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Ernest C Rehnke, MD

Ernest C Rehnke, MD

General Surgery
Dr. Ernest Rehnke who grew up in St. Petersburg, Florida, attended medical school at St. George University School of Medicine in Grenada, West Indies. After completing medical school, he spent five years training in General Surgery at Methodist Hospital in New York, which included a Pediatric Surgery rotation at Kings County Hospital in Brooklyn, New York and a Transplantation rotation at Downstate Medical Center in Brooklyn, NY. Following this training, Dr. Rehnke completed a one year fellowship in Cardiovascular Surgery at the Texas Heart Institute in Houston, Texas. Dr. Rehnke established his surgical practice in General/Peripheral and Vascular Surgery in St. Petersburg, Florida, in 1987. Dr. Rehnke, the longest standing bariatric surgeon in Pinellas County began performing weight loss surgery in 1998 and currently offers Roux-en-Y gastric bypass, adjustable gastric band and Sleeve Gastrectomy, as well as revisional bariatric surgery. He offers these surgeries laparoscopically, single incision method, micro instrumentation and robotically. Dr. Rehnke is Board Certified by the American Board of Surgery, a Fellow of the American College of Surgeons, and is also a member of the American Society for Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery(ASMBS).

Accepts most insurances. Please call the office to confirm your specific plan.

Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm (AAA)

Adjustable Gastric Band

Band Over Bypass


Bariatric Surgery

Bariatric Surgery - Revision

Bariatrics Weight Management

Barnett Continent Intestinal Reservoir - BCIR

Breast Surgery

Carotid Stenosis

Gallbladder Removal

Gastric Bypass

Gastric Bypass with Roux-En-Y

Gastric Stapling

Hernia Repair

Lap Band Surgery

Laparoscopic Gastric Bypass

Laparoscopic Sleeve Gastrectomy

Laparoscopic Weight Loss Procedure

Laparoscopic Weight Loss Surgery

Minimally Invasive Procedure

Minimally Invasive Surgery


Obesity Management

Obesity Surgery

Peripheral Artery Disease - PAD

Realize Band

Revisional Bariatric Surgery

RNY Gastric Bypass

Robotic Bariatric Surgery

Robotic Sleeve Gastrectomy

Robotic Surgery for Weight Loss

Robotic Weight Loss Surgery

Single Incision Laparscopic Surgery - SILS

Sleeve Gastrectomy

Surgical Weight Loss Surgery

Weight Loss Surgery

  • Vascular Surgery
  • Bariatric Surgery
  • General Surgery - Primary - Board Certified
  • Residency: Methodist Hospital
  • Graduate Degree: Doctor Of Medicine - St Georges - 1981
  • Fellowship: Texas Heart Institute
  • English
  • Spanish
  • Largo Medical Center - Indian Rocks
  • Palms of Pasadena Hospital
  • St. Petersburg General Hospital
  • Largo Medical Center