Regain Your Health With Bariatric Surgery

Many people who have turned to weight-loss surgery had earlier become frustrated with their lack of success with other diets and health fads. Weight-loss surgery is about reducing your weight and gaining good health. A healthier weight from surgery can help improve or resolve many obesity-related conditions such as Type 2 diabetes, high blood pressure, joint pain, heart disease and more. Many individuals who lose weight find themselves taking less medication to treat their obesity-related conditions.

At Wellington Regional Medical Center, we want to be your healthcare partner on this journey. We realize that one solution may not be perfect for every individual and we offer several options to best suit your individual needs.

Contact Us About Weight-loss Surgery

For more information about bariatric surgery call 561-798-8587 or watch the Preoperative Bariatric Surgery video.

Weight-loss Surgery Accreditations

Wellington Regional has received numerous national and state-level certifications and accreditations for weight-loss surgery.

  • Aetna Institutes of Quality logoAetna Institutes of Quality® (IOQ) Bariatric Surgery Center. Wellington Regional has been designated an Aetna Institutes of Quality® (IOQ) Bariatric Surgery Center for comprehensive weight-loss surgery and treatment.


  • Cigna logoCigna® 3 Star Quality Bariatric Center and Center of Excellence (COE) for Bariatric Surgery. Wellington Regional has been honored by Cigna Healthcare for superior care in bariatric surgery.


  • Blue distinction centers for bariatric surgery logoBlue Cross Blue Shield Blue Distinction® Centers for Bariatric Surgery Designation. Blue Distinction Centers are nationally designated healthcare facilities that show a commitment to delivering high-quality patient safety and better health outcomes, based on objective measures that were developed with input from the medical community and leading accreditation and quality organizations.


  • Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery Accreditation and Quality Improvement Program (MBSAQIP) logoMetabolic and Bariatric Surgery Accreditation and Quality Improvement Program (MBSAQIP). The accreditation process is a voluntary evaluation to identify that a bariatric surgical center is in accordance with national standards.


  • Optum logoUnitedHealthcare – Optum Center of Excellence (COE) Bariatrics. Wellington Regional has been honored by UnitedHealthcare for excellence in bariatric services.

Patient Success Story: Jillian Doggett

Jillian had gastric sleeve surgery at The Weight Management Center. Watch as she discusses the process and how her life has changed for the better.

A woman drinking from a water bottle after exercisingAre You a Candidate for Weight-Loss Surgery?

Complete this assessment to help determine if weight-loss surgery is right for you.

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BMI > 18.5
18.5 - 24.9
25 - 29.9
30 < BMI

Weight-loss surgery may be right for you if:

  • You are between 18 and 65 years of age
  • You have a BMI greater than 40, or are more than 100 pounds overweight
  • You have a BMI greater than 35 and have at least two obesity-related co-morbidities such as type 2 diabetes, hypertension, sleep apnea and other respiratory disorders, non-alcoholic fatty liver disease, osteoarthritis, lipid abnormalities, gastrointestinal disorders or heart disease
  • You are at least 100 pounds overweight, depending on other health conditions
  • You have tried other weight-loss methods without success
  • You are medically stable and physically able to withstand surgery
  • You pass a psychological screening test that helps ensure you are able to comply with post-surgical behavior modifications
  • You complete all required pre-operative testing

Preoperative Bariatric Surgery Video

Patients having weight-loss surgery at Wellington Regional must watch this video prior to surgery to learn more about the procedure, how to properly prepare for the surgery, and possible complications that may arise.

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Patient Documents

Individual results may vary. There are risks associated with any surgical procedure. Talk with your doctor about these risks to find out if bariatric surgery is right for you.