Restore your health and regain confidence with a proven long-term weight-loss solution. The weight loss surgery team at Good Samaritan Medical Center is ready to guide you on your journey to a healthier and more active life.

If you’re 100 pounds or more overweight you may be a candidate for medical weight-loss. The reasons are more than cosmetic. People who are more than 30 percent over their ideal weight often experience serious medical problems, such as heart disease and diabetes, and may be at increased risk for certain cancers.



Abraham Betancourt, MD
Bariatric & General Surgery


Gustavo Lopes, DO
Bariatric & General Surgery


Eduardo Parra-Davila, MD, FACS, FASCRS
Bariatric, Colorectal & General Surgery

Lose the bad stuff that comes with the weight, too

Depression, high blood pressure and risk of diabetes are some of the most common health issues associated with obesity. Infertility, sleep apnea and osteoarthritis could also complicate your health as well. Surgical weight loss may reduce your weight, but it can also potentially treat these symptoms or future health risks.

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.

Learn more about the Good Samaritan Medical Center’s Surgical Weight Loss Program. Contact our Bariatric Clinical Program Coordinator, Shannon Follwell, RN, CBN, at 561-650-6216 or email [email protected] for more information on the procedure.


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