Baptist Hospital is not only a very respected Medical Center in South Florida, but with its architecture of Italian Renaissance and lush landscaping, it makes patients feel warm and welcome as they enter. Baptist Hospital, with its 680 beds opened its doors in 1960, they are committed to quality healthcare and patient safety. Located at 8900 N Kendall Drive near the University of Miami, it is the largest Baptist Health Facility that meets all patients’ critical needs and never closing their doors.
The mission of Baptist Hospital is to improve the health and well-being of individuals, and to promote the sanctity and preservation of life, in the communities they serve.
Baptist Hospital takes pride in their many choices available to treat patients with diseases, illnesses, and health issues including Weight Loss Surgery.
Baptist Hospital is staffed by nurses, healthcare professionals and physicians trained in bariatric medicine for their Weight Loss Surgery Program. The services their program offers are pre and post surgery testing, surgery consultations, free monthly information seminars, counseling and ongoing support groups. The program offers three surgery options which are Gastric bypass by rerouting the digestive system and reducing the size of your stomach, Adjustable gastric band which restricts food intake and reduces the volume of your stomach and Gastric sleeve reducing the volume of your stomach so food intake is restricted. If patients weigh 100 pounds or more over the weight that is ideal for their body, it is defined as obesity, causing severe problems with high risks such as diabetes, sleep apnea, heart attack, cancer, high blood pressure, infertility and other health problems. Weight loss or bariatric surgery as an effective treatment for severe obesity has been supported by the National Institutes of Health since 1991. Locations for Weight Loss Surgery are as follows: Doctors Hospital 5000 University Drive Coral Gables, Florida 33146 and South Miami Hospital 6200 SW 73 Street South Miami, Florida 33143. Baptist Hospital is your neighborhood hospital that is ready to treat all of your family’s health care needs.