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Choose the right path to weight loss

Select from one of our free seminars to start living the life you've always wanted. A weight loss seminar is the first step on the road to bariatric surgery, offering a thorough overview of our practice, our procedures and our process. Our online and in-person sessions are a wonderful orientation for anyone considering losing weight with surgery.

Making the decision

Making the decision to have weight loss surgery is a big one, but don't have to decide on your own.

Making the decision to have weight loss surgery is a big one, but don't have to decide on your own.

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When visiting an HCA Florida Physicians practice, you can expect high-quality care from our experienced team of doctors and providers.

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About HCA Florida general and weight loss surgery

Sun Coast Bariatrics is now HCA Florida General and Weight Loss Surgery.

Our surgical services

HCA Florida General and Weight Loss Surgical Specialists offers minimally-invasive surgical options for a broad range of general, bariatric and vascular surgical procedures.

Bariatric surgery program

With a patient population that covers adolescents, adults and geriatrics, our bariatric surgery program offers a comprehensive approach to weight loss management, before and after surgery. We create individualized treatment plans that include educational opportunities and exercise classes to assure the best outcomes.

We help you define the best possible course of action, with the following components working together for you:

  • Bariatricians certified in obesity and internal medicine
  • Specially-trained nursing and support staff
  • Experienced weight loss surgeons
  • Free aerobics classes
  • In-office fluoroscopy imaging
  • In-person and online educational seminars
  • Long-term follow-up care
  • Nutritional support with licensed dietitians
  • Patient education classes
  • Support group meetings

Our weight loss program is affiliated with HCA Florida Pasadena Hospital, which is accredited by the Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery Accreditation and Quality Improvement Program (MBSAQI).

Weight loss procedures we offer

Weight loss surgery options are all unique, and different procedures may be right for you and not for someone else. We match you with the right surgical process based on important health and lifestyle factors.

We offer the following procedures to assist obese patients with weight loss:

  • Adjustable gastric band
  • Gastric balloon
  • Gastric bypass
  • Revision surgery
  • Sleeve gastrectomy

All weight loss surgery procedures have certain risks, complications and benefits. The ultimate result from bariatric surgery depends on a patient's knowledge base and commitment to their diet, exercise and lifestyle modification program.

Clinical dietitian

Whether you need to lose weight in preparation for surgery, get back on track after surgery or you want to lose weight without surgery, our team is here for you. Our registered dietitian is available to assist you in achieving your nutritional and lifestyle goals. We review your food and exercise habits, as well as work, family and social structure, to help create a personalized therapeutic plan.

General surgical care we offer

General surgeons perform procedures on specific areas of the body, including the abdomen, chest, head and neck, blood vessels and gastrointestinal (GI) system. We provide robotic, laparoscopic and open repair for malignant and benign tumors, as well as other diseases of the gallbladder, stomach, spleen, pancreas, esophagus and small intestine.

Some procedures our surgeons can perform include:

  • Anti-reflux surgery
  • Benign and malignant breast tumor removal
  • Colorectal cancer or tumor surgery
  • Diverticulitis surgery
  • Esophagogastroduodenoscopy (EGD)
  • Gallbladder surgery
  • Gastric and duodenal ulcer removal
  • GI obstruction repair
  • GI polyps removal
  • Hemorrhoid surgery
  • Hernia repair, including abdominal, hiatal and inguinal (groin)
  • Laparoscopic appendectomy
  • Nephrectomy (kidney removal)
  • Screening and diagnostic colonoscopy
  • Sentinel breast lymph node biopsy
  • Small Intestine cancer or tumor surgery
  • Stomach cancer or tumor surgery

Patient resources

Patient care is our first priority, and we're committed to making your experience as convenient as possible. Learn more about the resources available to our patients.

Health Portal
Manage your appointments, connect with your doctor and view your medical information through our convenient and secure Health Portal.
Patients rights and responsibilities
While you're in our care, we believe an important part of your patient experience is knowing what to expect from us and understanding our commitment to you and your health.
Make a payment
Flexibility to pay online means it's easier to focus on what matters most: your health and wellness. Find multiple options to make payments and get help when you need it.

Support Groups

Our weight loss surgery support groups can be a valuable resource for you to reach and maintain your weight loss goals.

Our weight loss surgery support groups can be a valuable resource for you to reach and maintain your weight loss goals.

HCA Florida General and Weight Loss Surgery Online Seminar

The first step on the road to bariatric surgery at General and Weight Loss Surgery is participation in a weight loss seminar.