Jefferson R. Vaughan, MD

Primary Specialties:
  • Bariatric Surgery
  • General Surgery  (Board Certified)

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  • About


    Physician Bio

    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 techniques. 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 cancer surgery.

  • Education


    Medical School:

    University of South Alabama College of Medicine


    General Surgery at Mount Sinai Medical Center


    General Surgery at Mount Sinai Medical Center

    Board Certification:

    General Surgery

    Areas of Interest

    • Laparoscopic Weight Loss Surgery
    • Laparoscopic Gallbladder Removal
    • Laparoscopic Colon and Intestinal Surgery
    • Laparoscopic Heartburn Surgery
    • Laparoscopic Stomach Surgery
    • Laparoscopic Hernia Repair
    • Skin Cancer Surgery