Dr. Christopher Finley

Dr. Christopher Finley, DO

General Surgery
Board Eligible by the American Osteopathic Board of Surgery.

Minimally Invasive Surgery
Fellowship-trained in advanced laparoscopic and robotic surgeries.

Bariatric Surgery
Fellowship-trained in specialized surgery for the treatment of obesity.


Murdock Surgical Center

Fawcett Memorial Hospital

Bayfront Health

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Dr. Christopher Finley, DO

Dr. Finley specializes in the surgical subspecialties of Bariatric and Minimally Invasive Surgery. He is fellowship trained in Minimally Invasive Surgery and Bariatric Surgery.  

Dr. Christopher Finley will be seeing patients at the Bariatric Care Clinic, scheduled to open August 1, 2018. He will bring fellowship-level minimally invasive, bariatric, and weight loss medicine to Charlotte County.

Humans are not well designed to carry an excessive amount of body fat, which is why obesity can lead to several medical problems including diabetes, high blood pressure, sleep apnea, and increased risk for several forms of cancer. Family history and genetics play a major part in developing obesity, which can make weight loss even more difficulty.

  The food industry is also to blame by producing an increasing amount of highly processed, nutrient-depleted products with confusing nutritional guidelines. It's no wonder the majority of all diets fail to sustain long-term weight loss.

Dr. Finley found the vast majority of what we do in medicine and surgery is manage the problems that arise from health problems without ever fixing the root cause of disease. This is very much like figuring out different ways of putting a bucket underneath a leaky roof rather than just patching the leak .

 Bariatric surgery has been shown time and time again to be the most effective way to cure obesity and obesity-related diseases. Patients undergoing weight loss surgery not only lose the majority of their excess body weight, but also keep the weight off for good. More importantly, diabetes, high blood pressure, sleep apnea, and all other obesity-related diseases resolve or are significantly reduced.

This dramatic effect of bariatric surgery inspired his passion for weight loss medicine. Training in a specialized bariatric fellowship program at one of the busiest bariatric centers in Ohio allowed Dr. Finley to perfect the surgical skills needed to perform these advanced laparoscopic surgeries while keeping the surgeries as minimally invasive as possible. He is committed to bringing Charlotte County a complete comprehensive weight loss program that will allow patients to reclaim their lives free from obesity.

If you suffer from weight related problems, contact our
Bariatric Care Clinic to make an appointment.