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Comprehensive Bariatric Program

   » About Us
   1. Get the Facts
   2. Get Your Free Evaluation
   3. Get to Know Us
   4. Get Feedback [Message Board]
   5. Get Ready, Get Set, Get Surgery
   6. Get Back on Your Feet
   7. Get Your Life Back!

Healthy Weight

A healthy weight is the weight your body naturally settles into when you consistently eat a nutritious diet, are physically active, and balance the calories you eat with the physical activity you do.

But weight is only one measure of your health. People who are thin, but don't exercise or eat nutritious foods aren't necessarily healthy just because they are thin. A person who is overweight according to body mass index (BMI) charts may be healthy if he or she eats a variety of healthy foods and exercises regularly.

How much you eat is not the only determinant of your weight. Your age, metabolism, genetics, and physical activity level also play an important role in your weight, health, and risk for disease. So it's important that you avoid comparing yourself to others and that you determine the lifestyle changes you need to make to maintain a healthy weight.
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Get Your Life Back

Here you are – at lucky number 7! What an amazing journey you have taken. Maybe you do feel lucky, but you should definitely feel proud, too. You’ve completed each step, from education to evaluation, through surgery and recovery – and are now achieving your dream of getting your life back.

At Sarasota Memorial, we take great pride in each of our Bariatric patients. And as our Celebration Board (featuring “before” and “after” pictures of our patients) grows, we know we’re helping more and more patients conquer obesity and get their lives back, too.

Here are just a few of our success stories:

"I am so thankful for the opportunity to start over with a healthy lifestyle.  In some ways I wish I would have done this years ago.  But, there are seasons in all of our lives and this is my season! Thank you Sarasota Memorial and Dr. Fitzgerald for caring enough about us to provide us with this life changing surgery." 
Allison shares her Success Story!

"My reality was having to make the decision to either live or die!  My health was in trouble, my self-esteem was the lowest it had ever been and I had secluded myself  from family, friends and the outside world.  I chose to live!  Be happy and be healthy!  Weight loss surgery was absolutely the best decision I have ever made!!!"
Andrea shares her Success Story!

"Since surgery I have been able to stop taking all medications... My energy level has skyrocketed – I now walk between 3 and 3 ½ miles daily. I’ve completed so many projects around the house that I couldn’t do when I was heavy, my wife doesn’t have a “honey-do” list left for me!"
Larry shares his Success Story!

Michelle: "I feel better now than I have in my entire life!"
Grant: "I am now off all my medications. I am more active.  I feel twenty years younger.  My only regret is that I did not have this surgery sooner."

Michelle & Grant share their Success Stories!

"Since having weight-loss surgery, I have reduced the number of medications I take from seven to two. I have more energy to do my job and to spend time with my husband. But most of all, weight-loss surgery changed my life by giving me confidence that I’ve lacked for some time."
Teri Jo shares her Success Story!

Under Florida law, e-mail addresses are public records.  If you do not want your e-mail address released in response to a public records request,
do not send electronic mail to this entity.  Instead, contact Sarasota Memorial Health Care System Public Relations Offices by phone or in writing:
1700 South Tamiami Trail, Sarasota, Florida 34239 | 941-917-9000 or 800-764-8255.
CONSUMER DATA: Sarasota Memorial is accredited by The Joint Commission. Click here for information.
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Click here for free weight loss evaluation.