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Named a Bariatric Surgery Center of Excellence

East Coast Bariatrics, located at Halifax Health Medical Center - Daytona Beach, Florida campus, is a surgical weight loss program that focuses on providing a comprehensive support system for each patient. Awarded an American Society for Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery (ASMBS) Bariatric Surgery Center of Excellence, East Coast Bariatrics at Halifax Health has a long track record of favorable outcomes. The ASMBS recognizes surgical programs that demonstrate quality and safety in the care provided. Learn more about this wonderful distinction.

The surgical treatment of patients with severe obesity requires experience, skill, advance technology and understanding. Not only does East Coast Bariatrics offer all of these things but also the ability to provide patients the variety of surgical options.

These options include

You and your surgeon can determine what option is best for you.

Thinking about weight loss surgery? We can help you sign up for a free informational session today.

Learn more about our Bariatric Surgery Program.


Watch a Live Lap-Band Surgery

Watch as Joel Sebastien, MD, FACS, East Coast Bariatrics Medical Director, performs a laparoscopic adjustable gastric banding, better known as a Lap-Band surgery, while Harry Black, MD, FACS, answers audience questions.

Dr. Sebastien is board certified and specializes in the surgical treatment of obesity. He has performed more than 400 laparoscopic bariatric operations.

"This surgery is simply used as a tool in the weight loss process for morbidly obese patients," said Dr. Sebastien. "Our team of professionals will help these patients learn how to use this tool, in conjunction with certain lifestyle changes, for long term success."

During a Lap-Band procedure, surgeons use small incisions and long-shafted instruments to implant an inflatable silicone band into the patient's abdomen. The band is fastened around the upper stomach to create a new, tiny stomach pouch that limits and controls the amount of food you eat. It also creates a small outlet that slows the emptying process into the stomach and the intestines. As a result, patients experience an earlier sensation of fullness and are satisfied with smaller amounts of food. In turn, this results in weight loss.

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Hear What Our Patients Have to Say

Our patients talk about their experiences, and how bariatric weightloss surgery has changed their lives.

Holly, 32
Due to my weight, I experienced many negative health issues. I had high blood pressure, pre-diabetes, sleep apnea, PCOS and infertility.Read Holly's story...

This was the gift I received from Dr. Joel Sebastien. It was the beginning of a new life for me.Read Cerise's story...