Weight Loss Surgery Support Groups

You’ll find support from BayCare throughout your entire weight loss journey to ensure your continuing success. Long-term success is about more than just achieving an ideal weight. It means getting healthier by resolving your health issues and getting back to enjoying the things you love. Topics can include dealing with not only nutrition and physical health, but also emotional, mental, psychological, and spiritual well-being. When you attend a support group, you’re surrounded by people who understand and share your goals. Your support person or significant other, is encouraged to attend too.

For more information on a weight loss surgery support group near you, please call the bariatric manager affiliated with your physician:

Bariatric Manager: Michelle Stracke, St. Joseph's Hospital, call (813) 870-4986 or email.
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  • David F. Echevarria, MD

Bariatric Manager: Lisa Musician, South Florida Baptist Hospital, call (813) 707-2152 or email.
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  • Stephen M. Butler, MD
  • Anthony S. Rossi, DO

Bariatric Manager: Vicky Blackard, Mease Dunedin Hospital, call (727) 734-6879 or email.
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  • Richard S. Gordon, MD
  • Theodore R. Small, MD

Bariatric Manager: Gretchen Miller, St. Anthony's Hospital, call (727) 825-1495 or email.
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  • Kevin L. Huguet, MD
  • Jamii St. Julien, MD

Bariatric Registered Dietitian: Cathy Fox, St. Joseph’s Hospital-South, call (813) 302-8497 or email.

  • Keyur Chavda, MD

Get Started Today!

BayCare is proud to offer assistance and support for individuals throughout the Tampa Bay area on their quest to lose weight through bariatric surgery or non-surgical means. Patients in Tampa, Clearwater, St. Petersburg, Dunedin, Plant City, Oldsmar, Lutz, and the surrounding areas can register today for an online or virtual weight loss information session. You can also call (855) 314-8350 for a free physician referral.