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Dr. Bailey offers comprehensive weight management care and bariatric and general surgery to patients in northeast Florida and Georgia. Dr. Bailey and his team understand how challenging it can be to begin your wellness and weight loss journey. We will work together to create a personalized plan that’s right for you.

About Me

I am a board-certified general surgeon specializing in bariatric surgery and providing minimally invasive solutions to general surgical problems. Energized by the challenge of utilizing laparoscopic and robotic skills to address a variety of general surgery issues, I enjoy helping my patients live healthier lives. I am also motivated by following my bariatric patients through their weight loss journey as they improve their health and quality of life.

About Me

I am a board-certified general surgeon specializing in bariatric surgery and providing minimally invasive solutions to general surgical problems. Energized by the challenge of utilizing laparoscopic and robotic skills to address a variety of general surgery issues, I enjoy helping my patients live healthier lives. I am also motivated by following my bariatric patients through their weight loss journey as they improve their health and quality of life.

Affiliated with:

  • Ascension St. Vincent’s Southside

  • Ascension St. Vincent's St. Johns County

  • Baptist Beaches Medical Center

  • Jacksonville Surgery Center

Specialties:

  • Bariatric Surgery

  • General Surgery

  • Laparoscopic/Minimally Invasive Surgery

  • Robotic Surgery

Services Offered

Services Offered

Why Choose Dr. Bailey?

  • Board Certification

    Dr. Bailey is a board-certified general surgeon, providing a wide range of services and expertise.

  • Specialization in Bariatric Surgery

    He specializes in bariatric surgery, offering expertise in weight-loss surgical procedures and performs surgeries at an ASMBS certified bariatric center of excellence.

  • Minimally Invasive Surgical Techniques

    He provides cutting-edge minimally invasive solutions to a variety of general surgical problems, including laparoscopic and robotic surgery.

  • Diverse Medical Training

    His medical degree is from Albert Einstein Medical College. He completed residency at Hahnemann University Hospital/Drexel University and St. Luke's University Health Network and a fellowship in bariatric and minimally invasive surgery at Hackensack University Hospital.

  • Patient-Centric Approach

    He follows his bariatric patients through their weight loss journey, providing support as they enhance their health and quality of life.

  • Insurance Flexibility

    Most major insurances are accepted, accommodating a broad range of patients. Self-pay and installment plan options are also available. Visit our Patient Resources for more information.

What Patients Say

Patient Resources

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Telehealth and Bariatric Surgery: A 2024 Perspective

March 14, 20243 min read

Telehealth is the use of digital technologies to provide remote healthcare services, offering consultations, monitoring, and support to patients. It enhances access to healthcare, especially in remote areas, and improves efficiency by facilitating communication between patients and providers. Telehealth allows for virtual appointments, reducing the need for travel and offering flexible scheduling. This helps increase follow-up rates, allowing patients to check in without needing to take off work or schedule childcare. It also fosters collaboration among healthcare professionals, leading to better coordination and patient outcomes. In 2024, Telehealth has significantly transformed bariatric surgery care by enabling remote consultations, post-operative monitoring, and ongoing support, thereby enhancing patient access to specialized care and improving treatment outcomes. Overall, Telehealth in pre-surgery consultations enhances patient experience and improves the quality and accessibility of bariatric surgery care.

Pre-Surgery Consultations

The integration of Telehealth into pre-surgery consultations has revolutionized the way patients interact with healthcare providers before undergoing bariatric surgery. It offers numerous benefits, including improved access to specialized care, convenience, and enhanced collaboration among healthcare professionals. Patients can attend consultations remotely, eliminating geographical barriers and reducing travel time and expenses. Telehealth also streamlines administrative tasks, increases efficiency, and fosters better patient engagement. Although Telehealth can be a useful tool, the initial visit for a new patient is still held in person as a full physical exam is required before taking anyone to the operating room.

Post-Operative Follow-ups

Post-operative follow-ups are critical for ensuring the success and safety of bariatric surgery procedures. They allow healthcare providers to monitor recovery, identify complications, track weight loss progress, assess dietary adherence, and address patient concerns. Telehealth is increasingly utilized for post-operative check-ins, enabling remote monitoring and virtual consultations. Telehealth enhances patient compliance and engagement by offering convenience, accessibility, personalized support, and continuity of care. Overall, Telehealth follow-ups optimize patient outcomes and satisfaction in bariatric surgery care.

Ongoing Patient Support

Telehealth plays a crucial role in providing ongoing support and education for bariatric surgery patients by offering access to specialists, continuous support, addressing challenges, promoting long-term success, and empowering patients to take control of their health. Through virtual platforms, patients can receive personalized guidance, as well as participate in educational sessions and online support groups. This helps patients address any postoperative concerns quickly and stay motivated in their weight loss journey. Telehealth facilitates consistent care, empowers patients to make informed decisions, and enhances overall patient outcomes in bariatric surgery management.

