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Prevention to
Put You at Ease

Be proactive about your digestive health and get screened early for colorectal cancer. It takes very little time and could easily save your life.

There’s a reason preventive screenings are so important. In fact, here are two: Colorectal cancer is now the second-leading cause of cancer-related deaths in America. And more than 90% of those cases are curable if diagnosed early. Isn’t it amazing how one little test can make such a big difference in your life? Please make sure to schedule your exam if you haven’t already.

Trusting your health to the specialists at AdventHealth makes sense. Our doctors are among the best and brightest in the nation, focusing on continued education that keeps them current on the latest breakthroughs and state-of-the-art technologies in colorectal care. You deserve only the best when it comes to your health.

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Listen as the bariatric staff, Dr. Kim and Dr. Smith of The Center for Metabolic and Obesity Surgery, share their passion for making a difference in the lives of our patients at Florida Hospital.


You can expect significant weight loss from this premier gastric bypass surgery designed to make your stomach much smaller. By enabling food to bypass part of the small intestine, you’ll find yourself getting full more quickly, with less desire to eat, helping you keep the weight off for years to come.

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Doctor and Patient
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Doctor and Patient

Your bariatric surgery is destined to be a life-changing event. To help you prepare, we’ve assembled this easy-to-understand reference guide to answer many of the questions that may cross your mind.

  • How much weight will I actually lose?
  • Will I still be able to eat the same way?
  • What is the recovery period?
  • Which are the latest technologies?

Covering The
Basics of Bariatrics.

Setting A New Standard For Complete Bariatric Surgery.

A Treatment Plan Tailored To You.

Here a complete series of bariatric surgery techniques is offered to ensure you receive the treatment that's best for you with the highest levels of care and compassion possible. After your procedure, you’ll begin a comprehensive follow-up program with personal support to help you maintain your weight-loss and healthy life.


This procedure is considered the most powerful approach for patients looking to lose the greatest amount of weight. It’s especially effective for insulin-dependent diabetes, high triglycerides or high cholesterol.


The gastric sleeve has become a popular option, since it doesn’t involve much ongoing maintenance and has a low rate of long-term complications. In addition, it’s been found to improve or potentially resolve type 2 diabetes for a number of patients.


Another technique our specialists use to catalyze weight loss is a laparoscopic approach that secures an adjustable silicone band-like device around the stomach to restrict food intake. It’s the second-most frequently performed procedure next to traditional gastric bypass surgery.

Knees and hips. Shoulders and wrists. Feet and ankles. They’re all in good hands here. Thousands of patients just like you have changed their lives for the better thanks to innovative approaches to orthopedic treatment. The experts on your team are skilled in minimally invasive joint procedures to help ease pain, lessen scarring, and speed your recovery time. There’s a better way to a better you, and it starts right here at Florida Hospital.

Ease Your Pain. The Easiest Way.

In Good Hands
for Great Health

Here are a few questions to ask yourself when considering if bariatric surgery is right for you.

  • Are you 100 pounds or more over your ideal body weight?
  • Is your BMI 40 or greater?
  • Is your BMI 35 or greater with obesity-related health issues, like diabetes or high blood pressure?
  • Have you been unsuccessful with traditional weight-loss programs and methods?

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According to the information you provided, your BMI is:

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Want to estimate the amount of weight you can lose from bariatric surgery? Fill in the form below and we’ll provide a clear picture of what you can expect after undergoing your procedure.

How It All Adds Up For You.


Common symptoms of chronic joint pain include:

  • Discomfort while standing, walking short distances, climbing up or down stairs, or getting in and out of chairs
  • Joint swelling
  • Poor sleep due to pain
  • Start-up pain or stiffness when initiating activities from a sitting position
  • Stiffness after periods of rest
  • Weakness or instability

Additional diseases and conditions that can cause chronic joint pain include:

  • Avascular necrosis
  • Paget’s disease
  • Rheumatoid arthritis
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Meet the Team

Our AdventHealth Medical Group OB/GYN physicians and midwives deliver the latest in obstetric and gynecologic innovations, using forward-thinking techniques and a personalized approach to care. With convenient locations throughout Central Florida, our team is here for you, close to home.

Stay Informed on the Coronavirus: Dial 877-Virus-HQ (877-847-8747) for 24/7 support or visit our Coronavirus Resource Hub Here.

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New Safety Measures
Protect You and Our Caregivers

Even in a pandemic, you can feel safe. We’re stocked with safety supplies, have no shortages of personal protective equipment (PPE) and masks are required for all at our facilities.

Universal Mask Use

We’re employing the following safety measures and protocols to ensure you and your loved ones feel confident, protected and safe in our facilities.

