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Bariatric Frequently Asked Questions

Understanding the Disease and Treatment of Obesity

Welcome to MiVIP Miami, your local surgical center. We invite you to browse our FAQs to learn about our industry-leading obesity and bariatric surgery options.

Feel free to contact MiVIP Miami to learn more about these and other treatments that we offer at (855) 996-4847.

What is Bariatrics?

Bariatrics is a term that refers to the medical specialty that focuses on the causes, symptoms and treatment of obesity. Obesity is a serious health condition in the United States today and affects more than one-third of the population in all age groups.

What is Gastric Banding?

Gastric banding is a way of making the stomach pouch smaller to achieve weight loss. It works by the surgical placement of a ring around the top portion of the stomach. The tightness level can be adjusted to allow more or less food into the stomach cavity.

What is Gastric Sleeve Surgery?

A sleeve gastrectomy is the surgical removal of nearly 80 percent of the stomach. The resulting smaller stomach cannot accept as much food as before, resulting in dramatic and ideally long-term weight loss for patients.

What is a Gastric Bypass?

In a gastric bypass, the size of both the stomach and small intestine are reduced surgically. This reduces the amount of food that can be consumed as well as reduces the amount of food that can be absorbed by the body. Together, this creates extreme weight loss.

What is MiVIP Miami?

MiVIP Miami is a leading surgical center that specializes in minimally invasive treatment options for a variety of conditions. Our approach delivers exceptional results to patients with shorter recovery times, reduced instances of complications and improved health and wellness.

Our bariatric surgery treatments are performed by the area’s leading board-certified surgeons and supported by a highly professional and trained staff.

How Can I Contact MiVIP Miami?

Patients who are interested in learning more about MiVIP Miami and bariatric surgery options can browse our extensive online library. Additionally, feel free to call our office at any time to speak to one of our professional and courteous staff members. Our phone number is (855) 996-4847.