UF Health Surgery are pleased to report that our practices will be increasing in-person visits while continuing, in some cases, to offer telehealth visits. It is important to know that we have implemented a number of measures to safeguard the health of our patients, visitors and caregivers. Please visit coronavirus.ufhealth.org for the latest updates and information about safety measures being taken at UF Health.
Please contact your provider to schedule an appointment and they will determine if a telehealth visit is right for you. View our telehealth section for assistance in how to prepare for and connect to a scheduled appointment. If you still need assistance, please contact our office.
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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