Christopher L. Finley, DO, a General Surgeon with Gulf Pointe Surgical Specialists

Get to know General Surgeon Dr. Christopher L. Finley, who serves patients in Port Charlotte, Florida.


A skilled general surgeon, Dr. Finley is affiliated with Gulf Pointe Surgical Specialists, seeing patients in Port Charlotte, Florida. He specializes in weight loss surgery, post bariatric care, foregut surgery, and hernia surgery. He is the only surgeon in the region still performing gastric bypass surgery and bariatric revisional surgery. He believes that weight loss and proper dietary habits are the key to achieving a healthy lifestyle.


Gulf Pointe Surgical Specialists provide exceptional surgical care with compassionate, comprehensive treatment for Port Charlotte, Punta Gorda, Venice, Charlotte county and the surrounding areas. Their experienced general surgeons provide care for patients with specific medical issues including, but not limited to: hernia repair, surgery of the abdomen, breast, digestive tract, gallbladder, benign and malignant diseases of the colon and rectum and surgical care of cancer.


Graduating with his Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine degree from the Kirksville College of Osteopathic Medicine, Dr. Finley performed his internship and residency in general surgery at Inspira Healthcare outside of Philadelphia. He continued his education in Akron, Ohio where he received advanced fellowship training in bariatric surgery.


In pursuit of clinical excellence, the doctor is board-certified in general surgery and bariatric surgery by the American Osteopathic Board of Surgery (AOBS). The AOBS is an organization that provides board certification to qualified Doctors of Osteopathic Medicine who specialize in the use of surgery to aid in the diagnosis and treatment of disease.

General surgery is a surgical specialty that focuses on abdominal contents including the esophagus, stomach, small bowel, colon, liver, pancreas, gallbladder, appendix, and often the thyroid gland. A general surgeon performs a wide range of abdominal surgeries for many forms of intestinal and abdominal wall neoplasms, gallbladder disease, gastric and pancreatic disease. They follow the patient through critical care and surgical recovery all the way to outpatient care.

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