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Dr. Kevin Huguet

Dr. Kevin Huguet is the Medical Director and founder of the Bariatric Program, practicing at MIIS Weight Loss Institute, an affiliate of Tampa Bay Surgical Group in St. Petersburg, FL.

Dr. Huguet was born and raised in St. Petersburg, FL. He specializes in laparoscopic surgery and is highly experienced in bariatric surgery. Dr. Huguet earned his medical degree from the University of South Florida College of Medicine in 2001, where he graduated at the top of his class and received a prestigious membership to the Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Medical Society. His internship and residency in general surgery were completed at the Mayo Clinic in 2006.

In addition, Dr. Huguet completed a post-graduate fellowship in minimally invasive and bariatric surgery at the Mayo Clinic in 2007 where he was granted the Assistant Professor of Surgery for his research efforts.

Dr. Huguet has served as the Chairman of the Department of Surgery or General Surgery for over 10 years at St. Anthony’s Hospital. He was voted by his peers as a Top Doctors List member for Tampa Magazine and has been awarded the Compassionate Doctor Award 2014-2018 and the Patient’s Choice Award in 2019 for his compassionate care. He is a fellow of the American College of Surgeons and a member of multiple societies including the Society of Gastrointestinal and Endoscopic Surgeons and the American Society of Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery.

Dr. Huguet is committed to providing compassionate high-quality care to all of his patients through minimally invasive techniques and has performed over 1000 bariatric operations. Dr. Huguet strongly believes that bariatric surgery is one component of an entire lifestyle change for permanent weight loss, and has a multi-disciplinary approach to bariatric surgery. Outside of his clinical interests, Dr. Huguet enjoys spending time with his wife and 2 kids, fitness, and boating.

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Meet the Huguet Family

Click to view the full feature of the Huguet Family in the 2019 issue of  The Pasadena Yacht Country Club Living magazine.

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Patients’ Choice Award
(2008, 2009, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018)

Patients’ Choice recognition reflects the difference a particular physician has made in the lives of his/her patients. The honor is bestowed to physicians who have received near perfect scores, as voted by patients.

Compassionate Doctor Recognition
(2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018)

Compassionate Doctor certification is granted to physicians who treat their patients with the utmost kindness. The honor is granted based on a physician’s overall and bedside manner scores.

Top 10 Doctor – City
(2014, 2021, 2022)

Top 10 Doctors are chosen by the millions of patients who visit Vitals each year to find a new doctor and share their experiences by providing ratings and reviews. In order to differentiate highly-regarded doctors from the rest for patients in search of quality care, Vitals awards Top 10 Doctor honors to those physicians within a certain specialty and geographic area who are consistently given top ratings by their patients.


Patients’ Choice 5th Anniversary Award
(2017, 2018, 2020)

The Patients’ Choice Award – 5 Year Honoree is a recognition granted only to those doctors whose ratings have reflected excellence in care for five years in a row. Only 1% of all doctors in the United States are bestowed this honor by their patients.

Compassionate Doctor Award – 5 Year Honoree
(2017, 2018, 2020)

Vitals Compassionate Doctor Award – 5 Year Honoree recognizes doctors with the highest scores in bedside manner for five consecutive years. This honor is granted to a few distinct doctors in the United States based on experiences shared by patients.

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