Finding a Good Gastric Bypass Surgeon in Florida
Nearly 20 million people call the “Sunshine State” of Florida home. Both residents and visitors can find access to 210 hospitals. Five of these hospitals are nationally ranked. Florida’s highest-rated hospitals are the Mayo Clinic Jacksonville and the UF Health Shands Hospital, both of which boast national rankings in eight specialties and high performance in seven procedures/conditions. Tampa General Hospital has a national ranking in six specialties and high performance in seven procedures/conditions. Baptist Medical Center is nationally ranked in one specialty and two children’s specialties and has high performance in eight procedures/conditions. Finally, Cleveland Clinic Florida is nationally ranked in one specialty and has high performance in five procedures/conditions.
Florida offers nine medical schools including, to name a few, Florida Atlantic University Charles E. Schmidt College of Medicine in Boca Raton; Florida International University Herbert Wertheim College of Medicine in Miami; and Florida State University College of Medicine in Tallahassee. According to the Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation, this peninsula state had nearly 300,000 professionally active nurses and over 52,000 practicing physicians. Of those 52,000, approximately 25,000 were primary care doctors with the remaining 27,000 being specialty physicians.
Top Cities for Gastric Bypass Surgery in Florida
Health Insurance in Florida
The following insurance companies may cover gastric bypass surgery. However, patients considering gastric bypass surgery should contact the insurance company to discuss their policies and coverage details.
- Florida Blue (BCBS of Florida)
- Florida Blue HMO (Health Options)
- Florida Health Care Plan Inc.
- Ambetter (Celtic)
- Health First Health Plans