Jupiter Medical Center's Institute for
Metabolic & Bariatric Surgery

Individuals seeking surgical treatment for severe obesity and its related conditions have a high-quality choice for receiving treatment that results in long-term success. The Institute for Metabolic & Bariatric Surgery is accredited through the Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery Accreditation and Quality Improvement Program (MBSAQIP), a joint program of the American College of Surgeons (ACS) and the American Society for Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery (ASMBS). That means that our nationally recognized program meets the highest standards for patient safety and quality of care. The program involves more than just a surgical procedure; it is a multidisciplinary approach to care by specially trained physicians and staff, which has been shown to improve patient outcomes. The accredited center offers comprehensive, personalized preoperative and postoperative care designed specifically for severely obese patients.

To learn more about our offerings and resources, please call our dedicated Metabolic & Bariatric Coordinator at 561-263-5735.

Hear how we are offering new hope to those who struggle with healthy weight management.



Which Surgery is Right for You?

Bariatric surgery that reduces the size of the stomach, helping to decrease the amount of food a person can eat, while helping them feel full longer. Results can be dramatic, with people losing an average of 60-70 percent excess body weight in twelve to eighteen months after surgery complying with the program.

The goal of bariatric surgery is to achieve and sustain a reasonable normal weight with a reduction in health risks associated with obesity. An adult with a body mass index (BMI) between 25 and 29.9 is considered overweight. An adult with a BMI of 30 or higher is considered obese.

Meet the Medical Expert 

Jefferson R. Vaughan, MD, is the medical director of the program. With an extensive background in weight loss surgery, Dr. Vaughan has performed thousands of Laparoscopic Gastric Bypasses and trained more than 36 teams from around the world in his techniques. Click HERE to learn more about Dr. Vaughan.