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Surgical Weight-Loss Care to Feel Your Best

When lifestyle changes aren’t enough, our team is here to help you reach your weight-loss goals effectively. At AdventHealth Dade City, we rally around you to help you achieve meaningful weight-loss results that help you feel healthier and more in control.

Our team of bariatric specialists has helped hundreds of patients lose weight safely and better prevent or manage obesity-related health conditions like heart disease, diabetes, infertility, sleep apnea, GERD and more.

Working in unison with the AdventHealth Bariatric and Metabolic Institute, AdventHealth Dade City offers minimally invasive surgical options and compassionate care to help you get back to living your healthiest life.

Is Bariatric Surgery Right for Me?

Combined with healthy lifestyle changes, bariatric procedures can help you lose weight quickly and keep it off successfully. You may be a candidate for bariatric surgery if you:

  • Are between the ages of 18 and 65
  • Are not dependent on drugs or alcohol
  • Are ready and willing to commit to a new lifestyle
  • Have a body mass index (BMI) of 30 or above
  • Have a weight-related condition, such as high blood pressure, heart disease or sleep apnea
  • Have tried to lose weight through other means, such as diet and exercise

To determine if a surgical weight-loss procedure is right for you, we’ll look at factors like your age, your medical history, any previous attempts at weight loss, any related health conditions and your body mass index (BMI). We’ll then work to understand which procedure could best meet your needs so you can achieve your weight-loss goals.

Our team is here to help with a variety of revision and conversion procedures. To get started, call our team at 800-270-3043.

Types of Bariatric Surgery Our Team Offers

Despite their best efforts, many people struggle to achieve a healthy weight through diet and exercise. But you’re not alone, and our team is here to help. Working with the AdventHealth Bariatric and Metabolic Institute, we offer the latest surgical weight-loss procedures to help you achieve your goals.

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  • Minimally Invasive Surgery

    Our team offers the most advanced robotic-assisted and laparoscopic procedures, which mean fewer incisions, less scarring and a faster recovery for you.

  • Gastric Sleeve

    Gastric sleeve has become a popular option since it doesn’t involve bypassing the small intestine and has minimal long-term complications.

  • Gastric Bypass

    Gastric bypass reduces the size of the stomach to one or two ounces and reroutes food away from the stomach into the first part of the small intestine.

  • Revisions and Conversions

    For people who had bariatric surgery that wasn't successful, we offer lap band revisions, which modifies an original procedure, or conversions, which replaces the procedure with a new solution.

  • Lap Band Evaluations

    You may be a candidate for a lap band evaluation if you feel you didn’t meet your goal of losing weight and keeping it off, want to understand why your weight-loss procedure hasn't worked as you thought it would, or would like to talk over options with a team of professionals.

  • Duodenal Switch

    The duodenal switch reduces the stomach in a way similar to gastric sleeve and bypasses much of the small intestine.

Meet Your Bariatric Surgery Team

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Naga Thatimatla, MD

Bariatric Surgeon

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Join a Bariatric Support Group

If you’re considering or have had bariatric surgery, our support groups are here for you to share your personal journey and experiences with others who understand and support your goals.

Our support groups provide a safe environment to talk about weight loss, increase your knowledge, learn success tips and discuss any challenges or barriers to success. Groups are facilitated by our bariatric coordinators and offer guest speakers throughout the year as well. You decide how much support you need, and we will be here to help you along the way.

Class Times: Wednesdays, from 5:30 pm to 6:30 pm ET

Where Award-Winning Care Is Rewarding for You

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    Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery Accreditation and Quality Improvement Program (MBSAQIP)

    Our hospital is nationally accredited by the Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery Accreditation and Quality Improvement Program. Being an MBSAQIP-accredited Comprehensive Center acknowledges our high levels of patient care and quality outcomes.

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    Member of the American Society for Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery (ASMBS)

    Our bariatric surgeons are members of the American Society for Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery (ASMBS).

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    Blue Cross Blue Shield Blue Distinction® Center

    AdventHealth Dade City is recognized as a Blue Distinction® Center for bariatric surgical care by Blue Cross Blue Shield for providing safe, effective care and delivering better outcomes for the community.

  • Leapfrog Hospital Safety Grade A Spring 2022.

    The Leapfrog Group Hospital Safety Grade A

    AdventHealth Dade City is recognized as one of America’s highest-rated hospitals for patient safety by The Leapfrog Group.

Hear Our Patient Testimonials

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Answering Your Bariatric Surgery Questions

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