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The Leading Robotic Surgical Team

The Global Robotics Institute offers our patients one of the leading surgical teams in the country, well equipped with the expertise and experience to provide unparalleled Robotic Bariatric Surgery treatments and lifetime support. Our Bariatric-Specific Multidisciplinary Team is comprised of skilled and esteemed members of the medical community.

Together, da Vinci® surgery technology and your doctor have the ability to perform complex procedures through just a few small openings.
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About Dr. Keith Kim

World-renowned bariatric surgeon heads our surgical team with extensive knowledge and expertise in bariatric surgery. As Medical Director for the Obesity and Metabolism Institute at AdventHealth Celebration Health, Dr. Kim is a board certified general surgeon with efforts stringently focused in bariatric medicine and weight loss surgery. He is amongst the most respected bariatric specialists in the nation and abroad, and has performed over 4,500 bariatric procedures. Additionally, he is one of the most experienced robotic-assisted bariatric surgeons in the world and has taught hundreds of surgeons worldwide. There’s no question that in your quest for wellness and weight loss through bariatric surgery, you’re in outstanding hands with Dr. Kim and his talented team of experts.

Benefits & What to Expect

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Robotic Surgery Benefits

There are a multitude of reasons to consider robotic bariatric surgery over non-robotic procedures. Our utilization of the leading-edge da Vinci® System has revolutionized bariatric surgical procedures, enhanced precision and visualization for surgeons, and provided minimal invasiveness for patients.

You can now expect a quicker return to normal activity with a shorter recovery period and hospital stay, reduced pain and blood loss, fewer complications, and minimal scarring and risk of infection.

Revisional bariatric surgeries represent one of the most complex and challenging areas of bariatric surgery and are also performed using robotic surgical techniques. This technology has helped to significantly reduce the incidence of complications, making this procedure safer and more successful for patients.

Clinical Care Coordinator

Ciara Lopez, RN, our Clinical Care Coordinator, will provide you with the information you need to make informed decisions and act as your weight-loss concierge. She'll help ensure the lifestyle changes you make are lifelong and that you're successful by assisting you throughout the process.

Dietary Needs

Your dietary needs and nutrition plans are an important part of the pre and post-operative treatment. Ann Tamanini, RD, LD and Shelia Flores, RD, LD are our Nutritionists and Registered Dietitians. Their efforts will focus on developing an attainable and sensible nutrition program that is not only tasty, but easy to follow.

Exercise Plan

Your individualized exercise plan to assist you in reaching your weight-loss goals will be developed and directed by renowned Exercise Physiologist, Bill Kelley. He'll be providing a custom exercise program, metabolic profile, and physical activity education. Our lifestyle program also offers the guidance of our Chaplains to spiritually support you throughout this weight-loss journey.

Multidisciplinary Team Approach

Surgery at any level requires a skilled team to ensure its success, especially when it concerns the intricacies of the human digestive system. Our highly trained weight-loss surgery specialists bring a wealth of talent and experience to our institute. This group was handselected for their expertise, knowledge and professional yet compassionate bedside manner.

The Ultimate Destination

With Optimum Facilities

AdventHealth Medical Group Bariatric Surgery & Metabolic Medicine is one of the leading weight-loss programs in the United States. Our center is designed with you in mind, to keep you comfortable and ensure a calm and pleasant experience. We pair state-of-the-art surgical techniques and practices with education, exercise, and lifelong support to help you achieve wellness and success in your weight-loss journey.

Our robotic-assisted surgical techniques ensure a reduction in scarring with minimally invasive procedures. Utilizing the advanced da Vinci® Robotics system, our surgeons are able to use miniaturized instruments and a 3D camera that provide an unparalleled view and surgical precision. We strive to make you as comfortable as possible during your stay with us, and offer bariatric-equipped patient suites to assist in this endeavor.

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Meet the Bariatric Surgery Team

As you begin your treatment for weight issues you’ll quickly get to know Sharon Krzyzanowski, RN, and Ciara Lopez, RN, our Clinical Care Coordinators. They're here to ensure your time with us is as stress-free as possible so you can concentrate on becoming healthy.

Our Clinical Care Coordinators will provide you with the education and information you need to make informed decisions throughout your weight-loss journey.

Consider our Clinical Care Coordinators as your very own concierges who are available to provide support and make your weight-loss surgery and lifestyle changes successful.

They can:

  • Coordinate appointments and test scheduling
  • Assist with coordinating providers and procedures
  • Provide educational materials
  • Schedule psychological and nutritional counseling and support groups
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Bariatric Surgery 101

With the epidemic of obesity quickly rising in the U.S., AdventHealth Medical Group Bariatric Surgery & Metabolic Medicine offers patients a choice in bariatric surgery procedures, and all of the information necessary to make an educated decision on the best practice for you.