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Bariatric, Metabolic, Weight Loss Surgery

Bariatric surgery, known as weight loss surgery, is a proven method for achieving and maintaining long-term weight loss for those living with extreme obesity.

USF Health partners with Tampa General Hospital to offer the TGH + USF Health Bariatric Center, which offers a comprehensive range of services to those who are dealing with obesity and its associated health effects. The Center is named a Comprehensive Center with Adolescent Accreditation under the Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery Accreditation and Quality Improvement Program, a joint program of the American College of Surgeons (ACS) and the American Society for Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery (ASMBS).

Through this dedicated program in a supportive and encouraging atmosphere, patients receive the physical, pharmaceutical and psychological support (the surgical and non-surgical) they need to achieve a healthier weight and lifestyle.

Patients work with a multispecialty team of bariatric experts, including surgeons, endocrinologists, bariatricians, registered nurses, psychologists, dietitians, and exercise physiologists, in a single, convenient location.

Bariatric services include:

  • Comprehensive wellness assessments
  • Nutritional interventions
  • Physician-supervised (non-surgical) rapid weight loss programs
  • Physician-supervised (non-surgical) weight maintenance programs
  • Bariatric surgery education
  • Bariatric surgery support groups
  • Psychological assistance
  • Gastric bypass surgeries
  • Sleeve gastrectomies
  • Adjustable gastric banding procedures
  • Revisional bariatrics surgeries
  • Post-operative care programs and long-term support

USF Health also leads the Adolescent Bariatric Surgery program, a comprehensive, inter-disciplinary program for adolescents over the age of 16 with a body mass index of 40 or higher. The TGH + USF Health Bariatric Center is accredited as a Comprehensive Center with Adolescent Qualifications by the Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery Accreditation and Quality Improvement Program (MBSAQIP). Candidates for either bariatrics program must meet specific criteria, including BMI (body mass index) requirements. In addition, surgical candidates must complete our bariatrics counseling program before undergoing weight loss surgery. This program is designed to equip patients with an effective range of tools to increase the likelihood of meaningful, long-term weight loss. 

For more information about the bariatrics services available at Tampa General Hospital, email or call (813) 844-7473. When you’re ready to take the first step towards bariatric surgery, you can register for one of our bariatric surgery information sessions.

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