Meet Our Physician

Dr. Peraglie has been performing Mini Gastric Bypass (MGB) since 2003, and has performed more than 800 such procedures at Heart of Florida on patients ranging in age from 15 to 72, with excellent results.

Cesare P. Peraglie MD
Colon & Rectal Surgery

Resources and Support

Get trusted information about surgical weight loss (bariatric surgery) to help you decide whether this type of surgery is for you, and to explain your options from pre-surgery through recovery.

Browse our Surgical Weight Loss Center Health Library

Understanding Obesity In many ways, obesity is a puzzling disease. How the body regulates weight and body fat is not well understood.
Obesity and Health Problems Obesity puts you at risk for other health conditions, from type 2 diabetes to sleep apnea and gastroesophageal reflux disease.
Treating Obesity Weight loss is the goal in obesity treatment. Your treatment depends on your age, health, medical history - and how much weight you need to lose.
Bariatric Surgery Bariatric surgery should be used only in select cases. These are major surgeries that involve bypassing a part of the small bowel.
Lifestyle Changes Cutting back on calories and fat and starting an exercise program are two proven methods to successful weight loss.
Children and Obesity More than 9 million children between the ages of 6 and 19 are overweight. And a teen who is overweight or obese is likely to remain so as an adult.

Mini Gastric Bypass

Benefits of Laparoscopic Mini Gastric Bypass (MGB), a life-changing alternative to traditional bypass surgery includes:

  • Excellent weight loss of 60-80% of excess body weight at one year after surgery
  • Shorter operative time - typically less than one hour 
  • Shorter hospital stay (averaging 1.1 days compared to an average of 3.8 for gastric bypass statewide)
  • Minimal complications (2.3% compared to an average of 16%*)
  • Easily reversible and revisable procedure (laparoscopically)
  • Helps resolve related health issues such as diabetes, hypertension, high cholesterol and sleep apnea

* Benchmarks published in the National University HealthSystem Consortium Benchmark Study in Bariatric Surgery

Weight-Loss Expertise

If your weight is keeping you from leading the healthy, active life you’ve envisioned, we can help. Heart of Florida Regional Medical Center's weight-loss professionals provide you with the tools you need to achieve long-term weight loss*. Heart of Florida Regional Medical Center is one of only a few locations in the U.S. to offer Laparoscopic Mini Gastric Bypass Surgery.

*Weight loss surgery:  Patient results may vary. Consult your physician about the benefits and risks of weight loss surgery.

Contact Us
Heart of Florida Regional Medical Center
40100 US Highway 27 Davenport, FL 33837
(863) 419-2341