weight is due to metabolic issues that can’t be overcome through traditional dieting.
Bariatric surgery changes the body’s physiology, including the hormone signaling that causes excessive hunger and cravings for certain foods. Bariatric surgery is a potentially life-saving tool that can help you make real, long-lasting changes to your health and weight.
Amid the research-backed academic medicine at the University of Miami Health System, you can trust that our highly-experienced team is committed to helping you achieve your best results. Our internationally-renowned program features the latest treatments with mind and body-focused care before, during, and after surgery.
Why Choose UHealth?
Regional Leaders in Bariatric Surgery. We have received the Healthgrades® Bariatric Surgery Excellence Award and the Excellence Award for six years in a row (2012 – 2017). Our facility is the only one in Miami-Dade County to have received this top honor, meaning you can be assured that you are receiving weight loss surgery at a top hospital. Patients who have weight loss surgery at our facility also show to have a lower risk of experiencing a complication during their hospital stay.
Accredited for Our Quality. We have been accredited by the American College of Surgeons and the American Society for Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery as part of their Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery Accreditation and Quality Improvement Program. Facilities that have been accredited by this program have undergone a rigorous review process, which includes a thorough assessment of our facility, staff, and standards of care. Achieving this accreditation demonstrates our commitment to excellent patient care and outcomes, our use of the latest proven surgical techniques, and our leadership in the field of bariatrics.