Navigation Links
Florida Hospital Tampa is Among the First in the State to Offer vBloc® Therapy for the Treatment of Obesity
Date:12/1/2015

Florida Hospital Tampa is the first health care provider in the region to offer the vBloc® Therapy for the treatment of obesity in the state of Florida.

vBloc® Therapy is a vagal blocking therapy, delivered via the Maestro® System, for the treatment of adult patients over the age of 18 years with a body mass index (BMI) of at least 40 to 45 kg, or a BMI of at least 35 to 39.9 kg with a related health condition such as high blood pressure, high cholesterol, Type 2 Diabetes, or sleep apnea and who have tried to lose weight in a supervised weight management program within the past five years. The Maestro® System is the first new medical device to be approved by the FDA for obesity in over ten years.

Obesity is the number one health care challenge of our age and the impact of this disease is so often underestimated. vBloc® Therapy provides patients with a new surgical option for weight loss with a minimally invasive tool that does not compromise their lifestyle or social well-being.

“Our surgical weight loss team at Florida Hospital Tampa is pleased to be the first institution in the region to be certified in the surgical technique for the placement of the Maestro System,” said John Dietrick, MD, Medical Director of Florida Hospital Tampa’s Bariatric Program.

vBloc® Therapy is a laparoscopic procedure for placement of a device that is much like a pacemaker. The device is attached to the vagus nerve which helps regulate digestion and absorption in the stomach and intestines. It can be adjusted, deactivated or even completely removed. The operation is an outpatient procedure and it does not alter or restrict the digestive system.

On average, people who received vBlock® Therapy for 12 hours a day lost 28% of their excess weight in on year.

Patients interested in scheduling a consultation to learn more about vBlock® Therapy can contact Bariatric Coordinator Candie Swager at (813)615-7871 or at candie.swager(at)ahss(dot)org.

About Florida Hospital Tampa
Florida Hospital Tampa is a not-for-profit 475-bed tertiary hospital specializing in cardiovascular medicine, neuroscience, orthopaedics, women’s services, pediatrics, oncology, endocrinology, bariatrics, wound healing, sleep medicine and general surgery including minimally invasive and robotic-assisted procedures. Also located at Florida Hospital Tampa is the renowned Florida Hospital Pepin Heart Institute, a recognized leader in cardiovascular disease prevention, diagnosis, treatment and leading-edge research. The recent addition of the Doc1st ER shows that Florida Hospital Tampa is committed to providing compassionate and quality healthcare. Part of the Adventist Health System, Florida Hospital is a leading health network comprised of 22 hospitals throughout the state. For more information, visit http://www.FHTampa.org.

Read the full story at http://www.prweb.com/releases/2015/12/prweb13108556.htm.


'/>"/>
Source: PRWeb
Copyright©2015 Vocus, Inc.
All rights reserved


Related medicine news :

1. South Florida Company, Lice Troopers Has an All-natural Cure for Head Lice as 60 percent of lice are resistant to chemicals
2. Outpatient Hospital Costs per Claim for Workplace Injuries in Florida Growing Rapidly
3. Florida Mother Helps Open Second Nonprofit Milk Depot in South Florida, Helping Babies in Hospitals in 10 States
4. Asbestos Found in Winnebago County Jail, Florida Asbestos Testing Company AGC Environmental Offers Tip How to Avoid the Mineral Fiber's Fatal Health Effects
5. Into Action Sponsors Film Festival in Hollywood, Florida
6. Net Worth Commerce TV Releases Air Dates for the Southwest, Florida Region
7. ConceiveAbilities Expands Its Surrogacy Program to Include Florida, Ohio, Maryland, and More
8. The Florida Knee and Orthopedic Centers Invite You to Meet Their Expert Staff
9. Ayurvedic Consultations Available in Central East Florida Announced by the California College of Ayurveda
10. Florida-based Dr. Robert Dean Joins Relief Mission to Philippines
11. Drug Rehabilitation Center Is Now Servicing the Hammocks, Florida, with Addiction Treatment Services
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
(Date:10/13/2017)... ... October 13, 2017 , ... Global Healthcare Management’s 4th Annual Kids Fun ... NJ. This free event, sponsored by Global Healthcare Management’s CEO, Jon Letko, is ... is geared towards children of all ages; it is a non-competitive, non-timed event, which ...
(Date:10/13/2017)... ... 13, 2017 , ... “The Journey: From the Mountains to the Mission Field”: ... souls in the Philippines. “The Journey: From the Mountains to the Mission Field” is ... Bible. She has taught all ages and currently teaches a class of ladies at ...
(Date:10/12/2017)... ... October 12, 2017 , ... Planet Fitness, one of the ... today its plans to open a flagship location in Covington, LA at 401 N. ... To Go store next to Office Depot in the Holiday Square shopping center. Its ...
(Date:10/12/2017)... ... 2017 , ... Asante, a nationally recognized health system in ... existing home health joint venture through an agreement, effective October 1, 2017, to ... home health company with Asante, delivering clinically integrated care, for the past eight ...
(Date:10/12/2017)... ... October 12, 2017 , ... Leading pediatric oncology experts at ... for the 49th Congress of the International Society of Paediatric Oncology (SIOP) ... Center for Cancer and Blood Disorders at Children’s National, and Stephen P. ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):
(Date:10/11/2017)... -- Caris Life Sciences ® , a leading innovator in ... medicine, today announced that St. Jude Medical Center,s Crosson ... as its 17 th member. Through participation with ... Institute will help develop standards of care and best ... cancer treatment more precise and effective. ...
(Date:10/10/2017)... , Oct. 10, 2017  NDS received FDA 510(k) clearance in ... medical-grade battery-powered display stand specifically designed for endoscopy environments. An innovative ... into a clinical solution to support the improvement of patient outcomes, ... Design ... Solution ...
(Date:10/5/2017)... Oct. 5, 2017  In response to the ... and Maxillofacial Surgeons (AAOMS) released prescribing recommendations that ... be used as a first-line therapy to manage ... Recognizing the value and ... Paper "Opioid Prescribing: Acute and Postoperative Pain Management" ...
Breaking Medicine Technology: