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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

Chetan V. Aher
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Chetan V. AherMD

    Bariatric/Weight Loss Surgery, General Surgery, Surgical Weight Loss Surgery
Jessica Ardila Gatas
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4.9

Jessica Ardila GatasMD

    Biliary Disease / Gallbladder, GI Surgery, Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease, General Surgery, Surgical Endoscopy
Joseph Broucek
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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
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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
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4.9

Wayne J. EnglishMD

    Bariatric/Weight Loss Surgery, General Surgery, Surgical Weight Loss Surgery
Christopher P. Menzel
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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
Cynthia A. Blalock
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4.9

Cynthia A. BlalockAPRN, RN

    Bariatric/Weight Loss Surgery, General Surgery, Surgical Weight Loss Surgery
Madalene D. Drummond
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4.9

Madalene D. DrummondFNP-C

    Bariatric/Weight Loss Surgery
Crystal C. Hawkins
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Crystal C. HawkinsAPRN

    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.

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    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.

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    Support groups

    As a surgical weight loss patient at Vanderbilt, you have access to our in-person and virtual support groups and a private Facebook group. The Facebook group consists of a community of thousands of patients from every stage of the surgical weight loss process. It serves as a safe haven of support for patients to share recipes, helpful advice, success stories, before and after photos and inspirational words.

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.
800 Weatherly Drive, Suite 201
Clarksville, TN 37043
37 Sandstone Circle
Jackson, TN 38305
Today's hours:Closed
1616 West Main Street, Suite 300
Lebanon, TN 37087
1272 Garrison Drive, Suite 309
Murfreesboro, TN 37129