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Surgical Weight Loss

The Vanderbilt Surgical Weight Loss program offers advanced care to help you lose weight and improve your overall health. If you’ve been unable to reach a healthy weight with nutritional and lifestyle improvements alone, surgery might be a better and safer option for achieving your weight loss goals. Our team will work with you to develop a personalized care plan combining surgery, nutrition, exercise and psychological support.

Conditions We Treat

Meet Your Care Team

Jessica Ardila Gatas
4.8

Jessica Ardila GatasMD

    Bariatric/Weight Loss Surgery, Biliary Disease / Gallbladder, GI Surgery, Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease, General Surgery, Surgical Endoscopy
Joseph Broucek
4.8

Joseph BroucekMD

    Benign Disease of the Esophagus, Benign Diseases of the Stomach / Duodenum, Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease, General Surgery, Hernias (Inguinal, Ventral, Incision), Minimally Invasive Foregut Surgery
Meredith C. Duke
4.7

Meredith C. DukeMD, MBA, FACS

    Abdominal Wall Reconstruction, Biliary Disease / Gallbladder, Diaphragmatic Hernias, Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease, General Surgery, Surgical Weight Loss Surgery
Wayne J. English
4.9

Wayne J. EnglishMD

    Bariatric/Weight Loss Surgery, General Surgery, Surgical Weight Loss Surgery
Christopher P. Menzel
5

Christopher P. MenzelMD

    Bariatric/Weight Loss Surgery, Biliary Disease / Gallbladder, GI Surgery, Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease, General Surgery, Minimally Invasive Foregut Surgery, Surgical Weight Loss Surgery
C Joe Northup

C Joe NorthupMD

    Bariatric/Weight Loss Surgery, General Surgery
Cynthia A. Blalock
4.9

Cynthia A. BlalockAPRN, RN

    Bariatric/Weight Loss Surgery, General Surgery, Surgical Weight Loss Surgery
Crystal C. Hawkins
4.9

Crystal C. HawkinsAPRN

    Bariatric/Weight Loss Surgery
Brianna J. Lawrence

Brianna J. LawrenceAPRN

    Bariatric/Weight Loss Surgery

Why Choose Surgical Weight Loss at Vanderbilt

  • rocket, missile, Highly skilled team
    Highly skilled team
    Our board-certified doctors are specially trained and experienced in all aspects of weight loss. Our specialists partner with you and a team of nurses, dietitians, exercise physiologists and psychologists to help you meet your weight loss goals.
  • social, Collaborative care, people, conference, Team, staff, partners
    Collaborative care

    Our surgeons work closely with bariatricians (doctors who treat obesity), nurses, dietitians, psychologists and exercise physiologists to create a tailored care plan that is right for you.

  • goal, specialized, individualized, customized, Personalized care
    Personalized care

    We work with you to determine the best procedure based on your health, unique needs and personal preferences.

  • bicycle, bike, exercise, fitness facility
    Access to a fitness facility

    You can join the Vanderbilt Dayani Center for Health and Wellness (a medical fitness facility) for a reduced membership fee. As a member, you have access to a variety of classes and specialists to help you exercise safely on your own.

  • lightning bolt, Innovation, advanced
    Innovation

    As part of an academic medical center, our team is continually exploring new and innovative approaches for weight loss. To help you achieve life-changing results, we provide you with access to the latest proven treatment options.

  • clipboard, graph, Seamless care
    Long-term support

    From your initial evaluation through surgery through post-operative care, you’ll receive ongoing support. Afterward, you’ll benefit from our support groups and from lifelong guidance regarding lifestyle changes, nutrition education, exercise and medications required to maintain continued success.

Surgical Weight Loss Program

Tests, Treatments and Services

We offer a full range of tests, treatments, and services including:

Locations

Vanderbilt Health One Hundred Oaks
719 Thompson Lane, Suite 22200
Nashville, TN 37204
Today's hours:7:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.