Meet Our Team
Dr Shillingford - Gastric Sleeve Florida

Dr. Shillingford

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 Priti Kothari

Dr. Priti Kothari

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

Susan Peacock

Susan Peacock

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…

Nancy Johnson

Nancy Johnson

Nancy is the office manager and is in charge of coordinating the preoperative workup, including care provided by the consultants and obtaining approval for surgery, scheduling surgery and all postoperative appointments.
Gastric Sleeve Surgey - Dr Shillingford - Gastric Sleeve Florida

Sleeve Gastrectomy is a surgical procedure used in the treatment of obesity. Sleeve gastrectomy surgery is a restrictive surgical procedure. It is restrictive in the sense that it “restricts” how much food the stomach can hold without any bypass of the intestines or malabsorption.

The portion of the stomach that is removed is thought to be responsible for secreting Ghrelin, the hormone that is responsible...

  • American Society of Bariatric Physicians
  • ObesityHelp
  • American Society for Metabolic & Bariatric Surgery
  • Bariatric Procedures For Healthier Living | REALIZE
  • American Medical Association
  • University of Michigan
  • Society of Laparoendoscopic Surgeons
  • American Association of Physicians of Indian Origin

“I am so happy that I made the decision to make this life-change for me!! I did a lot of research before deciding on the gastric sleeve…” - Jessica R

“Everything was explained thoroughly from beginning to end at Dr. Shilligford's office. The dietician and all after care have been excellent...” - Richard