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The medical director of the Surgical Weight Loss Center is Dr. Jeffrey Lord. He has advanced fellowship training and is a nationally recognized expert in the field of minimally invasive bariatric surgery. Since beginning his bariatric surgery practice in 1996, Dr. Lord has performed more than 3,200 gastric bypass surgeries, 250 gastric sleeve surgeries, 300 Lap-Band surgeries and 420 revision surgeries.
Dr. Lord provides comprehensive evaluation of patients to determine their candidacy for these life-changing procedures, as well as extensive patient/family education to create a foundation for a healthy lifestyle.
After earning his medical degree from Wayne State University in Detroit, Mich., and completing his internship and residency at Naval Medical Center in Portsmouth, Va., Dr. Lord completed a one-year fellowship in minimally invasive and bariatric surgery at the University of Pittsburgh.
His special medical interests are bariatric surgery to treat morbid obesity and training surgeons interested in this field. His interests also include metabolic and diabetic changes after surgery.
Dr. Lord was previously the director of Minimally Invasive General and Bariatric Surgery at the Naval Medical Center in Portsmouth, Va. Memberships in professional and scientific societies include the American College of Surgeons, American Society for Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery (ASMBS), and the Society of American Gastrointestinal and Endoscopic Surgeons (SAGES). Dr. Lord is highly regarded in the field of bariatric surgery.