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For Your Back, a Better Life Starts Here

Begin living a life that’s free from chronic back pain. Our experts are skilled in all of today’s latest treatments and therapies, taking a comprehensive, whole-person approach to the treatment of spinal conditions.

You probably don’t think about your back when you think about neuroscience. But your spine is a direct line to your brain, connecting to billions of neurons that control how your body functions, including how you move and experience discomfort.

Whether from bad posture, long hours sitting at the computer or strain from a sports injury, 80% of people in the U.S. struggle with back pain at some point in their lives. But relief is within reach. Our doctors and care teams are here to identify, diagnose and treat a wide range of conditions and diseases with some of the most advanced technologies and treatments personalized to your needs.

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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.

Our team is honored to be recognized as one of the nation’s best and brightest for leadership in researching and treating spine conditions and upholding the highest standards of patient care.


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?

On a Mission to Advance Spine 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.

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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
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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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One of America’s Best Hospitals for Neurological and Neurosurgical Care

AdventHealth Orlando is ranked #48 in the nation by U.S News & World Report for neurology and neurosurgery.

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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.

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Advanced Technology Working for You

When it comes to spine surgery, the more precise it is, the better the outcome. That’s why AdventHealth uses the most advanced tools and technology, like ExcelsiusGPS™, Mazor Robotics, Mazor X™ Stealth, 7D Surgical System and TrackX. These robotic navigation tools provide your surgeon with exceedingly precise guidance and enhanced imagery during your procedure. Watch this short video to see how it works.

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The Baby Place Waterman

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 designated nurse navigator 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

Putting You First From the Start

Be Informed, 
Feel Empowered

Back and neck pain caused by various spinal conditions can keep you from living your best life — but you can put your pain in the past. The first step is learning more about your spine condition and the potential path to recovery. This helpful guide is designed to walk you through some frequently asked questions about spine conditions and treatments, such as: 

  • What are the most common spine conditions? 
  • What types of advanced treatments are available? 
  • Are there non-surgical options to treat back and neck pain? 
  • How can I help prevent neck and back injuries?

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Compassionate Care From Our Expert Team

We care for you like family. From initial inquiry to your first appointment, and all the way through rehab, we are here for you. It’s all about taking time to truly understand your individual concerns and answer detailed questions. The more we learn, the better we can help.

There are a variety of treatment approaches available, including pain management, spinal cord stimulation, pain psychiatry, physical therapy and, of course, a well-balanced exercise program. When surgery is needed, we offer the latest minimally invasive procedures to provide a quicker recovery, getting you back to living your best life.

Robot-assisted surgical technology is designed to enhance the safety and accuracy of minimally invasive spine surgery. We offer Mazor Robotics, Mazor X™ Stealth Edition, ExcelsiusGPS®, 7D Surgical System and TrackX guidance systems at our Celebration, Altamonte Springs, Orlando, Heart of Florida and Fish Memorial campuses.

In many cases, it’s possible to forgo spinal surgery and opt for physical therapy. Our skilled team of physicians, physical therapists and care coordinators work together to evaluate your condition and create a proper treatment plan just for you. Often, physical therapy will reduce or eliminate your pain, improve strength and flexibility and restore normal range of movement. With more than 32 Central Florida rehab locations, we’re right around the corner from your home or place of work.

Advanced technology and techniques mean better accuracy, greater safety and faster healing. Mazor Robotics, ExcelsiusGPS™ and TrackX use sophisticated robotic navigation for increased surgical precision. And our techniques, like laparoscopic fusion, can relieve painful spine compressions and reduce radiating pain from herniated or bulging discs.

Physical Therapy

Advanced Surgical Technology

Minimally Invasive Procedures

Your whole-person health — body, mind and spirit — is the focus of our pain management program. We believe it’s important to address not only your pain, but the lifestyle and environmental conditions that may be contributing to it. We begin with a complete diagnostic assessment to develop a comprehensive pain management plan that will improve the quality of your daily activities and give you valuable self-management skills. Then, your physician will outline treatment options, which may range from interventional therapies to radiofrequency therapy, therapeutic injections or pain psychiatry.

Pain Management

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

#1 Hospital in Greater Orlando

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.

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Feel Empowered

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

Nationally Recognized for Patient Safety