Weight Loss Surgery in Tampa, Florida

Tired of battling obesity? So are 58 million other Americans. At St. Joseph's Hospital, we understand the emotional and physical havoc chronic obesity can cause. That's why we offer a surgical weight loss program (bariatric surgery) that can help you lose weight, and keep it off.  If your weight loss journey includes a surgical procedure, St. Joseph’s Hospital is ready to assist you with gastric bypass or sleeve gastrectomy. You will also receive comprehensive pre- and post-surgical dietary and lifestyle education, as well as the opportunity to participate in monthly support groups. 

MBS QIP ACCREDITED CENTERTo determine whether you may be a candidate, ask yourself the following questions:

  • Is your Body Mass Index (BMI) > 40?
  • Is your Body Mass Index (BMI) > 35 and are you also fighting hypertension, sleep apnea, diabetes or degenerative joint disease?
  • Have you tried every diet, without successful, lasting results?
  • Have you battled obesity most of your life?
  • Are you ready to look and feel better? 

To get the answers you need, you can rely on the expertise of the bariatrics team at BayCare. Meet our bariatric surgeon  and our bariatric program manager. Our program is nationally accredited by the American College of Surgeons (ACS) and the American Society for Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery (ASMBS), and is a comprehensive, multi-disciplinary approach to help you find the best weight loss options for you.

For more information on St. Joseph's Hospital's Bariatric Program, please call (813) 870-4986 or take a free online information session.

Learn more about bariatrics services throughout all of BayCare.


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