JFK Bariatric
The Bariatric Wellness and Surgical Institute at JFK Medical Center is dedicated to helping patients achieve their weight loss goals.

Every Kid Healthy™ Week

  • Commemorative Events
  • Family Fitness
  • Shopping Smarts

Ideally, physical fitness should be a family affair. People who are considering having bariatric surgery often enlist their family members for emotional and practical support. Since childhood obesity has reached epidemic proportions in the U.S., it only makes sense for weight loss surgery patients of The Bariatric Wellness and Surgical Institute at JFK Medical Center to encourage their kids to join them in forging healthy habits. Every Kid Healthy Week, which extends from April 25 th to 29 th in 2016, is a great way to kick-off your family’s new healthy habits. JFK Medical Center provides comprehensive care for every stage of life—from our newly opened obstetrics unit, The Birthplace, to our bariatric department, The JFK Bariatric Institute. Our bariatric surgery team looks forward to helping our patients embark on their new, physically active lifestyles. If you’re considering having bariatric surgery and live near Atlantis, FL, call us at 561-548-4JFK (4535) to learn more.

Beach Workouts

  • Beginner Level
  • Intermediate Level
  • Advanced Level

Physical activity is often regarded with fear, but getting a good workout after undergoing weight loss surgery doesn’t have to be a chore. The trick is to find something you truly enjoy. If you’d rather not spend time in a stuffy gym, consider hitting the beach instead. The sand adds greater resistance to many exercises, which means that it’s particularly helpful for individuals who are trying to avoid weight loss plateaus. The bariatric care team at The Bariatric Wellness & Surgical Institute at JFK Medical Center recommends that patients start with gentle exercise and gradually increase the intensity and duration of their workouts. Physical therapy, nutritional counseling, and extensive pre-operative patient education are just a few of the ways that The Bariatric Wellness and Surgical Institute at JFK display its commitment to your weight loss success. If you’re thinking about undergoing bariatric surgery such as gastric band surgery, you’re invited to attend one of our information sessions to learn more about these procedures. To learn more or speak with a registered nurse 24/7, call (561) 548-4JFK (4535).

Alcohol Awareness Month

  • Bariatric Surgery Recommendations
  • Alcohol Awareness Events

Health awareness months, weeks and days are opportunities to learn more about the issues that may affect you or your loved ones. The National Council on Alcoholism and Drug Dependence (NCADD) established Alcohol Awareness Month in April to encourage greater awareness about alcoholism, a life-threatening disease. Alcohol can compromise a person’s health even if he or she does not have an alcohol addiction. Before patients undergo weight loss surgery, for example, a bariatric surgeon at The Bariatric Wellness & Surgical Institute at JFK Medical Center may recommend limiting or avoiding alcohol altogether. When you become a patient at The Bariatric Wellness & Surgical Institute at JFK Medical Center, you’ll receive all of the information and support services you need to reclaim your health after weight loss surgery. Before you undergo bariatric surgery, consider talking to your surgeon about your average alcohol consumption. To learn more about our services or to speak with a registered nurse 24/7, call (561) 548-4JFK (4535).

Heart Healthy Workouts

After undergoing weight loss surgery, it’s important to maintain an active lifestyle to sustain your weight loss and support a healthy heart. Even if you have not had surgery, you can benefit from adding heart-healthy workouts to your routine. During American Heart Month this February, try some of the following exercises to get active, burn calories and improve your heart health. As you work to improve your heart health with weight loss and sustainable lifestyle changes, JFK Medical Center can offer you resources and clinical support through our Bariatric Wellness & Surgical Institute in Atlantis. To learn more about upcoming informational sessions or to find a physician for your surgical care, call us 24/7 at (561) 548-4JFK (4535).

I Had No Idea I Had a Problem

Eating disorders are often misunderstood, and there is a common misconception that overweight and obese individuals are not affected by eating disorders. However, there are many disorders beyond anorexia and bulimia, and these disorders are associated with weight gain or difficulty losing weight. If you suspect that you or a loved one may have an eating disorder, JFK Medical Center’s Bariatric Wellness and Surgical Institute can help you establish healthier habits for your weight in partnership with the hospital’s behavioral health services. For more information about the services we offer in Atlantis, call (561) 548-4JFK (4535) and speak to one of our registered nurses.

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