Medical Weight Loss in Tampa, Florida
At IBI Healthcare Institute, Tampa, we understand that losing weight on your own is hard. Many people need some type of medical intervention to help their weight loss efforts be successful. A study determined that people who had high BMI levels and received no medical assistance had a less than 5% chance of losing enough weight to effectively lower their BMI level to a healthy range.
Obesity has reached epidemic proportions in the United States today with statistics showing that more than 75% of adults have a higher weight. Body Mass Index (BMI) is a term that describes a calculation that is used to determine if a person is in a higher-weight body.
If you live in Tampa, Florida, and have tried to lose weight on your own using traditional methods like cutting calories and exercising but it left you frustrated, you may wish to consider the opportunities offered for medical weight loss in Tampa. IBI Healthcare Institute offers bariatric surgery in Tampa and other non-surgical weight loss options.
Bariatric Surgery in Tampa, Fl
Bariatric Surgery is one of the fastest and most effective ways for an individual to lose between 30-70% of their excess body weight. Individuals who have a body mass index (BMI) of 40 or higher or a BMI of 35 or higher and suffer from an obesity-related illness, such as type 2 diabetes, or high blood pressure often qualify for bariatric surgery.
In IBI Healthcare Institute’s bariatric surgery center in Tampa, FL we offer many surgical procedures that can help patients lose weight including:
Undergoing bariatric surgery in Tampa, FL at IBI Healthcare Institute’s state-of-the-art surgery center can help patients lose weight and keep it off. If you do not wish to undergo surgery or would not be considered eligible for bariatric surgery, we also offer some non-surgical weight loss options.
Bariatric Revision Procedures in Tampa, Fl
If you have undergone previous bariatric surgery and you are regaining weight, it is possible that your previous surgical alteration needs some adjusting to promote additional and continued weight loss. IBI Healthcare Institute offers endoscopic bariatric surgery revision in Tampa.
Some revision techniques used at IBI Tampa include:
- Reducing the stomach size even further by utilizing endoscopic sutures.
- Decreasing the width of the connection between the small intestines and the stomach pouch.
- Converting your previous bariatric surgery to a more restrictive or malabsorptive configuration so further weight loss can be realized. For instance, converting a gastric sleeve surgery to a gastric bypass.
Laparoscopic Sleeve Gastrectomy vs. Bariatric Surgery
Discover the differences between Laparoscopic Sleeve Gastrectomy and Bariatric Surgery, so you can make an informed decision that suits your unique needs.
- Laparoscopic Sleeve Gastrectomy (LSG) offers significant stomach size reduction without rerouting your digestive system.
- This less invasive procedure promotes rapid weight loss and is renowned for its effectiveness. On the other hand, Bariatric Surgery involves digestive tract alterations.
- With LSG, you will experience reduced hunger and achieve a healthier weight, making it an attractive option for those seeking long-term success.
- Compared to traditional Bariatric Surgery, LSG boasts shorter recovery times and fewer postoperative complications.
Our team of expert surgeons is here to support you every step of the way. At IBI Healthcare, surgeons create personalized treatment plans that address patients’ specific requirements, ensuring the best care possible.
Non-Surgical Weight Loss Options in Tampa
IBI Healthcare Institute offers weight loss options in Tampa that do not require surgery but have helped patients to successfully lose weight and maintain that weight loss. The Non-Surgical Weight Loss options offered in Tampa, Fl include:
Orbera® Gastric Balloon
IBI Healthcare Institute is happy to offer Orbera® Balloon in our Tampa location. The Orbera weight loss balloon has helped patients lose up to 3 times more weight than through dieting and exercising alone resulting in losses between 20-92 pounds in just six months.
Medical specialists place this special silicone balloon in the patient’s stomach endoscopically and then fill it with saline. The balloon aids in weight loss by occupying space in the stomach, promoting portion control, and reducing hunger.
The medical specialists supervise patients and use the balloon in combination with a low-calorie diet and exercise. After 6 months, they remove the balloon, and patients are expected to sustain their newly adopted lifestyle changes, facilitating further weight loss and maintenance of a healthy weight.
Endoscopic Sleeve Gastroplasty (ESG)
Endoscopic Sleeve Gastroplasty (ESG) is the most effective non-surgical weight loss procedure. Achieve gastric sleeve-like results without surgery. Our Tampa location offers non-surgical ESG procedures.
With ESG, reshape your stomach without incisions or major risks associated with surgery. Sutures are used to make the stomach 75% smaller, reducing food intake and promoting longer-lasting fullness.
Clinical trials reveal impressive results: 49% excess body weight loss in 6 months. Maintain your progress with mindful eating habits and program adherence. One IBI Healthcare Institute Patient tells her story of how ESG helped her to lose 114 pounds.
Laparoscopic Sleeve Gastrectomy (LSG)
Laparoscopic Sleeve Gastrectomy (LSG) is a highly effective and exceptional weight loss procedure. At IBI Healthcare Institute, we take pride in offering this advanced option to our patients at our Tampa location. The results speak for themselves with a proven track record of success, offering compelling benefits when compared to other options.
Unlike traditional surgical approaches, LSG is a non-surgical technique, minimizing risks and eliminating the need for extensive incisions. This makes the recovery process smoother and enhances overall patient satisfaction.
With LSG, the stomach is reshaped and reduced by approximately 75% using advanced non-surgical techniques. This results in a feeling of fullness for a longer duration and helps curb hunger, facilitating better portion control and eating habits.
If you are considering safe and effective weight loss options, LSG is a compelling alternative and stands out as an excellent choice.
Weight Loss Medication Options in Tampa, Fl
Weight loss medication can maximize patient efforts and lead to weight loss success. Doctors supervise the use of weight loss medications, requiring monthly visits to monitor patient progress. Patients who have struggled with weight loss in the past often find success by combining their efforts with prescription weight loss medication. The most common forms of weight loss medications are pills and injections.
Doctors administer prescription medication in injection form, gradually increasing the dosage each month for five months until reaching the maximum dose. These medications promote fat metabolization and help curb hunger, aiding patients in their weight loss journey.
Medications used as part of a comprehensive weight loss program at IBI Healthcare Institute in Tampa, FL include:
The brand name Wegovy® is the FDA-approved (as of June 2021) higher dose of the prescription drug Semaglutide, which has successfully treated diabetic patients. Wegovy® is administered each week using preloaded dispenser pens and is intended for adult use (18+) as a long-term treatment for Obesity. After use, the dispenser pens are responsibly disposed of.
The prescription drug Liraglutide (Victoza) has been around for years to treat individuals with type 2 diabetes. The FDA has approved the same medication as Saxenda® for treating obesity in patients aged 12 and above. Saxenda comes in a pre-filled injector pen that holds about a one-month supply and requires a replacement needle each day.
Medical professionals have been using Semaglutide (also known as Ozempic) to treat adults with type 2 diabetes for over a decade. SlimMed, a medication combining Semaglutide and Levocarnitine aids patients in achieving weight loss and long-term weight maintenance. The prescription medication within the IBI SlimMed Injection enhances patient metabolism and suppresses hunger. Patients receive the medication through a once-weekly subcutaneous injection using a pre-loaded syringe designed for single use.
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Struggling with Your Attempts to Lose Weight Through Traditional Procedures?
We understand your challenges and are here to help you reach your weight loss goal. We are ready to assist you in choosing between bariatric surgery or non-surgical weight loss options.
IBI Healthcare Institute has several convenient office locations including our Tampa location: 5931 Webb Rd, Tampa, Florida 33615. Call us at (813) 499-0044 or Make An Appointment Online today!
Consult payment will be credited towards your procedure.