At Gulf Coast Bariatrics, we specialize in helping people in Naples and Fort Myers, Florida, regain control of their health and their lives by providing a complete surgical weight loss program.

Dr. Bass and the surgical team are committed to ensuring that your experience with Sleeve Gastrectomy, Roux-en-Y gastric bypass, or bariatric revision surgery is safe and effective for achieving your weight loss and health goals.

Our dedication to your success goes far beyond the operating room. From the moment you contact us to attend a free seminar or complete our online registration form, you will experience the caring, professionalism and expertise for which Gulf Coast Bariatrics is known throughout the Gulf Coast of Florida.

Dr Thomas Bass Bariatric Surgeon in Ft. Meyers Florida

Meet Dr. Thomas Bass

Dr. Thomas Bass, MD, FACS is a board-certified general surgeon specializing in bariatric surgery in Naples and Fort Myers, Florida. Dr. Bass received his MD from the Medical College of Virginia and completed his surgical residency training at the Milton S. Hershey Medical Center at Pennsylvania State University.  

Dr. Bass Specializes in Laparoscopic:

  • Gastric Bypass
  • Gastric Sleeve
  • Bariatric Revision
  • General Surgery

Gastric Bypass

Gastric Bypass Dr. Thomas Bass

Gastric Sleeve

Gastric Sleeve Dr. Thomas Bass

Bariatric Revision

Gastric Band Revision Dr. Thomas Bass

General Surgery

General Surgery Dr. Thomas Bass

Payment Options

Dr. Bass contracts with most major insurance companies to enable him to provide general and bariatric surgery services in Fort Meyers.  

Your coverage is contingent upon your policy and any exclusions. To ensure you have the most accurate information, contact our office. We will promptly verify your insurance coverage.

It’s important to note that insurance contracts are subject to change. Here is a brief list of current contracts. If your insurance is not listed, please reach out to us. We are always updating our information to serve you better.

Weight Loss Success at Gulf Coast Bariatrics

Employer Programs

  • Lee County
    • School board 
    • Sheriff’s Office
    • Lee Health (employee only)
  • Collier County 
    • School Board
    • Government 
    • Sheriff’s Office
    • Physicians Regional Medical Center (CHS)
  • Other:
    • Federal employee plan (ex. USPS) 
    • State employee plan (ex. FL government employees)
    • Comcast
    • Gartner  
    • Hertz
    • Marriott

Major Insurance

  • Aetna 
  • Allegiance
  • BSBS FL PPO (and most      out of state BCBS plans)
  • Cigna
  • Humana
  • Key Benefit Plan
  • Medicare (including most      replacements plans)
  • Medicaid (including Sunshine, Molina, Humana, UHC)
  • UHC 
  • WellCare

What our patients say…

Dr. Bass and all the staff are now considered my new family. Everyone is so understanding and encouraging that it makes me want to be a model patient for all of them. I am proud to say that I am a success story for gastric bypass and it was the best thing I have ever done for myself.

— Heather

Dr. Bass performed lap-band surgery several years ago. His professionalism and integrity is matched by none. Follow up and care was done with the utmost care. His staff showed me the consideration and attention that you would expect from professionals. To this day if I need an adjustment there is never a question. My well being is their concern. I would recommend their service to any one.

Ric Dayton

I Love Them! They gave me my life back! Any questions or concerns they are there to answer all your questions and concerns! I highly recommend them to any one need their services!

Sherita Spates

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