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MUSC Health Florence Bariatric Services

Weight Loss Surgery In Florence

If you’ve been trying to lose and maintain weight but you haven’t had any luck, you may need to alter the complex relationship your body has with food and its metabolism. Bariatric surgery helps reset your body’s ability to effectively manage weight.

At MUSC Health Florence Medical Center, we offer weight loss services tailored to your specific needs. Our bariatric experts will work with you to determine if weight loss surgery is the right option for you, and help you navigate the next steps to living your best life. Our commitment to you lasts a lifetime.

When Should I Consider Bariatric Surgery an Option? 

Bariatric surgery could be the right treatment for you if you're currently 100 pounds or more over your ideal weight, or if you have a body mass index (BMI) greater than 40.

You may also be an ideal candidate for bariatric surgery if your BMI is between 35 to 40, and you currently suffer from other conditions caused by obesity like:

  • High blood pressure
  • High cholesterol
  • Sleep apnea
  • Type 2 diabetes
  • Joint pain
  • You are unable to achieve a healthy body weight for a sustained period, even with medically supervised dieting.

Our Bariatric Team Consists of:

  • Bariatric trained doctors and nurses
  • A clinical dietitian to offer nutritional counseling
  • Psychological counseling and support
  • Physical rehabilitative services
  • Administrative support for insurance coverage

Meet Our Bariatric Providers

View the MUSC Health Florence Medical Center providers who can help you navigate bariatric surgery.

Next Steps

If you would like more information or an appointment, please contact our Bariatric Coordinator, Rilla Hemmingsen, at, or call 843-674-5891.

Additional resources are available on the MUSC Health Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery Program website.

Hours of Operations

  • Monday - Thursday: 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
  • Friday: 8:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.


Metabolic and Bariatric Services
MUSC Health - Floyd Medical Group
805 Pamplico Highway
Medical Pavilion A, Suite 230
Florence, SC 29505