Dr. Shillingford is a general surgeon who specializes in advanced laparoscopic and obesity surgery. He is board certified by the American Board of General Surgery.
Dr. Shillingford started his academic career with a bachelors in Biology at the University of Michigan, and graduated from the University of Michigan’s Medical School in Ann Arbor on a medical school tuition scholarship. He then proceeded to do his residency in general surgery at the University of Maryland Hospital in Baltimore, Maryland.
This was followed by a fellowship in advanced laparoscopic and obesity surgery at the renowned Cleveland Clinic in Weston, Florida.
Dr. Kothari is a board certified child, adolescent and adult psychiatrist with fellowship training at John Hopkins Medical Center. She serves as a consulting psychiatrist to Dr. Shillingford’s practice and aides in both evaluation and support to patients as needed. Dr. Kothari strives to be educated and informed of cutting-edge issues around obesity and mental health.
Dr. Kothari is a member of The American Society of Bariatric Physicians, The American Psychiatric Association, and The American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry.
To learn more about Dr Kothari and her services, you can visit her website at drpritikothari.com
Bariatric Surgery Registered Dietician Susan Peacock, a Registered Dietitian, works with Dr. Shillingford M.D. PA, a Florida Bariatric Surgeon who performs lap band surgery, gastric bypass surgery and gastric sleeve surgery.
She provides pre-surgery consultation as per insurance guidelines, to prepare patients with the tools for a successful outcome. An experienced dietitian such as Susan will prepare the patient with an action plan pre-surgery as well as post-surgery. Susan will guide the patient to set the needed behavioral goals even before the surgery, so that the patient understands and establishes these behaviors…
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