Bariatric Surgery

Find a bariatric surgeon in Nashville/Middle Tennessee

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Dr. Patrick Davis
General/Bariatric Surgeon
Southern Hills

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General/Bariatric Surgeon
Downtown Nashville

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Dr. James McDowell
General/Bariatric Surgeon
Downtown Nashville

What is Bariatrics?

Bariatric surgery (also known as weight loss surgery) focuses on treating the patient’s digestive organs in order to improve weight loss, type 2 diabetes and heart disease. However, a bariatric surgeon is only one part of our department of bariatrics in Nashville, TN.

To increase the success rate for every one of our patients, our bariatrics patients will work with our team of supporting providers.

Our surgical weight loss and weight management team includes:

Board Certified Bariatric Surgeons
Exercise Physiologists
Insurance Specialists

Bariatric surgery in Nashville, TN

Our bariatric surgeons are located at Saint Thomas Midtown Hospital and TriStar Southern Hills hospital in Nashville, TN. Our patients will find a highly experienced staff and highly skilled weight loss surgeons at both locations.

We are prepared to support you and your family from the morning of your surgery until the day you return home. Once home, your surgical weight loss Nashville support team will work with you to help you reach your target weight goal as you become a healthier you.

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Bariatric Surgery

Bariatric surgery for weight loss in Nashville

Bariatric surgery or weight loss surgery is a big step for any patient. While it is highly effective at helping patients lose weight, patients of bariatric surgery (or any type of weight loss surgery) must commit to long-term lifestyle changes.

Our bariatric surgeons focus on helping each patient reach their goals, get through recovery and continue on a path to a healthier lifestyle.


Weight loss surgery

Is bariatric surgery for weight loss right for me?

While weight loss surgery is effective at improving several health problems, it’s an intense process that is only effective in the long term. At The Surgical Clinic in Nashville, good candidates for bariatric surgery meet at least one of the following:

A Body Mass Index (BMI) of 40 or more
Are 100 pounds overweight
A BMI over 35 with an obesity-related comorbid condition, such as: Type II Diabetes, Hypertension, Obstructive Sleep Apnea, Heart Disease

We also look for candidates who tried non-surgical weight loss treatments but did not meet successful results. Remember, that bariatric surgery is not an easy fix. You will need to be committed to making long-term changes to your daily habits, including diet and exercise.

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Weight Loss Surgery Seminars

Seminar Schedule

Dr. Davis will be offering an in person Bariatric Surgery Seminar starting in March 2022

1st Monday of month - 6pm (Southern Hills)
2nd Wednesday of month - 6pm (Summit/Mt. Juliet)

Seminar Locations

TriStar Southern Hills
391 Wallace Rd
Nashville, TN 37211
TEL: 615.781.4000

TriStar Summit (Mt. Juliet)
5655 Frist Blvd
Hermitage, TN 37076
TEL: 615.316.3000

Bariatric Seminar Info

Join us for a complimentary Weight Loss Surgery Seminar

To register for a seminar, call (615) 781-4687 or email

Any questions?
Learn more about bariatric surgery and the weight loss surgery seminars by visiting

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Types of bariatric surgery

There are three different surgical procedures in our bariatrics & surgical weight loss practice in Nashville. All of these procedures can be used to shorten the time required to digest food or reduce the size of the stomach itself. And because these procedures are quite intense, your weight loss surgeon will partner with you to determine which approach will work best for you. They will help you consider whether open bariatric surgery or minimally invasive robotic bariatric surgery will be the best fit for you.

We are all different and the bariatric surgeons at The Surgical Clinics in Tennessee understand that your weight loss journey will be unique to you. Rest assured that your Nashville bariatrics care will be customized to fit your specific physical, medical, mental, and emotional needs.

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Restrictive Surgery

These procedures focus on limiting the amount of food you can eat by surgically reducing the size of your stomach. 


These procedures change how your body processes food. First, a surgeon will reduce the size of your stomach to limit the amount of food you eat. Second, the surgeon will create a bypass in your digestive system with your small intestine. As a result, your body’s capacity to process food will be reduced.


Instead of surgically altering the size of your stomach, bariatric implants physically restrict your digestive system with an external device.

Gastric Bypass Surgery

Roux-en-Y (RNY) surgery is most commonly known as gastric bypass surgery. Gastric bypass surgery is one of the most common weight loss surgeries performed still today. This procedure involves closing off a large portion of your stomach to form a small pouch that is connected directly to your small intestine.

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Gastric Balloon Surgery

Intragastric balloon surgery is a surgical treatment to reduce hunger and improve weight loss. This bariatric surgery also offers positive results for GERD, heart disease and obstructive sleep apnea.

Bariatric Vertical Sleeve Surgery

Vertical sleeve gastrectomy surgery (VSG) is a minimally invasive surgery for weight loss. We are pleased to also offer robotic bariatric surgery for even better weight loss surgery results in Tennessee.

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