Jefferson Vaughan, MD, FACS

15 Years of Excellence

Bariatric surgery has never been safer or more effective than it is today. Our nationally recognized program, led by Dr. Vaughan, can help you change your life, just like Dana and Sharon (actual patients pictured).

Find Out How Today!

For Your Visit

Dr. Vaughan is the Medical Director of the Institute for Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery, the surgical weight control program at Jupiter Medical Center in South Florida. Dr. Vaughan started this program in 2001 with an extensive background in weight loss surgery both here and overseas.

  • Patient Forms

    At Institute for Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery, your time is as valuable to us as it is to you. That's why we provide online access to a variety of forms that patients may complete before their visit.

  • Insurance and Billing

    Most insurance accepted; please call our office for more information.

Meet the Doctors

Our staff is well-trained and ready to assist you in any way possible.

Meet Our Doctors


  • Manage IBS to Improve Gut Health

    When you take a look at the statistics, it appears that irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) is the big problem no one wants to talk about. IBS is the most common functional gastrointestinal disorder, affecting 10-15 percent of people worldwide. Yet an estimate

    Read More
  • Options for Relieving Heartburn

    Some people can manage their acid reflux symptoms by making lifestyle changes, such as losing extra weight or avoiding spicy foods. But for others, these modifications simply aren’t enough.

    Read More
  • Preparation Tips for a Top-Notch Colonoscopy

    The colonoscopy is considered the most thorough and effective procedure for detecting and treating colon cancer. Just one exam can offer up to 10 years of protection against the third deadliest cancer in the United States.

    Read More