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When Lifestyle Changes Aren’t Enough

Minimally Invasive Surgical 
Weight Loss

Have hope. Because today is a new day. At AdventHealth Dade City, formerly Florida Hospital Dade City, our goal is to do what no fad diet or internet craze has done before: Provide real weight loss results that help you feel healthier and more in-control.

Our team of bariatric professionals has helped hundreds of patients lose the weight and reduce the presence of obesity related health conditions, such as heart disease, diabetes, infertility, sleep apnea, GERD and more. You'll have access to minimally invasive surgical options that help you get back to living your healthiest life faster and with fewer side effects.

If you have questions about bariatric weight loss surgery, call our Digestive Health and Bariatric Navigator.  Our navigator is here to answer your questions and help you with your weight-loss journey.  Don't wait.  Call today.  Call352-521-1170.

Your Goals. Our Expertise.

Weight Loss Surgery at an Accredited Bariatric Center.

If you're considering bariatric surgery, the Bariatric Program at AdventHealth Dade City is accredited as a Comprehensive Center under the Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery Accreditation and Quality Improvement Program (MBSAQIP).  MBSAQIP is an important distinction that gives patients seeking bariatric surgery the assurance that AdventHealth Dade City meets the highest standards for patient safety and quality.

If you choose an MBSAQIP Accredited Bariatric Center, you will receive quality care from surgeons who meet bariatric surgery criteria and protocols established by the American College of Surgeons and the American College for Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery. 

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A Healthy Weight Supports a Healthy Body

It’s time to imagine a brighter future. Maintaining a healthier weight has been linked to a longer life expectancy, a more positive self image, and increased libido. And it’s not just your outlook that improves. Additional benefits include a decreased risk of developing conditions like type 2 diabetes, sleep apnea, joint and digestive issues, and even some types of cancer. You’re also less likely to experience fertility and pregnancy issues, develop high blood pressure and heart disease, or suffer from a stroke. The healthier your weight, the healthier your body, mind, and spirit. Let the bariatric specialists at AdventHealth Dade City, formerly Florida Hospital Dade City, help you get there.

For more information or to sign up for a free information session, please call 352-521-1170View the online seminar and take the first step. 

Weight-Loss Surgery Options to Help You Achieve Your Goals

You have a choice in how you reach your goals. AdventHealth Dade City offers the only bariatric weight-loss program in east and central Pasco County. As your partner in care, we’ll educate you on your options and help you pick the procedure that works best for your needs. We specialize in the most advanced weight-loss surgeries, including:

  • Gastric Band Conversion to Sleeve Gastrectomy — If you're unhappy with your gastric band, you may have an option to convert the band to a sleeve, a minimally invasive procedure that can help you lose more weight with fewer side effects.
  • Gastric Band Removal — This is another option if you and your health care team decide you no longer benefit from your gastric band.
  • Vertical Sleeve Gastrectomy — In this procedure, a large portion of your stomach is removed, helping you feel fuller longer after eating smaller amounts of food.

After your bariatric surgery, you may need to change some habits, to include getting more exercise, eating smaller amounts of healthy foods more often, eating slowly, and not eating and drinking at the same time. You can expect to lose 50 to 80 percent of your excess body weight within the first six to 12 months.

Achieve a Healthy Weight

With a Whole Team by Your Side

Weight loss is a journey you've likely been on your entire life, one that feels like it may never end. Our bariatric specialists are here to assist you on this journey and bring you to a place where you feel healthier, more energetic, and ready to move on to a new challenge. Dr. Thati and the team of compassionate weight-loss specialists at AdventHealth Dade City are here to help you imagine a brighter, healthier future.  To learn more, call your Digestive Health and Bariatric Navigator at 352-521-1170.

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Naga Thatimatla, MD

Dr. Naga Thatimatla (Thati) is a board-certified general surgeon specializing in bariatric procedures at AdventHealth Dade City. His goal is to help all patients feel more in-control of their weight and maintain a healthier lifestyle.

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Digestive Health and Bariatric Navigator

Your Digestive Health and Bariatric Navigator at AdventHealth Dade City can help you with your weight loss journey.  And, your navigator is available to answer your questions about scheduling, medical procedures and whatever else may come to mind.  Call today at 352-521-1170.


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Reclaim Your Life

Bariatric and Weight Care You Can Count On

You’ve got this, because you’ve got us. Get the expert guidance and support you need to live healthier, longer.