Welcome to JSAPA

Bariatric Surgery & Weight Loss Procedures

Here at JSAPA, we offer the most advanced and effective Bariatric Surgery and Weight Loss Procedures in West Palm Beach. We know that losing weight is not as simple as eating less and exercising more. The 3-5 year success rates of conventional bariatric surgery are dismal, and Dr. Cywes desires more for his patients. When patients follow our unique approach the success rates have been incredible 5, 10, and even 15 years after the initial consultation. Dr. Cywes has had over 800,000 success stories.

We Can Help!

Discover Your Weight Loss Journey Here

Dr. Cywes will help you understand the many tools you have in your own weight loss/get healthy toolkit. Bariatric surgery is just one of these components. Here at JSAPA, we offer the gastric sleeve, gastric band, and non-surgical weight loss balloons. We can help you understand each option so we can work together to find your best path to individual success. Dr. Cywes will guide you in making highly informed decisions about the right weight loss journey, with the best chance of the long-term success you’ve been seeking.

Our Patient's STORIES

Meet Dr. CYWES

I too am a fat guy (no matter what the body looks like, the head will always be fat) and topped the scales at almost 300 lbs 12 years ago. I was an expert at failing weight loss programs, much like all of my patients,  which is why I am so passionate about helping others just like me. Once I truly understood the root of the problem and was able to address the cause, I lost over 90 lbs. Through a deep understanding of the cause of obesity and empathy for my patients, I have been able to help thousands of others regain pride and confidence and take back their lives from the prison of obesity.

Dr. Robert Cywes, JSAPA Bariatric Surgeon



Yes I said that and I AM AN OBESITY SURGEON.

So why am I a strong advocate for surgery? Nobody quits smoking the first time they try. Typically it takes a smoker 3-5 attempts (or more) before they finally and permanently quit. Each time they go back to smoking they have to start from the beginning again. The same is true for obesity/Diabetes Mellitus. Every fat or diabetic person has to address CAUSE to ultimately be successful. However, we all relapse many times and when we do, we gain all or much of the weight and co-morbid disease back. Surgery is a very powerful tool to help people to lose weight more rapidly, getting into remission more effectively, but when we do relapse (and everyone does several times) the consequence is not as severe as going back to the original weight or disease state. So instead of yo-yoing, surgery allows for a stairstep pattern of losing weight when engaged and plateauing when disengaged. The role of the surgical practice is to help you back on track when you do relapse.

JSAPA West Palm Beach Bariatric Center

Our Bariatric Approach

Surgery (balloons, bands, sleeves, bypasses) is simply the most powerful form of total caloric reduction resulting in the most consistent powerful form of weight loss. So, patients typically lose a massive amount of weight because these devices or surgeries induces a state where you do not feel hungry, eat small amounts of food and lose a lot of weight because of calorie reduction. However, the effective durability of weight loss because of the surgery is only not permanent unless you understand and address why you gained the weight in the first place. This is more complex than it may seem. This is where the JSAPA model differs from most bariatric practices. We desire much more for our patients. Surgery is not the easy way out, it may be lifesaving necessary as a last resort, but ultimately it is addressing CAUSE that matters.

JSAPA uses a substance abuse cognitive behavioral carbohydrate addiction methodology to treat our patients into remission from diabetes, obesity and many of the other co-morbidities.


From Dr. Robert Cywes's Blog

Weight Loss Testimonials and Tips

Red meat: the evidence

  • By Robert Cywes
  • on Sep 11, 2018
Dear Robert, Red meat: the evidence There was unfortunately an error in the previous email where a paragraph was incorrectly duplicated in the Evidence section of 1) What is the relationship between the intake of animal protein products and cardiovascular disease? This.
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Florida Fitness: Weight Loss Workouts in the Sunshine State

  • By Robert Cywes
  • on Feb 01, 2018
If you’ve had bariatric surgery in Jacksonville, you have a distinct advantage over your peers up north: the beautiful Florida weather. With water everywhere and a climate that makes outdoor exercise possible year round, Jacksonville has many workout opportunities that.
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Dr. Robert Cywes’ interview on the latest study that revealed bacon, sausage and red meat can cause cancer

  • By jsapa
  • on Oct 28, 2015
Please see the link below from the 9am newscast (October 27, 2015) on WPBF Channel 25 in West Palm Beach, FL.  Dr. Robert Cywes of JSAPA was interviewed on the latest study that revealed bacon, sausage and red meat can.
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We welcome any of your questions or comments about weight loss surgery.
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Jacksonville Location

8833 Perimeter Park Blvd, Suite 202
Jacksonville, FL 32216
Tel: 904-410-3934
Text: 561-517-0642
Fax: (904) 410-3923
Hours: W-F 7:30 am-5 pm, Sat 7 am-12 pm

Palm Beach Gardens Location

2865 PGA Blvd, Suite 1B
Palm Beach Gardens, FL 33410
Tel: 561-627-4107
Text: 561-517-0642
Fax: (561) 627-5069
Hours: M-F 8 am-5 pm


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