About the Provider

Dr. Chebli has personally performed more than 2,900 metabolic and bariatric surgeries. All procedures are performed laparoscopically which include the Roux-en-Y gastric bypass, vertical sleeve gastrectomy, endoscopic intragastric balloon, adjustable gastric banding, and revision procedures. Dr. Chebli's focus is his patients' picture of health; specifically the improvement of type 2 diabetes, high blood pressure, sleep apnea, fatty liver disease, and lipid disorders. Dr. Chebli was appointed to the Diabetes Advisory Council by Governor Rick Scott in November 2015. He was appointed Chair-Elect in November 2016. He was elected Chair in February 2023.Dr. Chebli was first certified as a Surgeon of Excellence and Center of Excellence in Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery in 2010. He was named a Top Doctor by Seattle magazine for seven years in a row between 2007-2013. He was named a Top Doctor by Seattle Met magazine in 2012. He was named aTop Doctor by Sarasota Magazine in 2016, 2017,2018, 2019, 2020, 2021, and 2022. He served as a medical director for bariatric surgery at the University of Washington Northwest Hospital and Medical Center from 2005-2012. He was the medical director for bariatric surgery at Evergreen Hospital Medical Center from 2010-2012. He served as the medical director of Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery at Venice Regional from 2013-2022. He was appointed the medical director at Lakeland Regional Health in July 2020. Dr. Chebli is active staff at Lakeland Regional Health, and Brandon Regional.In September 2012, Dr. Chebli was appointed to the prestigious Access to Care Committee for the American Society for Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery (ASMBS). He served on that committee as the STAR (State Access to Care Representative) for Florida from 2014-2021. He has served as the chairman of the medical review board for the BLIS Company since 2007.Dr. Chebli was designated a Center of Excellence Surgeon in Bariatric Surgery by the ASMBS in 2010. He was designated both a Surgeon of Excellence and a Center of Excellence by the SRC in 2013 and recertified in 2017. He was designated a Master Surgeon by the SRC in 2017.He became board certified in Surgery in 2002, and recertified in 2013. He attained a Focused Practice Designation in Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery from the American Board of Surgery in 2023. He has been a long-standing member of the ASMBS and he was named a Fellow of the American College of Surgeons (FACS) in 2004. He was named a Fellow of the American Society for Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery (FASMBS) in 2015. He is a reviewer for Surgery of Obesity and Related Diseases (SOARD). He received the Obesity PAC Award at the ASMBS Lead Awards in Washington, DC in 2017.Dr. Chebli was born in Canton, OH, home of the Pro Football Hall of Fame, and he was raised in Staten Island, New York. He obtained his undergraduate degree from Georgetown University in 1991, and graduated from medical school at State University of New York at Stony Brook in 1995. He completed his general surgery residency at Georgetown University Hospital in 2001. During his residency, he received the prestigious outstanding resident teacher award and outstanding grand rounds presentation award.In his free time, Dr. Chebli enjoys spending time with his wife, Caroline, who is a board certified orthopedic surgeon and three daughters. He enjoys tennis and running.Dr. Chebli has office locations in Venice, Brandon, and Lakeland.

Surgeries Performed

•Bariatric Endoscopy Procedures •Follows Other Surgeons' Patients •Gastric Banding •Roux-en-Y Gastric Bypass •Intragastric Balloon •Laparoscopic Roux-en-Y Gastric Bypass •Other Gastric Restriction •Revision/Conversion of Prior Procedure •Single Anastomosis Duodeno-ileostomy •Laparoscopic Sleeve Gastrectomy 


Venice, FL USA