South Florida Surgery Bariatric Institute provides a comprehensive program that not only allows you to lose and keep off weight, changing your body shape, but provides you with a structured interactive plan to better shape your health.
Where often diets, exercise and even medical/pharmacological methods have proven less than effective, weight loss surgery can offer a durable, healthier and effective tool in your weight loss journey.
ReShape™ Non-Surgical Weight Loss Procedure
FDA approved, non-surgical approach to weight loss.
Weight loss or Bariatric Surgery promotes weight loss in three ways:
-Limiting the amount of food you can eat at one time, by reducing the functional size of the stomach
-Reducing the amount of calories the small intestine can absorb
-Controlling a patient's hunger for food, by diminishing the hormonal drive to eat.
Dr. Eric R. Valladares, M.D, is a Board Certified General Surgeon and fellowship
trained in Bariatric Surgery. He was first trained in laparoscopic
adjustable gastric banding with the LAP BAND in 2004.
He received his undergraduate training at the University
of Miami, majoring in Biology and Microbiology with a minor
in Chemistry and Foreign Languages.He attended Howard College
of Medicine in Washington DC and completed his general surgery
residency at Howard University Hospital.
Factors that may improve your candidacy include:
An adult of at least 18 years of age
BMI is 40 or above -Calculate Your BMI
Are twice (or 100 pounds above) your ideal weight
Being overweight has been a long term issue
Overweight issues are not caused by disease related factors
Factors that suggest you may NOT be a candidate include:
Inflammatory conditions of the gastrointestinal tract
A heart or lung condition that will make you a poor candidate for surgery
Condition that may cause bleeding in the esophagus or stomach
Have portal hypertension
Esophagus, intestine or stomach is irregular
Maintaining long term weight loss is dependent on the patient's compliance and commitment to eating right and exercising on a regular basis.
SFSBI provides the patient with ongoing nutritional guidance and exercise focus.
Many patients experience additional benefits from weight-loss surgery, including improvements and even resolution, in cases of:
Type 2 diabetes, High blood pressure, High cholesterol levels, Sleep apnea, Asthma, Mobility and Agility, Quality of Life Increases & Better Performance of daily activities.
ABOUT Eric R. Valladares, M.D.
Dr. Eric R. Valladares, M.D., is a Board Certified General Surgeon and fellowship trained in Bariatric Surgery. He was first trained in laparoscopic adjustable gastric banding with the LAP BAND in 2004.
He received his undergraduate training at the University of Miami, majoring in Biology and Microbiology with a minor in Chemistry and Foreign Languages. He attended Howard College of Medicine in Washington DC and completed his general surgery residency at Howard University Hospital. After his residency, Dr. Valladares worked as a private practice surgeon gaining experience in a broad spectrum of patient care.
Eric R. Valladares, M.D.
It’s time to stop suffering with weight related health issues. Stop longing after that perfect outfit. Stop feeling awkward about fitting into the middle seat. It’s time to start shedding the extra weight and all the baggage that comes with it.
"My health was really deteriorating, blood pressure was high, I was borderline diabetic, and I knew that at the weight I was, I was either gonna prepare for a short life or find something worth living for."
CLIENTS SUCCESS STORIES
ORBERA Gastric Balloon
Sleeve Gastrectomy Procedure
ReShape Non-Surgical Procedure
Gastric Sleeve Plication
Benefits of Surgical Weight Loss
High Blood Pressure can often be alleviated or eliminated by weight loss surgery.
High Cholesterol can be alleviated or eliminated in as little as 2-3 months, post-operatively.
Diabetes Mellitus can usually be helped and often eliminated. Based upon numerous studies and the control of its complications, it is likely that the problems associated with diabetes well be arrested in their progression, when blood sugar is maintained at normal values.
Abnormal Glucose Tolerance, or “Borderline Diabetes” is even more likely reversed by gastric bypass. Since this condition becomes diabetes in many cases, the operation can frequently prevent diabetes as well.
Sleep Apnea Syndrome sufferers can achieve dramatic effects. Many find their symptoms are completely gone, and they have even stopped snoring completely.
Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease can be greatly relieved of all symptoms within as little as a few days of surgery.
Stress Urinary Incontinence responds dramatically to weight loss, usually by becoming completely controlled. A person who is still troubled by incontinence can choose to have specific corrective surgery later, with much greater chance of a successful outcome, with a reduced body weight.
Low Back Pain and Degenerative Disk Disease and Degenerative Join Disease can be considerably relieved with weight loss, and greater comfort may be experienced even after as few as 25 lost pounds.
Weight loss surgery is a highly personal decision. It is also a medical decision. Your doctor should discuss the risks and help you measure the probability of benefits so that you can make an informed decision.
SOUTH FLORIDA SURGERY & BARIATRIC INSTITUTE
351 NW 42nd Ave., Suite 409 Miami, FL 33126
2660 SW 3rd St., Miami, FL 33135