Mayo Clinic works with hundreds of insurance companies and is an in-network provider for millions of people. In most cases, Mayo Clinic doesn't require a physician referral. Some insurers require referrals, or may have additional requirements for certain medical care. All appointments are prioritized on the basis of medical need.

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To make an appointment with the Bariatric Center in Florida, the Central Appointment Office at Mayo Clinic in Florida:

8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Eastern time
Monday through Friday

If you're struggling with obesity, the Bariatric Center at Mayo Clinic in Florida offers the highest level of quality care and can help you regain your health. The center's goal is to help you improve your overall health and your quality of life.

Mayo Clinic in Florida can offer surgical and non-surgical routes for achieving your weight-loss goals. Your health care team can work with you to determine the best option for you. Obesity is a chronic disease that can contribute to dozens of health problems, including diabetes mellitus, heart disease, depression and cancer.

Why choose the Bariatric Center in Florida?

The Bariatric Center in Florida has special expertise in a number of minimally invasive surgical procedures, including gastric bypass, sleeve gastrectomy and duodenal switch as well as revisional procedures for complications or less than optimal outcome after primary bariatric surgery. Our center also coordinates with Mayo Clinic in Florida's Advanced Endoscopy Center, which performs advanced bariatric endoscopic treatments when those are more appropriate.

A team approach focused on your specific needs

Our team of deeply experienced, skilled specialists collaborates and consults with you to learn your individual needs. Together we'll develop a treatment plan tailored to your specific challenges.

Accredited program

Mayo Clinic in Florida has been a Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery Accreditation and Quality Improvement Program (MBASQIP) Accredited Center since 2015. MBSAQIP is the accrediting body that aims to ensure all designated members achieve advanced, safe and high-quality care for bariatric patients. Each year we work with MBSAQIP to ensure we are delivering the most effective and safe care to our patients to achieve the best possible outcomes.


Mayo Clinic works with hundreds of insurance companies and is an in-network provider for millions of people.

  • Physician referrals are not required but are encouraged.
  • Mayo Clinic is a Bariatric Surgery Center of Excellence for most insurance companies, which usually means your insurance plan will cover bariatric surgical care.

We also accept and work with self-pay patients, for those who do not have bariatric benefits covered by insurance.

The Bariatric Center at Mayo Clinic in Florida brings together a highly skilled, compassionate team of providers and caregivers with deep experience and expertise in multiple related specialties, including:

  • Nutrition services
  • Medical bariatrics
  • Bariatric surgery
  • Gastroenterology
  • Psychology
  • Physical and occupational therapy

Mayo Clinic in Florida is a large multispecialty institution. If your needs call for it, we can quickly consult with highly experienced specialists from other Mayo Clinic specialty departments on heart and lung problems, diabetes, sleep disorders, and other areas as needed.

Your evaluation

Your individual evaluation will be discussed with your care team at your initial appointment. This preliminary evaluation can be completed in one day. Patients should have a primary care health care provider with whom our bariatric team can communicate, to help ensure the best continuity of care.

Before you decide to go through with the surgery or the endoscopic weight-loss procedure, it's important to understand that these successful procedures require a lifelong commitment to changing diet and exercise habits. In large part, you determine the success of the treatment.

Your multispecialty Bariatric Center care team will collaborate and consult with you to determine the best course of care for your specific challenges. Together, you'll discuss which methods of care are best for you, including any of the following.

Lifestyle modifications

You'll learn about your lifestyle choices that contribute to weight gain, as well as strategies to help adjust behaviors such as:

  • Skipping meals
  • Snacking between meals
  • Eating out daily
  • Frequently consuming indulgence foods
  • Eating in response to stress or negative emotion
  • Not participating in physical activity


Weight-loss medications can be a helpful addition to a healthy low-calorie diet and exercise plan. The bariatric team can advise you whether medications are an appropriate treatment option and provide you with a prescription and monitoring plan.

Weight-loss (bariatric) surgery

The Bariatric Center in Florida has specialized, extensive expertise in a number of primary and revisional surgical procedures. Surgical techniques such as robot-assisted and laparoscopic surgery are precise, less invasive, and can lead to faster recovery times, decreased complications, and less pain and blood loss.

Explore each of the principal bariatric procedures performed at the Bariatric Center:

Revisional bariatric surgery

In our center, we also have expertise to treat complications from primary procedures or for patients with failed operations and weight gain.

Bariatric surgery for transplant patients

The Bariatric Center in Florida also treats transplant patients in need of bariatric surgery before, during and after transplant surgery.

Endoscopic weight-loss (bariatric) procedures

The Bariatric Center in Florida also coordinates with the Advanced Endoscopy Center at Mayo Clinic's campus in Florida, which performs nonsurgical weight-loss procedures for certain people who do not qualify for bariatric surgery, or who may not be able or willing to undergo a weight-loss operation.

Mayo Clinic offers several surgical services and procedures, including but not limited to those listed below. Not all services may be available at all locations. Please confirm when you call to request an appointment.

Bariatric Center surgeons may address a range of conditions through surgical and other approaches.

Mayo Clinic has one of the largest and most experienced practices in the United States, with campuses in Arizona, Florida and Minnesota. Staff skilled in dozens of specialties work together to ensure quality care and successful recovery.

Find doctors and medical staff:

Mayo Clinic has major campuses in Phoenix and Scottsdale, Arizona; Jacksonville, Florida; and Rochester, Minnesota. The Mayo Clinic Health System has dozens of locations in several states.

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Mayo Clinic surgeons are active in research in various aspects of bariatric surgery.


See a list of publications about bariatric surgery by Mayo Clinic physicians on PubMed, a service of the National Library of Medicine.

Our patients tell us that the quality of their interactions, our attention to detail and the efficiency of their visits mean health care like they've never experienced. See the stories of satisfied Mayo Clinic patients.

Mayo Clinic works with hundreds of insurance companies and is an in-network provider for millions of people.

In most cases, Mayo Clinic doesn't require a physician referral. Some insurers require referrals, or may have additional requirements for certain medical care. All appointments are prioritized on the basis of medical need.

Learn more about appointments at Mayo Clinic.

Please contact your insurance company to verify medical coverage and to obtain any needed authorization prior to your visit. Often, your insurer's customer service number is printed on the back of your insurance card.