The surgeons at Ocala Health were among the first in the country to offer this new, minimally invasive technique. Laparoscopic surgery utilizes videoscopy to produce the same dynamic results as open gastric bypass with less trauma to the body. This latest surgical option is often the safest with the most compelling results in the industry. Lessened post-operative pain and a shortened hospital stay puts you back on your feet quicker, thanks to reduced recovery time.

Nationwide, statistics indicate the gastric bypass surgery is effective in 85 percent of all people who have the surgery. Success means the individual loses at least 50 percent of their excess body weight and maintains that weight loss for more than five years. Bear in mind, this also means that 15 percent of all people who have had gastric bypass surgery did not lose weight, or they lost weight but gained it back within five years.