Kahlil Shillingford

Bariatric Surgeon
Rating: 5.0 out of 5 with 11 ratings

Kahlil Shillingford Bariatric Surgeon M.D
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12 yr Experience

11 yr in Bariatrics

11 yr in Laparoscopic Surgery

11 yr in Laparoscopic Bariatrics

85% Practice is Bariatrics

Min Age of Patient is 16

Max Age of Patient is N/A


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Susan Peacock
MS Registered Dietitian/Nutritionist
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Nancy Johnson
Office Manager

  • About Me

    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 Cleveland Clinic in Weston, Florida.

    He is a member of the American Society for Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery (ASMBS), the American Medical Association, the Society of Laparoendoscopic Surgeons and the Indian American Physician Association. He is also a fellow of the American Society for Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery (ASMBS).

    He keeps himself up-to-date with the latest advances in surgical techniques by attending multiple scientific meetings and training programs to learn and implement new and improved techniques and materials for the best of his patients. In addition to his practice, he also has a keen interest in research and has participated in various projects, including the investigation of hormonal receptors and psychological effects of overeating. See Dr. Shillingford’s article about Sleeve Gastrectomy.

    Dr. Shillingford believes in extending his knowledge and expertise to others as well, and has participated, since his early years, in medical education, as a volunteer for the American Red Cross and other medical nonprofit clinics. He has presented many lectures on general and weight loss surgery to community and physician groups, and has been active in local health fairs and community meetings. He has been interviewed by many local magazines and community associations on weight loss surgery, obesity and health.

    In recognition for his expertise in the fields of general and weight loss surgery, Dr. Shillingford has been proctored by the Realize Gastric Band, Allergan and Covidien Companies.

    Dr. Shillingford has operating privileges at West Boca Medical Center, Broward Health Coral Springs Medical Center, Northwest Medical Center and University Hospital. He is dedicated to providing state-of–the-art care with empathy and concern for the comfort and well-being of his patients and their families.

    In his free time, Dr. Shillingford enjoys spending time with his family and loves outdoor activities including cycling, paddleboarding, surfing and coaching his son’s soccer team.

    The following are some patient testimonials:

    "All I have to say in regards to Dr. Shillingford is THANK YOU! He is simply the BEST and above the rest! I was going into this lifestyle change a bit nervous, but with him.... All was well! For the Gastric Sleeve from the insurance procedure, to paperwork, to the counseling, and those last minute phone calls because I was so nervous - they were so patient. Nancy is the most sweetest, compassionate, person ever and I truly thank God for them both! If they ever need me to speak at any event... I am just a phone call away!
    Thank you once again!"

    - Joanne W., Coral Springs, FL

    "Dr. Shillingford cares and he always takes the time to answer questions. I felt at ease, I knew I was in good hands. I had never had surgery, and going into major surgery for the first time I was able to feel calm thanks to him. I have already lost 54 pounds in six months!
    - Karen, West Palm Beach, FL

    "I have lost 90 pounds in six months, yeah! Dr. Shillingford's staff was great. I felt so comfortable with Dr. Shillingford and he helped me from beginning to end. All my calls were answered and the staff was available every time I called, amazing!"
    - Kristin, Miami, FL

    "Everybody was wonderful! My surgery went perfect and couldn't have been an easier process. I have so far lost 40 pounds in 6 months and I am very happy! I am getting closer to my goal weight each and every day."
    - Debra A., Boca Raton, FL

    "Dr. Shillingford was very caring. He explained everything and made sure I understood. Nancy is wonderful! She was always nice and supportive. After the surgery she still calls to check on me and make sure I am well. I am happy to report I have lost over 70 pounds in one year with the gastric sleeve.

    - Anonymous

    SRC ASMBS Realize Band
  • Latest Reviews See all 11 reviews
    avatar marcinmiami on Oct. 17, 2017

    Dr. Shillingford is great! He did my gastric sleeve. Very patient answering all my questions and has a calming, low-key demeanor. Would recommend to anyone!!

    avatar lanuzaanac on June 22, 2014

    Dr Shillingford did my surgery (gastric sleeve) last July, so far I have lost 98 lbs, I am so happy with the results, he is a great doctor, he is the best doctor a person can have, he also did lap band for my son More...

    avatar angel22_99 on May 16, 2014

    I have just had my first consultation with the doctor. He was very professional and not at all judging! I was fully expecting him to lecture me about my weight and he didn't. He took a lot of time to explain the different options More...

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