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.
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.
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 has become a popular option since it doesn’t involve bypassing the small intestine and has minimal long-term complications.
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 Team
How We Help You Reach Your Goals
- Assessing Your Needs
- Personalized Care at Our Institute
- Our Team of Weight-Loss Surgeons
- Medical Weight Loss Program
- Supporting Your Body, Mind and Spirit
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 Times: Tuesdays, from 12 to 1 pm ET
If you have any questions about our support groups, please contact us at Call813-615-7287.
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Answering Your Bariatric Surgery Questions
- What are the bariatric surgery requirements?
- Which bariatric surgery procedure is right for me?
- What is the cost of bariatric surgery, and will my insurance cover it?
- What are some bariatric surgery risks?
- How long do bariatric procedures take?
- How rapid is weight loss after bariatric surgery?
- How much excess skin will I have after surgery?