Bariatric Surgery Program is the only Tampa Bay program to earn this national distinction

Tampa, FL – Memorial Hospital of Tampa is among the top 5 percent in the nation for Bariatric (Weight Loss) Surgery, according to Healthgrades, the leading resource that connects consumers, physicians and health systems. Each year, Healthgrades evaluates hospital performance at nearly 4,500 hospitals nationwide for 32 of the most common inpatient procedures and conditions using Medicare data, for bariatrics procedures.

“The Healthgrades Specialty Excellence Awards recognize hospitals with superior performance in specific specialty lines like bariatrics to assist patients and consumers in making healthcare decisions,” explained Sonia Wellman, CEO.  “Patients and consumers can feel confident knowing that hospitals recognized for their performance in Bariatric Surgery provide personalized, high quality care and superior outcomes.”

“I have been honored to be a part of Memorial Hospital of Tampa’s exceptional Bariatric Surgery Program since 2005,” said Dr. Richard DiCicco, M.D., Medical Director.  “Our accredited program in South Tampa has received many Center of Excellence honors over the years which underscores our commitment to clinical excellence in Bariatric Surgery.”

Memorial Hospital of Tampa is a MBSAQIP Accredited Comprehensive Center. It is one of eight bariatric surgery programs in Florida to earn the Healthgrades Specialty Excellence Award and the only one located in Tampa Bay.

View the full list of Specialty Excellence Award™ recipients here. Read the complete Healthgrades 2021 Report to the Nation and detailed study methodology.