Tampa Bay, Florida

Tampa Bay, sometimes referred to as the heart of Florida’s coast, is home to endless blue skies, ocean waves, and health opportunities for all. Not just a travel destination for vacationers across the globe, it’s a city as warm and inviting as its weather. Residents of Tampa are not just warm and inviting, they’re focused on their health and overall wellness. One report named them one of the healthiest cities to live in the United States due to residents’ focus on integrative health and wellness  and staying well-hydrated. 

Tampa Bay boasts ecotourism that brings people from all over to explore the beautiful natural surroundings. It makes it easy for tourists and residents to feel one with nature while still feeling like they’re doing their part to protect valuable ecosystems. Three scenic rivers surround and intersect Tampa Bay—Alafia, Hillsborough, and Little Manatee. Tidal inlets lead to the bay, offering plenty of opportunity for adventure. Individuals that love being active, especially outdoors, will find plenty of opportunity and enjoyment in Tampa Bay.  

Pursue health and wellness with a group of like-minded individuals at the link here: https://www.meetup.com/cities/us/fl/tampa/sports-fitness/. Or, find a list of sporting and recreation events here: https://www.visittampabay.com/tampa-events/.  

There are a number of great bariatric surgeons in Tampa Bay area that offer weight-loss surgery options like the Lap-Band® Program. Because the Lap-Band Procedure is performed laparoscopically and doesn’t require any cutting or rerouting of the intestines or stomach, it isn’t like other bariatric procedures. For a safer, effective, and customizable weight-loss surgery option, check out the list of bariatric surgeons below that perform the Lap-Band Weight-Loss Surgery. 

There are 4 Lap-Band® Surgeon Locations In Tampa Bay, Florida

Tiffany Jessee

Sun Coast Bariatrics

1609 Pasadena Ave South South Pasadena FL 33707 US

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Jose Erbella

Manatee Memorial Hospital

206 2nd St E Bradenton FL 34208 US

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Jose Erbella

Jose Erbella, M.D., FACS

315 75th St. W Bradenton FL 34209 US

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Tiffany Jessee

Sun Coast Bariatrics - Port Richey

5243 Hanff Lane New Port Richey FL 34652 US

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What Do the Badges Mean?

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Credentialed: The practice has completed LAP-BAND® Training and Proctoring and/or ReShape Lifesciences™ continuous education training within the past 24 months.

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High-volume Center: The practice has completed LAP-BAND® Training and Proctoring and/or ReShape Lifesciences™ continuous education training within the past 24 months.

The practice has performed 100+ LAP-BAND® Procedures over the last three years.


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Premier Center: The practice has completed LAP-BAND® Training and Proctoring and/or ReShape Lifesciences™ continuous education training within the past 24 months.

The practice has performed 250+ LAP-BAND® Procedures over the last three years.


Re-Engagement Aftercare: The practice will accept any patient that already has the LAP-BAND® and needs aftercare and adjustment. This surgeon won’t remove your LAP-BAND® unnecessarily.