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The specialists at our institute are experts in helping patients to address endocrine-related causes of obesity including but not limited to hypothyroidism, hyperthyroidism and Cushing syndrome. They also coordinate treatments with specialists from other pertinent disciplines for weight loss, including bariatric surgeons, behavioral therapists, physiatrists and dieticians, to help obese patients find and stay on a path to greater wellness. Our physicians offer individualized treatment plans based on each patient’s specific condition and goals while simultaneously monitoring and treating patients for possible complications of being overweight, including diabetes.

If you or a loved one living in the Tampa metro area are struggling with obesity and in need of specialized endocrinology care for an underlying medical condition, count on our physicians’ 90+ years of combined experience to help you achieve your goals. Remember that effective weight management can significantly reduce your likelihood of contracting potentially life-threatening illnesses, including not just diabetes but cardiovascular disease and several forms of cancer. Contact us at 813.615.7620 or fill out an online appointment request form.

Body Mass Index Scores and Obesity

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  • Normal: 18.5-24.9
  • Obese: 30.0 and up

Obesity Causes and Contributors (Primary and Secondary)

  • Genetic predisposition
  • Sedentary lifestyle
  • Poor diet
  • Brain injury/tumor
  • Certain medications
  • Cushing syndrome
  • Hypothyroidism
  • Hyperthyroidsm
  • Insulinoma
  • Lipodystrophy syndromes
  • Sleep disorder