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Weight Loss Surgery in Melbourne Fl - Merritt Island and Brevard County

Advanced Surgical and Weight Loss Institute is a unique and comprehensive rapid weight loss program designed to guide patients through their journey to lose weight in Melbourne, Florida. We understand that this journey can be emotional and overwhelming, which is why we have created a weight loss program that focuses on your needs from your first consultation in the office through your many follow up visits after surgery, while utilizing a team of highly skilled medical professionals.

You may take comfort in knowing that you will be treated with the highest quality of care in a private and safe environment, while overcoming your medical problems and reaching your goals of improved health and significant weight loss. Dr. Velarde is a very experienced fellowship trained Bariatric surgeon practicing in Brevard County with over 10 years of clinical practice in Gastric Bypass, Gastric Sleeve, and Lap Band Surgeries.

Dr. Velarde is highly trained in minimally invasive techniques specializing in weight loss surgery, laparoscopic surgery and robotic surgery. Advanced Surgical and Weight Loss Institute is proud to offer the most sophisticated and advanced weight loss surgery techniques available to help patients take control of their health and stay "Fit-4-Life". Advanced Surgical has a variety of bariatric weight loss services to assist in reaching your goals:

  • EGD and Colonoscopy
  • Lap Band
  • Lap Sleeve
  • Lap Gastric Bypass
  • Wound Care
  • Breast (Benign and Malignant)
  • Colon/Rectal Surgery
  • Hernias Simple and Complex
  • Gallbladder Disease
  • Stomach and Intestinal Surgery
  • Adrenalectomy & Splenectomy
  • Distal Pancreatectomy
  • Hiatal Hernia & Reflux disease
  • Robotic Surgery
  • Weight Loss Programs
Lap Band Surgery Melbourne Fl

Lap Band Surgery

The laparoscopic adjustable gastric band (LAGB), or lap band surgery, accelerates weight loss by restricting the amount of food that can be consumed.
Melbourne Fl Gastric Sleeve Surgery

Gastric Sleeve

This surgical weight-loss procedure reduces the size of the stomach by 25% of it's original size by surgical removal of a large portion of the stomach along the greater curvature.
Gastric Bypass Melbourne Florida

Gastric Bypass

Gastric Bypass works by reducing the amount of food that the stomach can hold and decreases the amount of nutrients that are digested and absorbed.
General Surgery Melbourne Fl

Our surgical expertise covers a wide range of diseases that we treat using the latest minimally invasive techniques.

Robotic Surgery Melbourne Florida

We offer the most advanced technology and innovation that allows our surgical team to take minimally invasive techniques one step further.

Melbourne Fl Bariatric Surgery

We are proud to provide a comprehensive approach to weight loss surgery with the tools and support that help people transform their lives.

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Meet Dr. Diego Velarde

Dr. Velarde is a board certified general surgeon and fellowship trained minimally invasive and bariatric surgeon.



Get answers to the most commonly asked questions about bariatric surgery.

We use state of the art da Vinci systems!

The da Vinci System features a magnified 3D high-definition vision system coupled with flexible Single-Site instruments. These features enable your doctor to operate with enhanced vision and precision.

With da Vinci Single-Site Surgery, your gallbladder is removed through a single small incision in your belly button similar to traditional single-port laparoscopy.

As a result of da Vinci technology, da Vinci Single-Site Cholecystectomy offers the following potential benefits:

  • Low rate of major complications
  • Low conversion rate to open surgery
  • Virtually scarless surgery
  • High patient satisfaction
  • Minimal pain

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