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Take Charge of Your Health

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Every Day Is Another Transformation.

Change is good. Especially when it means becoming your healthiest, happiest self. With our free online seminar instantly accessible in English and Spanish, it’s time to start the journey toward achieving your weight-loss goals — and living the life you’ve always imagined.

It’s empowering to know that you have the ability to take control of your health. It’s even more empowering when you discover how easy it can be with the right support along the journey. 

All the resources needed for a full physical, mental, and spiritual recovery are right here at AdventHealth Medical Group Bariatric Surgery & Metabolic Medicine, formerly the Center for Metabolic and Obesity Surgery at Florida Hospital. 

Sign up online today or attend a free bariatric information session lead by your surgeon to learn more about how we can help you feel whole.

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Listen as Dr. Kim and Dr. Smith share their passion for making a difference in the lives of our patients at AdventHealth Medical Group Bariatric Surgery & Metabolic Medicine.

The personal support you need is here, no matter when you need it. From the start,  you’ll be assigned a designated digestive care coordinator who will be with you through each stage of your journey back to health. Your coordinator will be available to answer any questions about scheduling, treatment, therapy, and whatever else may come to mind. We help take care of the details so you can focus on regaining your whole health.

Putting You First,
From the Start

Our expert surgeons and nurses are nationally acclaimed thought-leaders dedicated to improving the level of digestive care for our patients

One of America’s Best Hospitals

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

Roux-En-Y Gastric Bypass

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.

Nationally Recognized for Patient Safety

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

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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?
Download Your Guide

Whole-person care empowers you to take your health into your own hands. Going beyond the traditional, you’ll have access to a blend of programs and resources that target long-lasting lifestyle changes, with emphasis on diet and exercise to nourish your sustained well-being. We’re here to help you feel whole again — in body, mind, and spirit.

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On a Mission to Advance Metabolic Care

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.

Duodenal Switch

This procedure is considered the most powerful approach for patients looking to lose the greatest amount of weight. It’s especially effective for type 1 diabetes, high triglycerides or high cholesterol.

Sleeve Gastrectomy

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.

Adjustable Gastric Band (Lap Band)

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.

Please join us for a free information session to meet your surgeon and learn more about the bariatric surgery treatment option that’s best for you.

Answers, Guidance, Peace of Mind

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Bariatric Expertise That Brings Change

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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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


MBSAQIP Accredited Center

AdventHealth Medical Group Bariatric Surgery & Metabolic Medicine is accredited by the MBSAQIP®, a national accreditation standard for bariatric surgery centers.

Meet Your Team

AdventHealth Medical Group Bariatric Surgery & Metabolic Medicine has performed more than 7,000 bariatric surgeries over the years. Leveraging the most advanced technologies, our team of renowned surgeons has more than 40 years of combined bariatric experience. We tailor treatment plans specifically to the needs of each patient. We offer a multidisciplinary approach, complete with nutritionists, exercise physiologists, and psychologists. That way, you can always feel comfortable and confident in the level of care you’ll receive.

Keith Kim, MD

Dennis Smith, MD

Accepted Insurance Plans*
• Aetna
• BCBS
• Cigna
• Health First
• Medicare
• United Healthcare
• FHCA
• Humana
• AvMed

*Many insurance plans may cover weight-loss surgery. Individual policies differ in their requirements and coverage.

Celebration Info Sessions

Day: Every Wednesday

Time: 6 p.m.

Location: AdventHealth Celebration
Mangrove Conference Room
400 Celebration Place,
Celebration, FL 34747

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"I only wish it hadn't taken me SO LONG to make this decision." - Pamela, bariatric surgery patient

Focus on Becoming the Future You, Today

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#1 Hospital in Florida

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