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BodyByBariatrics, with Dr. Elizabeth “Betsy” Dovec and Dr. Diana Lane, offers a variety of laparoscopic, bariatric surgical weight loss procedures, including gastric bypass, gastric sleeve, and revisional bariatric surgeries for patients age 15 and up, allowing you to choose the best fit for your goals. Bariatric surgeries are performed in central Florida on patients from across the world!


Dr. Dovec and Dr. Lane, along with our registered dietitian, Hannah Schuyler, RD, will work closely with you to meticulously assess your medical history and specific weight loss goals. Together, we will determine the most suitable weight loss medication tailored to your unique needs. Program is available for patients age 15 and up.

Dr. Diana Lane, Bariatric Surgeon and Dr. Betsy Dovec, Bariatric Surgeon and BodyByBariatrics CEO

BodyByBariatrics is excited to announce our future home at The Surgical Institute of Central Florida!  We have designed a beautiful, state-of-the art, comprehensive obesity management facility to offer a five-star patient experience. 

Our 15,000 sq. ft. facility will boast 3 operating rooms for bariatric, plastic, reconstructive, and general surgeries, along with 2 advanced endoscopy suites for GI procedures.  

We can’t wait to warmly welcome patients from around the globe on their transformative bariatric surgery journey!


Laparoscopic Vertical Sleeve Gastrectomy (aka “VSG”, “gastric sleeve”, or “sleeve”) removes ~80% of the stomach which restricts the amount you can eat and alters hunger hormones. On average, patients can expect to lose between ~60-70% of their excess body weight.

Laparoscopic Roux-En-Y Gastric Bypass  (aka “Roux-En-Y” or “bypass”) bypasses ~95% of the stomach which restricts the amount you can eat, alters hunger hormones, and reduces the absorption of calories. On average, patients can expect to lose between ~80% of their excess body weight.

Laparoscopic Revisional Surgery (aka “revision”) converts a Sleeve Gastrectomy to a Gastric Bypass to treat refractory acid reflux and/or weight regain. Other bariatric revisional surgery includes the removal of the Adjustable Gastric Band with revision to sleeve or gastric bypass.


BodyByBariatrics is thrilled to announce that we are in the process of revamping our medical weight loss program to better serve you! The entire team is working diligently to enhance the program, incorporating the latest advancements and personalized approaches to help you achieve your health and wellness goals.

During this transition period, we want to express our gratitude for your patience and understanding. We understand the importance of your journey to better health, and we are committed to providing you with the best possible support and care.


Childhood obesity is a serious global issue, highlighting the need for accessible bariatric surgery and medical weight loss options for adolescents. Despite some controversy, there is growing evidence that these treatments are safe and effective. At BodyByBariatrics, we’re dedicated to providing care to adolescents aged 15 and up, in line with recommendations from trusted organizations. We offer a comprehensive and convenient way to help adolescents manage their weight, backed by evidence-based practices and a team of experts. With childhood obesity on the rise and its significant consequences, addressing this problem is essential.

  • Medical Weight Loss: Adolescents can benefit from personalized dietary advice, exercise guidance, and behavior modifications designed to meet their unique needs. We start with thorough assessments and may prescribe FDA-approved medications, like Wegovy®, when needed.
  • Bariatric Surgery: If all non-surgical options have been tried and failed, we consider bariatric surgery, including gastric bypass and sleeve gastrectomy. Extensive research shows it’s safe and effective for managing weight in adolescents. 


To make your journey to a healthier you even more convenient and comprehensive, we have introduced the BodyByBariatrics Self-Pay Program. BodyByBariatrics is proud to offer some of the most competitive self-pay pricing in the country, starting at just $10,999 for both the Sleeve and Gastric Bypass procedures and $11,999 for Sleeve to Gastric Bypass Revision or Removal of Laparoscopic Adjustable Gastric Band with revision to a Sleeve or Gastric Bypass.

To further accommodate your financial needs, we offer a range of payment options, including cash, cashier’s checks, debit cards, and credit cards. Additionally, for those looking to finance their surgery, we accept CareCredit, providing a flexible and convenient way to make your bariatric journey a reality. We believe that affordability should never compromise the quality of care, and our self-pay options are designed to provide you with everything you need for a successful bariatric journey without breaking the bank.


At BodyByBariatrics, we understand that navigating insurance coverage for bariatric surgery can be a complex process. That’s why we offer a complimentary Insurance Check service to make it easier for you. Our dedicated Benefit Verification Team is here to assist you in determining if your insurance plan includes coverage for bariatric procedures. We are proud to accept the majority of commercial, Medicare, and Medicaid plans, expanding accessibility to our services for a wider range of patients.

Our process is simple and hassle-free. When you reach out to us, we will perform a thorough review of your insurance policy to determine whether it covers the cost of bariatric surgery. We believe in transparency and aim to provide you with a clear understanding of your estimated out-of-pocket expenses, ensuring you have all the information you need to make informed decisions about your healthcare journey. With our commitment to accommodating various insurance plans, we strive to make your path to better health as seamless as possible.


Dr. Dovec literally saved my life! I struggled with obesity my entire life, and it was killing me. I found Dr. Dovec online and was so attracted to her dedication and engagement with her patients. I saw tons of pics of her patients, smiling, living their best life, and looking fabulous. I wanted that for myself. And I went for it. Check out MY pics! I can’t say enough about my experience - she has become like family. Seriously, if you’re considering bariatric surgery, forget the rest and go with the BEST!
LIZ D. @lizomatic
Dr. Dovec is AMAZING. I was almost 400 pounds with so many issues like severe sleep apnea and advanced fatty liver disease. I felt ashamed that I could not control my weight. I was getting to the point that if I didn’t do something now, I was going to die. My family doctor referred me to Dr. Dovec for a consultation for bariatric surgery. I instantly felt so much love and energy and passion from her. Now, you can find me at the gym full of energy and living my best life. I would recommend her to anyone!
LANCE D. @lanceyd1970
My husband underwent the Sleeve with Dr. Dovec years ago. I saw his tremendous success. I was a working mother busy taking care of everyone else. I knew if I didn't take care of my health, I eventually wouldn't be able to take care of anyone else. I finally decided it was time for me to put myself first. I underwent the gastric bypass and can’t believe my results. I have never been more confident or comfortable in my skin. I love Dr. Dovec! She has taken such great care of my family in more ways than she will ever understand. The way she cares for her patients like they are her own family, she stands out from the rest!
DESIREE D. @flygirl_desi


Join us on the DoctorXDietitian Podcast as we dive deep into all things health, weight loss, relationships, and bariatric surgery. Your hosts, the dynamic duo of Dr. Betsy Dovec and dietitian Hannah Schuyler, RD, bring their extensive expertise and personal experiences to the forefront.

Dr. Dovec, a seasoned surgeon, and Hannah, a registered dietitian, share their own struggles and inspirational successes, providing you with a relatable and motivating companion for your own weight loss journey. Together, they empower you to be your truest, most fabulous self while delivering valuable insights, expert advice, and a dose of inspiration along the way.

Whether you’re considering bariatric surgery, navigating post-operative life, or simply seeking guidance on your path to a healthier you, the DoctorXDietitian Podcast is your go-to resource for a deeper understanding of your health and wellness. Join us for candid conversations and expert insights that will inspire and support you on your transformative journey.


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