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Comprehensive Weight Loss & Bariatric Care at Tampa General Hospital

At TGH + USF Health Bariatric Center, our focus is on our patients and how we can help them accomplish their weight loss goals. First and foremost, we work to improve and resolve medical conditions such as diabetes and hypertension through surgical and non-surgical means. The quality of life for our patients is improved as a result.

If you’re dealing with obesity and its associated health effects, we’re here for you. The first step to getting involved in our program is to attend one of our free, hour-long bariatric surgery information sessions, held four days a week. There, you’ll learn more about our program and get your questions answered.

Our Services

The TGH + USF Health Bariatric Center offers more ways to lose weight than any other weight loss surgery center in Florida. Our services include:

  • Several types of adult and adolescent bariatric surgery  
    • Roux-en-Y gastric bypass
    • Gastric sleeve
    • Duodenal switch
    • Revisional bariatric surgery
  • Robotic and minimally invasive surgery options, involving small incisions resulting in less pain and a quicker recovery
  • Incisionless endoscopic bariatric surgery, featuring state-of-the-art endoscopy, balloons and pumps
  • Medical weight loss management provided by a board-certified weight loss physician

We also run post-operative care programs and offer long-term support to patients. Most of our services are available to people who are 16 years of age and older and who have a body mass index (BMI) greater than 35.

What Sets Us Apart

TGH + USF Health Bariatric Center is an academic program, always at the forefront of medical research and teaching, so we can help you come up with the treatment plan that best caters to you and your specific needs, no matter how complex or unique.

Plus, you’ll work with a multispecialty team of bariatric experts, including surgeons, bariatricians, registered nurses, psychologists, dietitians and exercise physiologists – all of whom are genuinely dedicated to your success – and are based out of a single, convenient location.

The TGH + USF Health Bariatric Center is also accredited as a Comprehensive Center with Adolescent Accreditation by 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).

Success Stories

We have helped more than 5,000 patients achieve healthy weights and lifestyles, including NFL players. We’re ready to add you to our growing list of success stories, too.

Become a Patient

For more information about the TGH + USF Health Bariatric Center and the services we offer, email or call (813) 844-7473. When you’re ready to take the first step toward your weight-loss goals, register for one of our free, hour-long bariatric surgery information sessions.

With a BMI higher than 35, we recommend scheduling a free information session. Please fill out this form and we will be in contact with you soon.


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