Weight Loss (Bariatric) Surgery Services 

Plant City, Florida

Bariatrics is the field of medicine that focuses on the causes, prevention and treatment of obesity. More than just weight loss surgery, bariatrics includes dieting, exercise, weight loss behavioral therapy and drug therapy. If other methods haven’t worked, bariatric surgery could be the solution. Bariatric (weight loss) surgery can be an important step you take to improve your life.

South Florida Baptist Hospital has proven itself as a quality destination for bariatric surgical patients, having been designated as a Bariatric Surgical Center by the Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery Accreditation and Quality Improvement Program (MBSAQIP). Our program uses a comprehensive, multidisciplinary approach to help you find your best weight loss options. Rely on the expertise of our bariatrics team to get the answers you need.

Meet our surgeons and our Bariatric program manager

Register for a free online information session to learn more about your options. These sessions can be accessed at any time and will give you a full overview of weight loss surgery. We recommend that the people who are your support system watch with you.

Take the first step by attending a free, in-person information session or register for a free online information session:

Surgical Services

Although diet, exercise, behavioral therapy and anti-obesity drugs are usually the first choices for weight loss treatments, surgery may be the best option for some patients. Weight loss surgery generally results in greater weight loss than conventional treatments and leads to better quality of life and less obesity-related diseases.

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Learn more about bariatric services at BayCare. 

For more information about South Florida Baptist Hospital's bariatric program or a referral to a bariatric surgeon, call (855) 314-8350. 

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Pre- & Postsurgery Resources for Current BayCare Patients

Prepare for your upcoming surgery and every day after with resources and recommendations from your specific hospital.