Dr. Jefferson Vaughan Sr, MD

Dr. Jefferson Vaughan Sr, MD

Bariatric Surgery  ·  
Male  ·  
Age 57
Dr. Jefferson Vaughan Sr, MD is a bariatric surgery specialist in Jupiter, FL and has been practicing for 26 years. He graduated from University of South Alabama / College of Medicine in 1987 and specializes in bariatric surgery, gastroenterology, and more.

1002 S Old Dixie Hwy Ste 203

Jupiter, FL 33458

Contact Information

(561) 741-5695

Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna
  • Assurant Health
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Cigna
  • Coventry Health Care
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)
  • Humana
  • MultiPlan
  • UnitedHealthCare

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more than 99% of peers
Intestinal Obstruction
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more than 99% of peers
Hernia Repair
very high
more than 96% of peers

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Care Philosophy

This content was provided by Dr. Vaughan Sr "On staff at Jupiter Medical Center since 1995, Dr. Vaughan started the bariatric surgery program in 2000 with an extensive background in weight loss surgery. Dr. Vaughan trained under Dr. Alan Wittgrove, pioneer of the Laparoscopic approach of Gastric Bypass Surgery and the first surgeon to perform a Laparoscopic Gastric Bypass in the world.


  • Laparoscopic Weight Loss Surgery
  • Laparoscopic Gallbladder removal
  • Laparoscopic Colon and Intestinal Surgery
  • Laparoscopic Heartburn Surgery
  • Laparoscopic Stomach Surgery
  • Laparoscopic Hernia Repair
  • Skin Cancer Surgery

5  Specialties

  • Bariatric Surgery
  • Colon & Rectal Surgery
  • Gastroenterology
  • General Surgery
  • Laparoscopic Surgery

1  Board Certifications

  • General Surgery
    Accredited by: Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada

94  Conditions Treated

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51  Procedures

  • Abdominal Surgery
  • Abscess or Cyst Drainage or Aspiration
  • Abscess or Fluid Incision and Drainage
  • Acid Reflux Surgery
  • Anoscopy
  • Appendectomy
  • Appendectomy, Laparoscopic
  • Appendectomy, Open
  • Bariatric Surgery (Weight Loss Surgery)
  • Colectomy
  • Colon and Rectal Surgery
  • Colonoscopy, Proctosigmoidoscopy, and Sigmoidoscopy
  • Cyst Incision and Drainage
  • Destruction of Anal Tumor
  • Dressing and-or Debridement of Wound, Infection, or Burn (incl. Negative Pressure Wound Therapy)
  • Endoscopy (Esophagus, Stomach, Small Intestine)
  • Enterostomy (Laparoscopic or Open)
  • Esophageal Surgery
  • Esophagomyotomy
  • Excision of Rectal Tumor
  • Fistulectomy or Fistulotomy, Anal
  • Gastrectomy
  • Gastric Banding, Laparoscopic
  • Gastric Bypass Surgery
  • Gastric Bypass Surgery, Laparoscopic
  • Gastric Restrictive With Partial Gastrectomy or Jejunojejunostomy
  • Gastric Sleeve Surgery
  • Gastroenterology Procedures
  • Hemorrhoidectomy or Excision of Anal Tags
  • Hernia Repair
  • Incision and Removal of Foreign Object
  • Incisional Hernia Repair, Laparoscopic
  • Inguinal Hernia Repair, Laparoscopic
  • Intestinal Transplant (incl. Enterectomy)
  • Laparoscopic Anti-Reflux Surgery
  • Laparoscopic Colectomy
  • Laparoscopic Revision Gastric Restrictive Procedure
  • Laparoscopic Surgical Procedure
  • Laparotomy
  • Liver Biopsy
  • Manometry
  • Open Gastric Restrictive Procedure
  • Open Incisional and-or Ventral Hernia Repair
  • Paracentesis
  • Proctectomy, Open or Laparoscopic (incl. Swenson and Duhamel Procedures)
  • Removal of Reproductive Organs (Hysterectomy, Oophorectomy, Salpingectomy, Salpingo-Oophorectomy, Resection of Peritoneal Malignancy)
  • Removal or Destruction of Rectal or Intestinal Tumor (incl. Colonoscopy, Proctosigmoidoscopy, Sigmoidoscopy and Control of Hemorrhage)
  • Revision of Gastric Anastomosis or Restrictive Procedure
  • Sleeve Gastrectomy
  • Sphincterotomy
  • Stomach Surgery
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Background Check

0 Malpractice Claims

No malpractice history found for Florida.

0 Sanctions

No sanctions history found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.

0 Board Actions

No board actions found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.


  • Birmingham-Southern College
    Undergraduate School | Graduated
  • University of South Alabama / College of Medicine
    Medical School | Graduated 1987
  • Mt Sinai Med Center
    Internship Hospital | Completed 1988
  • Mt Sinai Med Center
    Residency Hospital | Completed 1992

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

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Languages Spoken

  • English

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What People Say About Dr. Jefferson Vaughan Sr, MD
Dr. Vaughan performed an umbilical hernia repair on me this morning 8/24/18 and I couldn't be happier with the outcome and the very minimal amount of pain post surgery. His team had nothing but wonderful things to say of him prior to being wheeled into to the OR so that alone made the whole pre op...Read More
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Lawrence Kelleher in Jupiter – Aug 24, 2018
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Dr. Vaughan gave me a new life! Before surgery I was unable to keep any food down and had terrible acid reflux on a daily basis. It’s been a week and a half since surgery and I have not been sick since. I am I am eating good, & I feel like a new man! Thank you Dr. Vaughan!
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Craig R in Stuart, FL – Feb 26, 2018
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Excellent surgeon. Bottom line person. Did exactly what he said. Surgery a success!! Thank you
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Palm Beach Gardens, FL – Oct 05, 2017
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This man is the best abdominal surgeon you will ever find. He did an umbilical repair on me and it is now perfect. If you have any doubts about finding a surgeon pick this man. He is also a very nice person, great sense of humor. I cannot say enough great things about him.
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West Palm Beach, FL – Sep 09, 2017
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Excellent surgeon who works with the great team!
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Natia in West Palm Beach, FL – Mar 24, 2017
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