Jeffrey Friedman

Jeffrey Friedman, MD, FACS

Assistant Professor And Director, Bariatric Surgery

Department: MD-SURGERY-GI-MINIM INVAS SURG
Business Phone: (352) 265-0535

About Jeffrey Friedman

My priority as the director of bariatric surgery and assistant professor in the University of Florida Department of Surgery is to provide quality results and patient satisfaction. I aim to treat my patients like my own family members. Bariatric surgery allows me to give patients a chance to live a healthier and longer life, which is initially what led me to surgery. My research interests include the metabolic and cognitive effects of bariatric surgery, resolution of comorbidities following bariatric surgery and long-term effects of bariatric surgery.

My training began at the University of Mississippi, where I earned my medical degree. Then, I went on to complete my general surgery residency at Carraway Methodist Medical Center in Birmingham, Alabama and Mary Imogene Bassett Healthcare in Cooperstown, New York, where I subsequently served as a research fellow at the Mary Imogene Bassett Research Institute. Additionally, I completed a minimally invasive surgery/bariatric surgery fellowship at Sacred Heart Health System in Pensacola, Florida.

Prior to my arrival at UF, I worked as an assistant medical director of the Sacred Heart Institute for Medical Weight Loss, as medical director of the Baptist Healthcare Bariatric Program in Pensacola and as chief of the minimally invasive surgery/bariatric program at Previty Clinic for Surgical Care in Beaumont, Texas. I am a member of the American College of Surgeons, the Society of American Gastrointestinal and Endoscopic Surgeons, the Pensacola Surgical Society and the American Society of Metabolic and Bariatric Surgeons. I have twice received the American Medical Association’s Physician’s Recognition Award.

When not practicing at UF Health Shands Hospital, I enjoying spending time with my children and staying active, jogging and hiking.

Teaching Profile

Courses Taught
2018
MDC7600 Surgery Clerkship
2018
MDC6001 Intro Clin Practice
2016-2018
MDT7600 Elect Top/Surgery

Board Certifications

  • Surgery
    American Board of Surgery

Clinical Profile

Areas of Interest
  • Anti-reflux surgery
  • Bariatric Surgery
  • Endoscopy
  • Hernias
  • Inguinal hernia repair

Research Profile

Open Researcher and Contributor ID (ORCID)

