Bariatric Seminar: Imagine a Healthier You

Our Team Is Here to Help You Feel Your Best 

Losing weight can be difficult, and if diet and exercise aren’t getting you closer to your goals, surgical weight loss may be the right choice. At AdventHealth Tampa, our compassionate bariatric specialists have offered highly personalized care to the local Tampa community for decades. 

To help you reach your goals with the best possible care, we work in unison with the AdventHealth Bariatric and Metabolic Institute, which is accredited by the Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery Accreditation and Quality Improvement — a joint program of the American College of Surgeons and the American Society for Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery.

In addition to our team’s expertise in bariatric surgery, we consider all of your needs — physical, emotional and spiritual — with services that include education, support groups, three on-site chapels and more.

Innovative Care at Our Bariatric and Metabolic Institute

Here in Tampa, the AdventHealth Bariatric and Metabolic Institute offers a comprehensive, personalized approach to proven weight loss and regained health. Our multi-disciplinary bariatric and metabolic team is fully engaged at each step along your journey and conveniently located in one practice. With state-of-the-art surgical procedures, performed through minimally invasive and robotic techniques, we will customize your treatment plan to ensure your individual needs are met.

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  • Take a Virtual Tour of the AdventHealth Bariatric and Metabolic Institute

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 surgery procedures to help you achieve your goals. Our advanced procedures can offer faster healing times, minimal scarring and a quicker return to the life you love. 

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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 to reroute 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.

  • Orbera® Intragastric Balloon System

    We were the first hospital in Tampa to offer Orbera, a non-surgical solution. The Orbera balloon helps reinforce portion control by limiting the amount of food the stomach can hold.

Meet Your Bariatric Surgery Team

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John Dietrick, MD

Bariatric Surgeon

Michel Murr, MD

Bariatric Surgeon
Medical Director, AdventHealth Bariatric and Metabolic Institute

John Gonzalvo, DO

Bariatric Surgeon

How We Help You Reach Your Goals

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Join Our Support Groups

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

Our support groups are offered on the third Thursday of each month and are led by a bariatric specialist with in-depth knowledge of the clinical methods and emotional hardships involved in the weight-loss process.

No matter where you live, or what AdventHealth program your surgeon is affiliated with, you can attend a group session virtually at any location. You decide how much support you need, and we will be here to help you along the way. 

Class Dates: October 12, November 9, December 14

Class Times: Tuesdays, from 12 to 1 pm ET

If you have any questions about our support groups, please contact us at Call813-615-7287.

Serving You With Award-Winning Care

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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 a 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 Tampa 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.

  • AdventHealth awarded A-grade in Hospital Safety in Spring 2021

    The Leapfrog Group Hospital Safety Grade A

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

Hear What Our Patients Are Saying

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Answering Your Bariatric Surgery Questions 

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You Deserve to Feel Like Yourself Again

Our expert team of bariatric and weight care specialists is here to help you achieve a healthier life, and you can count on us to help you overcome any roadblocks with the support you deserve. We're here to be your coach — and biggest cheerleader — on the way to success.