Compassionate Medical 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 results that help you feel healthier and more in-control.
AdventHealth Dade City is a center for metabolic and bariatric surgery with accreditation from the Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery Accreditation and Quality Improvement Program (MBSAQIP), a joint program of the American College of Surgeons (ACS) and the American Society for Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery (ASMBS), which means our expert team of Bariatric and Weight Care specialist are here to help you achieve a healthier weight and a healthier life.
Our medical weight-loss programs are rooted in science and based on tried-and-true methods of helping the people in our care achieve their healthiest weight. We offer the most advanced weight-loss surgery procedures, including minimally invasive options that help you get back to living your healthiest life faster and with fewer side effects. And because we know healthy weight loss is about more than the number on the scale, all of our services are delivered by a compassionate team dedicated to easing your mind and lifting your spirit while helping you regain your comfort and confidence.
Welcome to a Brighter Future
- 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.
- 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.
- Your Medical Weight-Loss Team
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. If you're ready to start exploring your weight-loss surgery options, take advantage of one of our online or in-person seminars to learn more about the different types of procedures, the results you can expect, and the lifestyle changes that will help you feel healthier and more confident in the years to come. We know that you have lots of questions, so our bariatric physicians will be there to provide the information you need to make the best decision for you. Once you and your health care team decide on the best option, your Bariatric Care Coordinator will talk you through each stage of the surgery and recovery process. You’ll also have access to our bariatric support groups where you can enjoy the camaraderie of new friends who are here to cheer you on and celebrate every win.
- Meet Your Doctor
Your care is in the best possible hands. Dr. 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.
Dr. Thati earned his bachelor of medicine and bachelor of surgery at Guntur Medical College, which is affiliated with the NTR University of Health Sciences in Guntur, India. He completed his residency at St. Francis Medical Center in Trenton, NJ, and St. Louis University Hospital, in St. Louis, MO. He then completed his fellowship in advanced laparo-endoscopy and bariatric surgery at St. John’s Hospital in Detroit, MI. He is certified in fundamentals of laparoscopic surgery, advanced cardiovascular life support, and basic life support. Dr. Thati is board certified by the American Board of Surgery and is a member of the American Society for Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery.
Let Dr. Thati and the team of compassionate weight-loss specialists at AdventHealth Dade City help you imagine a brighter, healthier future.
With a Team of Bariatric Specialists by Your Side
Our expert team of Bariatric and Weight Care specialists is here to help you achieve a healthier weight and a healthier life. Trust our network of care to help guide and support you in your journey to wellness. With access to a wide range of medical professionals, community resources, and local support services, you can count on our multidisciplinary team to help you overcome any roadblocks in your journey to better health. We are here to be your coach — and biggest cheerleader — on the way to success.