July 2010 – General and Bariatric Surgeon, Dr. Tiffany Jessee, is the only female adjustable gastric band surgeon practicing in Florida. She is fellowship-trained in advanced laparoscopy (minimally invasive surgery with a small incision) and bariatric (weight loss) surgery. Dr. Jessee also holds the distinction of being the first surgeon world-wide to use the Laparoscopic Spider technique for placement of the gastric band through a single incision.
“Gastric banding,” explains Jessee, “is a surgical procedure that narrows the stomach in to two portions with an adjustable band. This slows the amount of food consumed at one time, and results in a feeling of fullness. Controlling this hunger eliminates the desire to over eat, and the pounds begin to shed.”
“It gives me great pleasure to be able to have such a positive impact on the overall health of my patients,” says Jessee. “I love to see and hear how, after the surgery, they are more confident, more active, and living a fuller life. Many rekindle romance, and are able to stop taking medications for weight-related problems. There are so many wonderful stories.” Dr. Jessee has performed more than 700 adjustable gastric band procedures.
Dr. Jessee’s main office is located at 900 Carillon Pkwy., Suite 401 in St. Petersburg. Phone: 727-289-7137.