Dr. Christopher Finley

Dr. Christopher Finley, DO


General Surgery
Board Certifiied in General Surgery by the AOBS

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

Bariatric Surgery
Fellowship Certified by the ASMBS in Bariatric and Minimally Invasive Surgery


HOSPITALS


Murdock Surgical Center


Fawcett Memorial Hospital


Bayfront Health


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A surgeon certified in general surgery by the American Board of Surgery has training, knowledge and experience related to the diagnosis and comprehensive management of surgical conditions.

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Dr. Christopher Finley, DO

Dr. Finley specializes in the surgical subspecialties
of Bariatric and Minimally Invasive Surgery.

  • Board Certifiied in General Surgery by the AOBS
  • Fellowship Certifiied by the ASMBS in Bariatrics
    and Minimally Invasive Surgery

Dr. Christopher Finley will be seeing patients at the new Bariatric Care Clinic. He brings 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.


 

Bayfront Health North Port

Appointments available in our new location in North Port.


Same day appointments available. Call today!

CLINICS


Uninsured Patients


Surgical Walk-In Clinic


Clinic for Fecal and Urinary Incontinence, Constipation and Pelvic Disorders


Bariatric Surgery Clinic


IBS Irritable Bowel Syndrome Clinic


Psych and Nutrition Center for IBS and IBD


Ostomy, Ileostomy and Colostomy Clinic


Wound Care Clinic


Chronic Abdominal Pain Clinic


Heartburn Clinic (GERD)


Painless Hernia Clinic


Hemorrhoid Clinic


Breast Cancer Clinic


STD Clinic


Skin Cancer Clinic


Colorectal Clinic


GI GU Testing Center


Minimally Invasive Procedures

Experience less pain, minimal scarring, faster recovery, and better results.


Robotic Surgery
via Da Vinci


Laparoscopic Surgery


TEM Transanal Endoscopic Microsurgery


Solesta is a sterile gel injected into the anus to treat the symptoms of fecal incontinence.


Esophyx long-term incisionless solution for chronic acid reflux GERD


The LINX System stops acid reflux (GERD) at the source.


The Stretta procedure results in significant GERD symptom control and patient satisfaction.


ENTERRA -- Gastric Electrical Stimulation for Gatroparesis


Barrx - Radiofrequency Ablation in Barrett's Esophagus with Dysplasia


TIF Transoral Incisionless Fundoplication procedure corrects the root cause of GERD


ABS - Artificial Bowel Sphincter


Orbera Gastric Balloon for Weight Loss


SECCA - for incontinence


Sacral Nerve Stimulation


Anorectoplasty for anal incontinence


Pelvic rehabilitation for incontinence and constipation, anal / pelvic pain


Anal Fistula Plug