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Florida Hospital Physician Group Welcomes Bariatric Surgeon

Dr. John A. Dietrick joins Florida Hospital Physician Group as part of the Florida Hospital Tampa Surgical Weight Loss Institute.

Tampa, FL (PRWEB) June 20, 2016

Florida Hospital Physician Group (FHPG) is pleased to announce the addition of John Dietrick, MD, FACS to Florida Hospital Physician Group. Dr. Dietrick is a highly experienced, board certified general surgeon with expertise in weight loss surgery using minimally invasive surgical and robotic techniques, and is the Medical Director of the Florida Hospital Tampa Surgical Weight Loss Institute.

Dr. Dietrick earned his medical degree from Wright State University School of Medicine in Dayton, Ohio before completing his internship and residency in General Surgery at Loyola University Medical Center in Chicago, IL.

Following his residency, he joined the faculty at the University of Toledo Medical Center where he was appointed Chief of Trauma Surgery and Associate Director of the Surgical Training Program. He then entered private practice in Toledo and founded Toledo Surgical Specialist, Inc. where he served as President before relocating to Tampa in 2003.

He received his board certification from the American Board of Surgery, is a Fellow of the American College of Surgeons, and is a member of the American Society for Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery.

Dr. Dietrick was integral in establishing the Surgical Weight Loss Center at Florida Hospital Tampa in 2005. The center has now become a comprehensive weight loss program known as the Florida Hospital Tampa Surgical Weight Loss Institute where Dr. Dietrick serves as Medical Director.

Specializing in minimally invasive and robotic surgery, Dr. Dietrick performs the following weight loss procedures: gastric sleeve, gastric bypass, Lap-Band,® and vBloc® Therapy. Through his Medical Directorship, Dr. Dietrick has also introduced a non-surgical weight loss option, the Orbera™ Weight Loss System, at the Florida Hospital Tampa Surgical Weight Loss Institute making it the first establishment in the Tampa area to offer this weight loss program.

Florida Hospital Physician Group physicians and staff focus on compassionate, whole-person care with extensive knowledge and expertise to diagnose and treat medical conditions with a patient-focused approach.

“We are delighted to have Dr. Dietrick join Florida Hospital Physician Group. He brings decades of experience and expertise in the field of bariatric and general surgery, helping patients live happier, healthier lives,” shared Chris Jenkins, President of Florida Hospital Physician Group. “He has a drive and passion for delivering the highest quality care and we are excited to positively impact the lives of more and more patients throughout the Tampa Bay community together.”

Dr. Dietrick is located at 3000 Medical Park Drive, Suite 340, Tampa, Florida 33613, and is currently accepting new patients. For more information, or to schedule an appointment, please call (813) 615-7077 or visit

About Florida Hospital Physician Group
Florida Hospital Physician Group (FHPG) is a multi-specialty physician group, dedicated to improving the health and wellness of communities throughout the greater Tampa Bay region with more than 130 providers operating in over 40 locations representing over 25 medical specialties. FHPG offers patients the highest level of compassionate and multidisciplinary care through a broad range of medical and surgical services, as well as direct access to five local Florida Hospitals, a Long Term Acute Care facility, imaging centers, specialty and urgent care centers, rehabilitation facilities and home care agencies located throughout Hillsborough, Pasco and Pinellas counties. Part of the Adventist Health System, Florida Hospital is a leading health network comprised of 26 hospitals throughout the state. For more information, visit

About Florida Hospital Tampa
Florida Hospital Tampa is a not-for-profit 517-bed tertiary hospital specializing in cardiovascular medicine, neuroscience, orthopedics, women’s services, pediatrics, oncology, endocrinology, bariatrics, wound healing, sleep medicine and general surgery including minimally invasive and robotic-assisted procedures. Also located at Florida Hospital Tampa is the renowned Florida Hospital Pepin Heart Institute, a recognized leader in cardiovascular disease prevention, diagnosis, treatment and leading-edge research. The recent addition of the Doc1st ER shows that Florida Hospital Tampa is committed to providing compassionate and quality healthcare. Part of the Adventist Health System, Florida Hospital is a leading health network comprised of 26 hospitals throughout the state. For more information, visit

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