Malpractice Insurance Notice
By law, all physicians practicing in the state of Florida must notify their patients if they do NOT carry malpractice insurance. The malpractice insurance for General Surgeons is not affordable and difficult to obtain. For this reason, I and most other General Surgeons in this state have chosen NOT to carry malpractice insurance. I will provide you with the highest quality of medical care. Thank you for choosing our office for your medical needs.
Below is a copy of the official statute S.458.320(5)(g):
“Under Florida law, physicians are generally required to carry medical malpractice insurance or otherwise demonstrate financial responsibility to cover potential claims for medical malpractice. YOUR DOCTOR HAS DECIDED NOT TO CARRY MEDICAL MALPRACTICE INSURANCE. This is permitted under Florida law subject to certain conditions. Florida law imposes penalties against noninsured physicians who fail to satisfy adverse judgments arising from claims of medical malpractice. This notice is provided pursuant to Florida law”.
Robert Cywes, M.D., Ph.D.
WHY BARIATRIC SURGERY?
SURGERY IS THE WORST THING YOU CAN DO TO FIX THE PROBLEM OF OBESITY OR DIABETES.
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.
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