May 27th, 2021 – Tenet Florida Physician Services (TFPS) is pleased to announce Erica R. Podolsky, MD, FASMBS, a highly-experienced general surgeon with expertise in bariatric and minimally-invasive surgery recently performed her 500th robotic surgery with the da Vinci robot at Delray Medical Center. Dr. Podolsky is the medical director of the Surgical Weight Loss Program at Delray Medical Center where she specializes in robotic laparoscopic abdominal surgery including bariatric (weight-loss surgery), hernia and hiatal hernia surgery. She also serves as the Chair of Quality and Patient Safety on Delray Medical Center’s Medical Executive Committee. 
The Surgical Weight Loss Program specializes in multi-disciplinary care, and Delray Medical Center’s experienced team offers some of the most effective procedures available for surgical weight loss in South Florida including: 
Roux-en-Y gastric bypass 
Sleeve gastrectomy
Revision bariatric surgery  
Lap-band removal/conversion surgery
Lap band adjustment 
Delray Medical Center is a Nationally Accredited Center of Excellence in Bariatrics, accredited as a Comprehensive Center under the Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery Accreditation and Quality Improvement Program (MBSAQIP®), a joint program of the American College of Surgeons (ACS) and the American Society for Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery (ASMBS). At the Delray Medical Center Tower, weight-loss surgery patients experience hospital concierge service with private and bariatric fitted rooms with a hotel like comfortability. 
Dr. Podolsky is certified by the American Board of Surgery and holds the distinction of Fellow, American Society of Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery (FASMBS). Dr. Podolsky leads a multi-disciplinary care team, which includes certified bariatric nurse and diabetes educator Diane Schofield, RN, CBN, CDE, and bariatric dietitian Samantha Barone, RD. Barone is one of only a few dietitians in the State of Florida with the distinction of Certified Specialist in Obesity and Weight Management (CSOWM). Dr. Podolsky and her staff succeed in connecting successfully with patients by building a judgement-free, uplifting and supportive environment while maintaining safe, comfortable care. 
Dr. Podolsky’s TFPS office is conveniently located near Delray Medical Center at: 4600 Linton Blvd., Suite 340, Delray Beach, FL 33445. Visit: or call Dr. Podolsky’s office at 561-939-0455 for more info. For more information about Delray Medical Center’s bariatric and robotic services, go to or call 844-474-8378. 
About Tenet Florida Physician Services
Tenet Florida Physician Services (TFPS), a division of Tenet Healthcare Corporation, is a multi-specialty physician group that has provided care to the communities of Palm Beach, Broward and Miami-Dade counties since 2007. TFPS physicians, including primary care, specialists and sub-specialists, have cared for over 719,000 patients across various medical and surgical specialties. Our award-winning physicians provide a level of expertise that has resulted in regional firsts and outstanding patient outcomes.  TFPS physicians and staff are committed to delivering high quality care.  Our mission is to improve the life of every person who enters our doors.  Today, we are proud to be one of the largest and most respected physician networks in the area.