0000-0002-9236-3508

Publications

2022
Changes in overactive bladder medication following bariatric surgery: segmented regression analysis.
World journal of urology. 40(7):1777-1783 [DOI] 10.1007/s00345-022-04001-7. [PMID] 35384485.
2022
Comparative Safety of Sleeve Gastrectomy and Roux-en-Y: A Propensity Score Analysis.
World journal of surgery. 46(11):2715-2724 [DOI] 10.1007/s00268-022-06664-0. [PMID] 35840690.
2022
Drug absorption in bariatric surgery patients: A narrative review.
Health science reports. 5(3) [DOI] 10.1002/hsr2.605. [PMID] 35509385.
2022
Impact of Laparoscopic Sleeve Gastrectomy on Cardiovascular Pharmacotherapy in Left Ventricular Assist Device Patients.
Journal of cardiovascular pharmacology. 79(5):646-649 [DOI] 10.1097/FJC.0000000000001223. [PMID] 35058410.
2022
Prevalence of Postoperative Micronutrient Deficiencies in Bariatric Surgery Patients Who Use Transdermal Patches for Supplementation: A Pilot Study.
Cureus. 14(6) [DOI] 10.7759/cureus.25989. [PMID] 35859973.
2021
Barrett’s esophagus after sleeve gastrectomy: a systematic review and meta-analysis.
Gastrointestinal endoscopy. 93(2):343-352.e2 [DOI] 10.1016/j.gie.2020.08.008. [PMID] 32798535.
2021
Changes in utilization of immediate-release, extended-release, and liquid formulation medications relative to bariatric surgery: a segmented regression analysis.
Surgery for obesity and related diseases : official journal of the American Society for Bariatric Surgery. 17(6):1089-1094 [DOI] 10.1016/j.soard.2021.02.027. [PMID] 33795201.
2021
Evaluation of statin discontinuation stratified by primary versus secondary prevention following bariatric surgery: a retrospective cohort study.
Surgery for obesity and related diseases : official journal of the American Society for Bariatric Surgery. 17(5):939-946 [DOI] 10.1016/j.soard.2021.01.025. [PMID] 33648887.
2021
Ketamine infusion reduces narcotic requirements following gastric bypass surgery: a randomized controlled trial.
Surgery for obesity and related diseases : official journal of the American Society for Bariatric Surgery. 17(4):737-743 [DOI] 10.1016/j.soard.2020.11.027. [PMID] 33451962.
2021
US national trends in bariatric surgery: A decade of study
Surgery. 170(1):13-17 [DOI] 10.1016/j.surg.2021.02.002.
2021
Ventricular Assist Device Implantation and Bariatric Surgery: A Route to Transplantation in Morbidly Obese Patients with End-Stage Heart Failure.
ASAIO journal (American Society for Artificial Internal Organs : 1992). 67(2):163-168 [DOI] 10.1097/MAT.0000000000001212. [PMID] 32701629.
2020
Is Our Effort Appropriately Valued? An Analysis of Work Relative Value Units in Immediate Breast Reconstruction.
Plastic and reconstructive surgery. 146(3):502-508 [DOI] 10.1097/PRS.0000000000007054. [PMID] 32453268.
2019
Neurocognitive Deficits in a Cohort With Class 2 and Class 3 Obesity: Contributions of Type 2 Diabetes and Other Comorbidities.
Obesity (Silver Spring, Md.). 27(7):1099-1106 [DOI] 10.1002/oby.22508. [PMID] 31116012.
2018
Cecal volvulus caused by internal herniation after roux-en-y gastric bypass surgery.
Journal of surgical case reports. 2018(9) [DOI] 10.1093/jscr/rjy241. [PMID] 30214713.
2018
Laparoscopic sleeve gastrectomy in patients with heart failure and left ventricular assist devices as a bridge to transplant.
Surgery for obesity and related diseases : official journal of the American Society for Bariatric Surgery. 14(9):1269-1273 [DOI] 10.1016/j.soard.2018.04.005. [PMID] 29929856.
2018
Safety of open ventral hernia repair in high-risk patients with metabolic syndrome: a multi-institutional analysis of 39,118 cases.
Surgery for obesity and related diseases : official journal of the American Society for Bariatric Surgery. 14(2):206-213 [DOI] 10.1016/j.soard.2017.09.521. [PMID] 29122528.
2013
Longitudinal study shows increasing obesity and hyperglycemia in micronesia.
Obesity (Silver Spring, Md.). 21(9):E421-7 [DOI] 10.1002/oby.20041. [PMID] 23404778.
2010
The utility of the posterior thigh flap for complex pelvic and perineal reconstruction.
Plastic and reconstructive surgery. 126(1):146-155 [DOI] 10.1097/PRS.0b013e3181da8769. [PMID] 20220559.
2003
A war on obesity, not the obese.
Science (New York, N.Y.). 299(5608):856-8 [PMID] 12574619.

Grants

Mar 2019 ACTIVE
Novel pathways in the pathogenesis and pathophysiology of NAFLD in Hispanics
Role: Co-Investigator
Funding: OHIO UNIV via NATL INST OF HLTH NIMHD
Jun 2014 – May 2022
Obesity and Type-2 Diabetes: Bariatric Surgery Effects on Brain Function
Role: Project Manager
Funding: NATL INST OF HLTH NIDDK

Education

Residency – Surgery
2001 · Carraway Methodist Medical Center
Medical Degree
1999 · University of Mississippi

Contact Details

Phones:
Business:
(352) 265-0535
Addresses:
Business Mailing:
PO Box 100109
GAINESVILLE FL 32610
Business Street:
1600 SW ARCHER RD
GAINESVILLE FL 32610