Dr. Jefferson R. Vaughan is the Medical Director of the Institute for Metabolic
and Bariatric Surgery.
He is highly regarded among his peers for his technical skills, excellent
outcomes and low complications rates.
On staff at Jupiter Medical Center since 1995, Dr. Vaughan started the
bariatric surgery program in 2000 with an extensive background in weight
loss surgery. Dr. Vaughan trained under Dr. Alan Wittgrove, the pioneer of the Laparoscopic approach of Gastric Bypass Surgery and the first surgeon
to perform a Laparoscopic Gastric Bypass in the world.
Since then, Dr. Vaughan has performed thousands of Laparoscopic Gastric
Bypasses and has trained 36 surgical teams from around the world in his
After graduating from Birmingham Southern College, Dr. Vaughan attended
the University of South Alabama College of Medicine. He completed an internship
and residency in General Surgery at Mount Sinai Medical Center in Miami, Florida.
Dr. Vaughan is proficient in both open incision and Laparoscopic weight
loss surgery. In addition to bariatric surgery, he performs an entire
range of general surgery, including gallbladder removal, hernia repairs,
heartburn surgery, colon and intestinal surgery, stomach surgery and skin