Weight loss surgery is an option for individuals who:

  • Are 100lbs or more over ideal body weight.
  • Have a body mass index (BMI) of 40 or higher.
  • Have a BMI of 35 to 39.9 with a diagnosed weight-related health problem, such as diabetes, high blood pressure or obstructive sleep apnea.
  • Are at least 18 years old.

If you have tried traditional weight loss methods without success and you would like to explore the option of bariatric surgery, speak to your doctor or contact our bariatric team to see if you qualify. Call (904) 702-6360 or email us at mhjx.bariatriccenter@hcahealthcare.com.


When a patient meets the medical criteria for morbid obesity, Medicare, HMOs and many private insurance companies may cover surgical treatment. If your insurance does not cover the treatment of morbid obesity, there are financing options available. If you have questions regarding insurance coverage and benefits, call (904) 702-6360 or email one of our qualified bariatric specialists for more information.