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Personalized Neurological Care

Your nervous system supports everything you do. With leading-edge treatments and world-class expertise, our brain and spine specialists are dedicated to providing you with whole care throughout your entire journey.

Your brain is the center of all your actions, thoughts, and emotions. That’s why you need a place that considers every aspect of your neurological health. A place that is relentless with research and innovation. And a place that offers a multidisciplinary approach, from diagnosis to recovery. 

AdventHealth Neuroscience Institute, formerly Florida Hospital Neuroscience Institute, serves as a source of hope for more than 50 million Americans who will experience a disorder of the brain or nervous system each year. As leaders in our field, we’ve invested in the latest technology to make a difference, with expertise in brain tumors, spinal cord injuries, severe neck and back conditions, epilepsy, stroke recovery, and sleep disorders. And because we believe in whole-person healing, our care for you focuses on not just your physical condition, but also your emotional and spiritual well-being.

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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.

As you travel the road to recovery, every comfort will be provided for you along the way, healing you in body, mind, and spirit. You’ll have a team by your side throughout your journey, focused on your healing and complete well-being. You can ask your Nurse Navigator any questions, get help scheduling appointments, or just receive encouragement and support as you begin to feel whole once again.

Putting You First
From the Start

Our team is proud to be recognized as one of the nation’s best and brightest for leadership in treatment, research, and quality of care.

#1 Hospital in Florida

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


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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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?

Whole-person health means you’re empowered to take your health into your own hands. You’ll have access to a blend of programs and resources that target lasting lifestyle changes to nourish and sustain you. We’re here to help you feel whole again — in body, mind, and spirit.

On a Mission to
Advance Neurological 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.


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.

Expert Care for Your
Central Nervous System

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.


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

One of America’s Best Hospitals

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

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Feel Empowered and in Control

You want to feel confident in your care. At the AdventHealth Neuroscience Institute, we push forward each day to achieve medical breakthroughs using the latest techniques and active participation in research trials. From diagnostic testing to innovative treatments, the bar is always being raised for you.

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ABRET Accredited

Our EEG Lab has been accredited by ABRET, which encourages and promotes quality technical and clinical standards world-wide for neurodiagnostic laboratories through certification and accreditation.  We are the only lab certified in Central Florida for both adults and children.

Level 4 Epilepsy Center, National Association of Epilepsy Centers

With the highest designation for epilepsy centers in the nation, we have the expertise and resources to provide exceptional medical and surgical evaluation and treatment for patients with complex epilepsy.

American Academy of Sleep Medicine (AASM)

The AdventHealth Center for Sleep Disorders is nationally accredited by the AASM, which sets the medical standards for effective diagnosis and treatment of sleep disorders.

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