Temperature Checks

Have peace of mind that everyone you come into contact with has their temperature checked before being allowed in. Every entrance. Every facility. Everyone entering.

Feel relieved by the extraordinary measures being taken, including limiting the number of visitors — and making sure those allowed are screened for symptoms before being allowed to enter.

Visitor Limitation

Take comfort knowing your safety is our priority. COVID-19-positive and symptomatic patients are carefully quarantined away from patients and visitors.

Patient Cohorting

Feel confident you’re doing the right thing to keep yourself and others safe. With limited visitation, new waiting room protocols and more, you can safely practice social distancing.

Social Distancing

Taking Action Earlier

45 is the new 50 when it comes to colorectal health. That's the recommended age to begin colon cancer screenings. This video reminds us to celebrate living our best lives by taking the best care of our bodies — and to always do everything we can to prevent unnecessary illness.

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The Baby Place Waterman

Personal support is here when you need it. From initial diagnosis all the way through each stage of the recovery process, you’ll have a designated team member who can help with scheduling and answer questions about treatment, therapy and more.

Putting You First
From the Start

The Power to Stay Informed

Knowledge is power — especially when it can protect your health and well-being. This guide on colon cancer was created to educate and empower you by answering the following questions:

  • What are the symptoms of colon cancer? 
  • How can I reduce my chance of developing colon cancer? 
  • Exactly how invasive is a colonoscopy? 
  • What’s the best treatment method?
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A Procedure for Peace of Mind

Our expert team of doctors and nurses comes to work every day with the same goal in mind: Making sure you feel confident with your treatment and comfortable during your stay. And when scheduling a colonoscopy, know you won’t be here for long. It’s a simple outpatient procedure that usually takes just an hour.

  • All clothing/jewelry must be removed, and you’ll be given a gown.
  • A relaxing sedative will make you drowsy or fully asleep.
  • You’ll be asked to lay on your left side with your knees pulled up to your chest.
  • An injection of air into the bowel will help your doctor get a clear picture.
  • A water jet and/or suction device may be used for cleaning purposes.
  • The doctor will take photos of your colon and typically remove any polyps (large polyps may be left until a follow-up procedure can be scheduled).
  • You’ll be taken to a supervised recovery room, where you’ll stay until you’re feeling alert and your blood pressure and pulse are stable.
  • The doctor may discuss your results with you or schedule a follow-up visit.
  • When you’re ready, you’ll be released to the family member or friend you’ve designated to drive you home.
  • You can eat anything you like after your colonoscopy, but may want to begin with a small, bland meal.
  • Be sure to drink plenty of fluids but avoid alcohol for 24 hours.
  • Please note that if you suffer from Type 2 diabetes, Crohn’s disease, ulcerative colitis, or Lynch syndrome — or have a personal/family history of polyps — you have a higher risk of colorectal cancer and should plan for a screening earlier than the typical age of 45.
  • For a proper examination, the colon must be clean.
  • You’ll need to follow a strict liquid diet before the procedure.
  • You may also be asked to drink a special fluid to flush your system.

After Your Colonoscopy

During Your Colonoscopy

Before Your Colonoscopy

Whole-person care empowers you to take your health into your own hands. Going beyond the traditional, you’ll have access to multiple programs and resources that target long-lasting lifestyle changes, with emphasis on diet and exercise to nourish your sustained well-being. It’s all about making you feel whole again — in body, mind and spirit.

Our expert doctors and nurses are nationally acclaimed as thought leaders, dedicated to improving the level of digestive care for our patients.

On a Mission to Advance Digestive Care

#1 Hospital in Greater Orlando

AdventHealth Orlando is recognized as the #1 hospital in Greater Orlando by U.S. News & World Report.

Nationally Recognized for Patient Safety

AdventHealth is recognized as one of America’s highest-rated hospitals for patient safety by The Leapfrog Group.

AdventHealth Orlando is recognized by U.S. News & World Report as one of America’s best hospitals for gastroenterology and gastrointestinal surgery.

Best Regional Hospital

AdventHealth Orlando's rectal cancer program has received a three-year certification by the National Accreditation Program for Rectal Cancer (NAPRC). As one of the first hospital systems in the nation to receive it, this accreditation was developed through a collaboration between the Optimizing the Surgical Treatment of Rectal Cancer (OSTRiCh) Consortium and the Commission on Cancer (CoC), a quality program of the American College of Surgeons.

National Accreditation Program for Rectal Cancer

Best Regional Hospital

AdventHealth Orlando is recognized by U.S. News & World Report as one of America's best hospitals for colon cancer surgery.