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You’re a person. Not a number.

Weight Loss Program at Palmetto GeneralPounds. BMI. Dress Sizes. Calories. When we talk about weight, we often talk about numbers. The digits we don’t mention? 9 – 5 (your full-time job), 6:30 (dinner with friends or family), 10:30 (getting to bed for some much-needed sleep).

A surgical approach to weight is about those numbers that really matter– the minutes, hours, days and years you have to enjoy life to its fullest.

Talk to a doctor to find out if surgical weight loss is right for you.

Lose the weight & improve your health.

You probably know that being overweight can have many health consequences, like depression, high blood pressure, infertility, sleep apnea and osteoarthritis.

Surgical weight loss not only helps you achieve your weight goals, it can address the other illnesses holding you back from enjoying your life. One surgery. Many possibilities.


Weight loss surgery is generally designed for those with a body mass index (BMI) equal to or greater than 40, or equal to or greater than 35 with serious co-morbidities. Laparoscopic adjustable gastric banding is also FDA-approved for weight loss surgery in people with a BMI of 30 to 35 who have at least one obesity-related condition. Weight loss surgery is considered safe, but like many types of surgery, it does have risks. Consult with your physician about the risks and benefits of weight loss surgery.

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Deiny's Bariatric Surgery Story

Before bariatric surgery, Deiny had leg issues, diabetes, hypertension and back problems that kept her from doing the things she enjoyed with her young daughter. After a friend had weight loss surgery, Deiny atended a seminar and discovered the confidence she needed to go forward and change her life for the beter.

Recognized for excellence

Palmetto General Hospital’s Center of Excellence Weight Loss Surgery Program was recently named among the best in the region for bariatric surgery by Healthgrades in the "Choosing Bariatric Surgery to Improve Overall Health: 2012 Healthgrades Trend Report.”

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