“Dr. Cywes and the office staff is full of wonderful people who are always there for you when you need them.” Surgery Success Tracey Lost: VIEW OUR PATIENT'S SUCCESS STORIES ⇒ Wonderful! I feel 202 lbs West Palm Beach, FL — Obalon JSAPA Bariatric Surgery West Palm Beach Get your Obalon “I go to the gym 3 days a week, walk and occasional run. I feel better now than I can ever remember.” Surgery Success Steve Lost: VIEW OUR PATIENT'S SUCCESS STORIES ⇒ I feel Better than EVER! 90 lbs Jacksonville, FL — Orbera Gastric Surgery - JSAPA Get Orbera today! Orbera - JSAPA Gastric Surgery Check IT Out PODCAST Author and bariatric surgeon Robert Cywes, MD, PhD joins Vinnie to talk about the fact that consumption of carbohydrates are the main cause of obesity, and most obese people are using carbohydrates as a drug to deal with emotional issues.

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

JSAPA Success Story - Steve after surgery JSAPA Success Story - Steve before surgery “I go to the gym 3 days a week, walk and occasional run. I feel better now than I can ever remember.” Steve Make an appointment Actual Patient SUCCESS STORIES JSAPA Success Story - Veronica after surgery JSAPA Success Story - Veronica before surgery “Working with Dr. Cywest has been one of the best choices I’ve made in my life. I feel without it, I wouldn’t have a life.” Veronica Make an appointment Actual Patient SUCCESS STORIES JSAPA Success Story - Tracey after surgery JSAPA Success Story - Tracy before surgery “Dr. Cywes and the office staff is full of wonderful people who are always there for you when you need them.” Tracey Make an appointment Actual Patient SUCCESS STORIES JSAPA Success Story - Rhonda after surgery JSAPA Success Story - Rhonda before surgery “I couldn’t believe how fast I lost the weight! Dr. Cywes has completely changed my life!” Rhonda Make an appointment Actual Patient SUCCESS 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

Jackie: LAP-BAND Success

  • By jsapa
  • on Apr 19, 2009
I've lost 115 lbs.- This was the best decision of my life - I'm no longer a med-dependent diabetic. I can say I'm healthy and very happy - I am able to do things I've never been able to do!
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Sue: LAP-BAND Success

  • By jsapa
  • on May 19, 2009
For as long as I can remember, I have been on a diet. Cabbage soup, cookies, starvation - nothing ever seemed enough or made me want to stay on it long term. Just over a year ago, I discovered the.
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Gastric Band Surgery for Obese Children

  • By jsapa
  • on Jun 04, 2009
Obesity tends to run in families. Oftentimes, children of overweight or obese parents will find themselves suffering from the same weight problems as their parents did before them.
Read More

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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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