As a result of the recent Executive Order from the office of the Governor of the State of Florida and out of an abundance of caution and concern for our patients during the current COVID-19 pandemic, we have postponed the scheduling of elective surgeries and procedures until further notice. This helps us minimize the chance of infection for our patients and staff, conserves the use of personal protective equipment and maintains resources for those who might become critically ill in the future. We will resume scheduling elective surgeries and other procedures once the situation improves. Please reach out to your primary health care provider if you have any questions or concerns.
The UF Health Bariatric Surgery Center - Shands Hospital is a multidisciplinary center that offers a comprehensive treatment approach to weight loss, allowing the surgeon to consult with a team that includes psychiatrists, nutritionists, cardiologists and other health-care providers.
Some of our most common bariatric surgeries are listed below. Each patient is different and requires a different approach. Our team of experts will meet with you, one-on-one, to discuss the best weight loss options for you.
- Gastric bypass (Roux-en-Y) surgery
- Vertical sleeve gastrectomy (sleeve)
- Laparoscopic gastric banding (* maintenance and removal)
Surgical weight loss is the only proven, reliable and long-term weight loss solution for morbid obesity. When patients adhere to the necessary post-surgery behaviors, including diet and exercise, weight loss surgery is very successful. Results from surgery directly impact a person’s overall quality of life, as well as resolve many co-existing health problems.
To obtain a copy of your medical records from UF Health Bariatric Surgery Center - Shands Hospital, please contact 352-265-0535.
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Shands hospitals and UF Physician practices accept insurance from numerous providers, including Aetna, Blue Cross Blue Shield of Florida, CIGNA, Humana, Capital Health, United Healthcare, Medicaid, and state and government services. For a full list of accepted plans visit our Insurance / Billing page.
Insurance acceptance varies between physicians and locations and is subject to change. To confirm that a specific physician will accept your insurance, please contact the practice using the telephone numbers listed at the top of the page. A representative will be happy to assist you.
Financial AssistancePatients who lack insurance coverage or are unable to pay their portion of the healthcare services they receive may qualify for financial assistance based upon their income level.
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