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Expertise of Michel Murr, MD

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Dr. Murr is certified by the American Board of Surgery and specializes in bariatric surgery. For over 30 years, he has been dedicated to helping individuals regain their health by providing cutting edge treatment in a caring and nurturing environment. Through a comprehensive, interdisciplinary approach, Dr. Murr and his team focus on the whole health of each person and apply a customized approach for improved well-being.

As a pioneer of bariatric surgery, Dr. Murr has served in leadership roles in many national scientific organizations. He maintains an active role in education and research. Founder of the American Society for Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery (ASMBS) Florida State Chapter, Dr. Murr has been instrumental in working with Florida Legislature, encouraging insurance companies and employers to support comprehensive obesity management.

Voted by his peers as the Top Bariatric Surgeon in Tampa, Dr. Murr is embedded in the community and has lived in Tampa for the last 20 years.

Care Philosophy

My father once told me that physicians are privileged to enter the inner sanctums of patients that otherwise are not accessible to people in other professions; my responsibility to patients is to build trustworthy relationships and maintain utmost discretion and privacy. In daily interactions, my ‘patients come first’ in everything I do whether in scheduling their appointments or tailoring their treatment plan. The second principle is ‘patients are always right’; that means I listen, empathize and validate and above all, I respect patients’ priorities, values and choices. Lastly, ‘all patients are equal’ because were all are children of the same God and deserve equal treatment and opportunity to access care in a healing, supportive and safe environment.

Areas Served
Tampa, FL
Languages Spoken

American University of Beirut


General - The University of Iowa -University Hospitals and Clinics


Mayo Clinic

Board Certification

Surgery: The American Board of Surgery

Ages Accepted

Insurances accepted by Michel Murr, MD


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  • AdventHealth Advantage Plan
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