For those who have appointments, please look over the questions  below. If any of your answers are "YES", please call our office at least  24 hours prior to your appointment to reschedule.

1) Within the last month, have you or anyone in your household had flu-like 

symptoms such as cough, fever or shortness of breath?

2) Within the last month, have you or anyone in your household been in close 

contact with anyone confirmed or being evaluated for COVID-19?

3) Within the last month, have you or has anyone in your household been  sick or in 

close proximity to someone sick and/or running a fever in the  last 48 hours?

Also, due to the distancing regulations, infection  guidelines, and trying to maintain the highest level of safety for  everyone involved, we are requesting parents to remain in their cars and call our office when you arrive. Our staff will come to get you when it is time for your visit. In addition, please consider limiting the number of people  (i.e. family and/or friends) that will be accompanying the patient to the office on the day of appointment so as to comply with social  distancing recommendations. We are currently asking for only the patient to come to their appointment, unless medically necessary for others to accompany them. 

Board Certified General Surgeon


Compassionate Healthcare

Experienced Medical Professionals

Experienced Medical Professionals

Dr. Tufts is a dedicated and experienced physician who believes in working with patients to improve their health.  He is committed to providing comprehensive health care services to patients in a friendly and relaxed atmosphere.


Experienced Medical Professionals

Experienced Medical Professionals

Experienced Medical Professionals

  • Undergraduate degree from Auburn University 
  • Medical degree from the University of South Florida
  • Residency Training at Wake Forest
  • Fellowship for Bariatric Minimally Invasive Surgery at Dartmouth. 
  • Board Certified by the American College of Surgeons
  • Certified by the American Society for Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery


Lasting Relationships

Experienced Medical Professionals

Lasting Relationships

 As a Florida Native from Tampa, Dr. Tufts

 is determined to provide personalized, 

high-quality care to patient of Southwest Florida. 

Dr. Matthew Tufts and Dr. John F. Guarino MD PA  welcomes patients from all over South Florida. Including Punta Gorda, Port Charlotte, North Port, Sarasota, Bradenton, Venice, Englewood, Fort Myers, Cape Coral, Bonita  Springs, Naples, Marco Island, Ellenton, Parrish, St. Petersburg, Tampa, Brandon, Arcadia, Lakeland, Orlando,  Jacksonville and Ocala. We are happy to see patients from the following  counties: Sarasota, Manatee, Charlotte, DeSoto, Lee, Collier, Pinellas,  Hillsborough, Polk, Orange & Marion.