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

Jeffrey Friedman, M.D. F.A.C.S., is an assistant professor in the division of general surgery and the director of bariatric surgery. Dr. Friedman earned his medical degree from the University of Mississippi and completed his residency in general surgery at Carraway Methodist Medical Center in Birmingham, Alabama and Mary Imogene Bassett Healthcare in Cooperstown, New York. He served as a research fellow at the Mary Imogene Bassett Research Institute and as a minimally invasive surgery/bariatric surgery fellow at Sacred Heart Health System in Pensacola, Florida.

Dr. Friedman has previously worked as 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. He has twice received the American Medical Association’s Physician’s Recognition Award and is 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. 

Dr. Friedman’s clinical interests include bariatric surgery, revisional bariatric surgery, metabolic surgery, advanced endoscopy, minimally invasive surgery and foregut surgery. His research interests include the metabolic and cognitive effects of bariatric surgery, resolution of comorbidities following bariatric surgery, and long-term effects of bariatric surgery.

Board Certifications

  • Surgery
    American Board of Surgery

Clinical Profile

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

Publications

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. [PMID] 33714616.
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.
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.
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Grants

Jun 2014 ACTIVE
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

Teaching Profile

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

Contact Details

Phones:
Business:
(352) 265-0535