J. R. Salameh

Bariatric Surgeon
Rating: 5.0 out of 5 with 27 ratings

J. R. Salameh Bariatric Surgeon M.D., F.A.C.S.
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15 yr in Bariatrics

15 yr in Laparoscopic Surgery

15 yr in Laparoscopic Bariatrics

70% Practice is Bariatrics

Min Age of Patient is 18

Max Age of Patient is 75


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James Mayes
M.D., Ph.D., F.A.C.S.
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Eric Thorn
M.D., F.A.C.C.

  • About Me

    Dr. J. R. Salameh is a Board-Certified General Surgeon and a fellowship-trained specialist in Laparoscopic and Bariatric Surgery. 

    Dr. Salameh is the Chairman of the Department of Surgery and the Medical Director of the Bariatric Surgery Center at Virginia Hospital Center, a Top 100 Hospital and part of the Mayo Clinic Care Network. He has a very broad and extensive experience in laparoscopic bariatric surgery, including sleeve gastrectomy, gastric bypass, adjustable banding as well as the duodenal switch.  He is also thought after for all types of bariatric revisional surgeries.  

    Dr. Salameh is a diplomate of the American Board of Surgery, a fellow of the American College of Surgeons, and an active member of many surgical societies such as the Society of Surgery of the Alimentary Tract, Society of American Gastrointestinal and Endoscopic Surgeons, Society of Laparoendoscopic Surgeons, American Hernia Society and several other national groups. He has authored numerous peer-reviewed scientific journal articles and book chapters and is a frequent lecturer and scientific presenter at national meetings.




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  • Latest Reviews See all 27 reviews
    avatar Gwen M. on May 2, 2017

    I saw Dr. Salameh for my first consultation on 12/2/2013. He was friendly, kind, and easy to talk to, all qualities I appreciate in a health care professional. He was also knowledgeable and experienced. From there I had a whirlwind of appointments with More...

    avatar Thinnerguy on Aug. 22, 2012

    I could not be happier with my choice of surgeon. Dr Salameh is superb and highly skilled and qualified. I am considering the duodenal switch and he took great care to explain to me all the options as well as the risks and benefits of More...

    avatar Bemfic on May 2, 2012

    Dr. Salameh was very careful to make sure that I understood all of the ramifications of my upcoming surgery. It was kind of weird to discuss the fact that there was a small chance of death, a small chance of leakage and a small chance More...

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