It's time to get the facts about weight loss surgery. We're here to help you discover the latest treatments and share vital information regarding gastric bypass surgery.
We understand that making the decision to have life-changing weight loss surgery is to be approached with careful, personal reflection. We have a multidisciplinary team at Treasure Coast Bariatric at Indian River Medical Center that will personalize your program of care in the areas of nutrition and fitness, spiritual counseling, and psychological guidance.
Meet the program's medical director and bariatric surgeon, Theodore G. Perry, M.D., at free monthly Informational Seminars. And know that both pre-surgery and post-surgery, all of your questions and concerns can be addressed by our staff at any time and at monthly support group meetings facilitated by the hospital's own psychologists. You'll meet others who are contemplating surgery as well as those who have had successful and wonderful outcomes.
The first step is learning if weight loss surgery is the right choice for you. Morbid obesity is a chronic disease, meaning that its symptoms build slowly over an extended period of time. An estimated 5-10 million Americans are considered morbidly obese. Obesity becomes "morbid" when it reaches the point of significantly increasing the risk of one or more obesity-related health conditions or serious diseases (also known as co-morbidities) that can result either in significant physical disability or even death.
IRMC's bariatric program now features the LAP-BAND Adjustable Gastic Banding System to help patients take control of their weight and their lives, as well as offering gastric bypass surgery that has been performed successfully at the hospital since 2004.
Weight loss surgery is major surgery. Its growing use to treat morbid obesity is the result of three factors: Our current knowledge of the significant health risks of morbid obesity; the relatively low risk and complications of the procedures versus not having surgery; and the ineffectiveness of current non-surgical approaches to produce sustained weight loss.
Treasure Coast Bariatric
at Indian River Medical Center
Theodore G. Perry, M.D.
1000 36th Street
Vero Beach, Florida 32960
Hours of Operation:
Monday - Thursday 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Friday 9:00 AM - 1:00 PM