Weight Loss Surgery

Morbid obesity is a serious health disease that affects your everyday life and can result in serious health conditions such as high blood pressure, type II diabetes, obstructive sleep apnea and fatty liver disease which can lead to cirrhosis. It can even interfere with basic physical functions such as breathing or walking, and has been known to affect fertility.

Weight Loss Surgery

14430 US Hwy 1
Sebastian FL 32958
Phone: 772-581-8003
Fax: 772-581-8005

Eating Healthy

Weight Loss Surgery

Steward Weight Loss & Surgical Specialists help people realize their goals of achieving significant and lasting weight loss and improvement in health through various bariatric surgery options.The team of bariatric surgeons and providers at Steward are here to help you through this life-changing transformation. Our comprehensive center provides personal, safe and the highest quality care to any person battling obesity disease. Whether you are a first-time weight loss surgery patient, or someone that has already had bariatric surgery and seeking a conversion or revisional surgery the bariatric surgeons at Steward can help you.

All of our weight loss surgeries are offered at Sebastian River Medical Center (SRMC). In addition to being an outstanding medical center, Sebastian River is a fully accredited center of excellence (COE) in bariatric surgery. SRMC has been designated a bariatric surgery COE by the American Society of Metabolic and Bariatric Surgeons and American College of Surgeons. This means that the medical center has met or exceeded a list of stringent requirements ensuring quality and safety for our patients.

Our center offers several bariatric surgeries in order to individualize your care. The Steward team focuses on providing a safe, personal, and exceptional surgical experience with state-of-the-art surgical technology. The surgeries offered allow you to reach your desired weight and regain your health by eliminating diseases such as type II diabetes, hypertension, and sleep apnea.

Determining which surgery is right for you depends on the following factors:

  • body mass index
  • age
  • comorbidities
  • personal goals
  • lifestyle

Steward is proud to be a full service, comprehensive metabolic and surgical weight loss center in the Treasure and Space Coast area. We offer patients a complete package. Starting with our extensive preparation for bariatric surgery, which includes evaluations with our bariatric providers, nutritionists and psychologist and physical therapists, and board-certified plastic and reconstructive surgeons for excess skin removal. If you wish, 18-24 months after surgery, we can help you find the plastic and reconstructive surgeon that is right for you and help you restore your body image.

Please take a look at our pages and explore the surgeries we offer new patients, our free weight loss webinars, informational weight loss seminars, patient success stories, and more.

What is Bariatric Surgery?

When Should Someone Consider Bariatric Surgery?

Benefits of Weight Loss Surgery

Our comprehensive approach to weight loss can help you achieve your weight loss goals and help you live a healthier life. Health conditions that may resolve or improve with weight loss surgery include:

  • Diabetes
  • High blood pressure
  • Sleep apnea
  • Joint pain
  • Infertility
  • Fatty liver disease

MBSAQIP

Comprehensive Accredited Program

Sebastian River Medical Center is the only hospital in Indian River County to be accredited as a Comprehensive Center by the Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery Accreditation and Quality Improvement Program (MBSAQIP®), which is a joint program between the American College of Surgeons (ACS) and the American Society for Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery (ASMBS).

Bariatric Accreditation
 

Blue Distinction® Centers+ for Bariatric Surgery

Sebastian River Medical Center is proud to be recognized by Florida Blue, an Independent Licensee of the Blue Cross and Blue Shield Association with a Blue Distinction® Centers+ for Bariatric Surgery designation, as part of the Blue Distinction Specialty Care program. Blue Distinction Centers are nationally designated healthcare facilities that show a commitment to delivering high quality patient safety and better health outcomes, based on objective measures that were developed with input from the medical community and leading accreditation and quality organizations. 

Designated United Healthcare’s Optum Bariatric Center of Excellence

The Clinical Sciences Institute of Optum, the health services platform of UnitedHealth Group, has designated Sebastian River Medical Center’s bariatric program an Optum Bariatric Center of Excellence. Programs designated as an Optum Bariatric Center of Excellence perform more successful surgeries compared to other facilities in the area and have the outcome and quality data demonstrating a clinically superior program. 

When you are ready to schedule your surgery, learn more about pre-registration, or speak with a pre-registration representative by clicking here.


 

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Bariatric Surgery Seminar
It is necessary to attend one of our free informational seminars before your first appointment with any of the Sebastian River Medical Center Surgical Weight Loss team. Watch the seminar now.
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Life After Surgery - Follow Up Care
Fresh start. Many aspects of your health will improve after surgery, but it doesn’t happen magically. It is important to be committed to following a new and improved post-operative lifestyle, including being proactive in dealing with potential risks and discomforts associated with surgery.
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Patient Information & FAQs
Our caring medical team is here to answer your questions and assist you in any way we can. We recommend that you start learning all you can about weight loss surgery by attending one of our free, informational weight loss seminars. Then read our list of FAQS to learn more about becoming a patient at Sebastian River Weight Loss.
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Bariatric Support Groups
The Bariatric Support Group at Sebastian River Medical Center is an extension of the quality care and support we are committed to providing to our patients.
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Conditions We Treat

  • Your BMI is 40 or higher. (Use our BMI Calculator)
  • Your BMI is 35 or higher and you also suffer from one or more health problems such as Type II Diabetes or Hypertension.
  • Your BMI is between 30 and 35 and you also have significant weight induced comorbidities.

Treatments

  • Laparoscopic Gastric Bypass
  • Laparoscopic Gastric Sleeve™
  • Biliopancreatic Diversion With Duodenal Switch (BPD/DS)
  • Single Anastomosis Duodenal Ileostomy (SADI) Duodenal Switch or Loop DS
  • Conversion Surgery
  • Gastric Bypass Revision
Patrick Domkowski, MD
Patrick Domkowski, MD

Surgery,
Bariatric Surgery,
General Surgery