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Begin the 3-step Process to Schedule A Free Consultation

The more you know about obesity and how it can affect your health can help you make an informed decision about what your options are and which type of weight loss surgery is right for you.

If you believe that you’re a good candidate for surgical weight loss and would like to schedule a consultation with a physician, we’ve outlined the process below to help you choose the path that’s right for you.

Step 1: Watch Roadmap to Weight-Loss Surgery Video

This brief video provides an overview of the steps involved in preparing for weight loss surgery, from attending the initial educational lecture to your pre-surgical nutritional, medical, and psychological evaluations. Please watch this video before going on to the next step.

Step 2: Attend An In-Person Lecture or Online Webinar

Participation in an informative pre-surgical lecture or webinar is required prior to scheduling a consultation with a physician. Click on the expandable tabs below to learn more about each event type.

In-Person Lecture

To help you determine if you’re a candidate for bariatric surgery, we have created informative monthly lectures designed to give you the valuable information you need.

You’ll discover:

  • How to determine if you are obese
  • What Body Mass Index (BMI) really means
  • The benefits of weight loss surgery
  • Whether you are a candidate for surgery
  • What your surgical options are
  • What you’ll need to do before and after surgery
Lecture: Presenter: Date: Location:
Bariatric Surgery Seminar Dr. Alfredo Fernández 5/23/17 6:15 pm Florida Hospital Carrollwood Auditorium at 7170 N. Dale Mabry Highway, Tampa, FL 33614 View
Bariatric Surgery Seminar Dr. Alfredo Fernández 6/27/17 6:15 pm Florida Hospital Carrollwood Auditorium at 7170 N. Dale Mabry Highway, Tampa, FL 33614 View
Bariatric Surgery Seminar Dr. Alfredo Fernández 7/25/17 6:15 pm Florida Hospital Carrollwood Auditorium at 7170 N. Dale Mabry Highway, Tampa, FL 33614 View
Bariatric Surgery Seminar Dr. Alfredo Fernández 8/29/17 6:15 pm Florida Hospital Carrollwood Auditorium at 7170 N. Dale Mabry Highway, Tampa, FL 33614 View
Bariatric Surgery Seminar Dr. Alfredo Fernández 9/26/17 6:15 pm Florida Hospital Carrollwood Auditorium at 7170 N. Dale Mabry Highway, Tampa, FL 33614 View
Bariatric Surgery Seminar Dr. Alfredo Fernández 10/24/17 6:15 pm Florida Hospital Carrollwood Auditorium at 7170 N. Dale Mabry Highway, Tampa, FL 33614 View
Bariatric Surgery Seminar Dr. Alfredo Fernández 11/14/17 6:15 pm Florida Hospital Carrollwood Auditorium at 7170 N. Dale Mabry Highway, Tampa, FL 33614 View
Bariatric Surgery Seminar Dr. Alfredo Fernández 12/12/17 6:15 pm Florida Hospital Carrollwood Auditorium at 7170 N. Dale Mabry Highway, Tampa, FL 33614 View

There will also be a Q&A to answer any specific questions you may have, and you’ll get to meet patients who have already undergone surgery to learn more about their outcomes and experiences.

Online Webinar

We have created an hour-long online webinar for patients who prefer to learn more about surgical weight loss from the comfort of their homes.

During the webinar, you’ll learn:

  • How to determine if you are obese
  • What Body Mass Index (BMI) really means
  • The benefits of weight loss surgery
  • Whether you are a candidate for surgery
  • What your surgical options are
  • What you’ll need to do before and after surgery

Please note that the website will track the time you spend watching the webinar. Once you’ve watched the video in its entirety, you will be able to download a certificate of completion. You will need this certificate to schedule your consultation.

Step 3: Schedule Your Physician Consultation

Once you’ve attended an in-person lecture or watched the online webinar, you’ll receive a certificate of completion and are then ready to schedule your first in-office visit with our physician. Please call 813-386-2796 to schedule your appointment.

Attend An In-Person Lecture or Online Webinar