Patient Experience and Satisfaction

Telehealth has significantly impacted bariatric surgery care, offering convenience, accessibility, and high patient satisfaction. Virtual consultations and follow-ups empower patients to engage actively in their healthcare, leading to better adherence to post-operative protocols and overall satisfaction. New follow-up appointments are easy to schedule and convenient, increasing peace of mind for any concerns or questions that may come up before or after surgery. Telehealth fosters patient engagement, supports adherence to treatment plans, and enhances the overall quality of care in bariatric surgery management.

Physician Perspectives

Healthcare providers acknowledge the challenges and benefits of incorporating telehealth into bariatric surgery practice. Challenges include technology barriers, patient education, and regulatory compliance, while benefits include improved access to care, enhanced patient engagement, and cost savings. Best practices involve comprehensive training, patient education, and tailored care plans. Future enhancements may include remote monitoring, digital health tools, and collaboration with multidisciplinary teams. Overall, Telehealth holds promise for transforming bariatric surgery care by overcoming barriers, improving patient outcomes, and enhancing healthcare delivery.

Telehealth bariatric surgeryRemote bariatric careVirtual consultations for surgeryTelemedicine post-operative follow-upsDigital healthcare for weight lossOnline support for bariatric patientsRemote monitoring in surgeryTelehealth benefits in obesity treatmentVirtual bariatric surgery consultationsTelehealth advancements in weight loss care
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Patient Resources

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Telehealth and Bariatric Surgery: A 2024 Perspective

March 14, 20243 min read

Telehealth is the use of digital technologies to provide remote healthcare services, offering consultations, monitoring, and support to patients. It enhances access to healthcare, especially in remote areas, and improves efficiency by facilitating communication between patients and providers. Telehealth allows for virtual appointments, reducing the need for travel and offering flexible scheduling. This helps increase follow-up rates, allowing patients to check in without needing to take off work or schedule childcare. It also fosters collaboration among healthcare professionals, leading to better coordination and patient outcomes. In 2024, Telehealth has significantly transformed bariatric surgery care by enabling remote consultations, post-operative monitoring, and ongoing support, thereby enhancing patient access to specialized care and improving treatment outcomes. Overall, Telehealth in pre-surgery consultations enhances patient experience and improves the quality and accessibility of bariatric surgery care.

Pre-Surgery Consultations

The integration of Telehealth into pre-surgery consultations has revolutionized the way patients interact with healthcare providers before undergoing bariatric surgery. It offers numerous benefits, including improved access to specialized care, convenience, and enhanced collaboration among healthcare professionals. Patients can attend consultations remotely, eliminating geographical barriers and reducing travel time and expenses. Telehealth also streamlines administrative tasks, increases efficiency, and fosters better patient engagement. Although Telehealth can be a useful tool, the initial visit for a new patient is still held in person as a full physical exam is required before taking anyone to the operating room.

Post-Operative Follow-ups

Post-operative follow-ups are critical for ensuring the success and safety of bariatric surgery procedures. They allow healthcare providers to monitor recovery, identify complications, track weight loss progress, assess dietary adherence, and address patient concerns. Telehealth is increasingly utilized for post-operative check-ins, enabling remote monitoring and virtual consultations. Telehealth enhances patient compliance and engagement by offering convenience, accessibility, personalized support, and continuity of care. Overall, Telehealth follow-ups optimize patient outcomes and satisfaction in bariatric surgery care.

Ongoing Patient Support

Telehealth plays a crucial role in providing ongoing support and education for bariatric surgery patients by offering access to specialists, continuous support, addressing challenges, promoting long-term success, and empowering patients to take control of their health. Through virtual platforms, patients can receive personalized guidance, as well as participate in educational sessions and online support groups. This helps patients address any postoperative concerns quickly and stay motivated in their weight loss journey. Telehealth facilitates consistent care, empowers patients to make informed decisions, and enhances overall patient outcomes in bariatric surgery management.

Patient Experience and Satisfaction

Telehealth has significantly impacted bariatric surgery care, offering convenience, accessibility, and high patient satisfaction. Virtual consultations and follow-ups empower patients to engage actively in their healthcare, leading to better adherence to post-operative protocols and overall satisfaction. New follow-up appointments are easy to schedule and convenient, increasing peace of mind for any concerns or questions that may come up before or after surgery. Telehealth fosters patient engagement, supports adherence to treatment plans, and enhances the overall quality of care in bariatric surgery management.

Physician Perspectives

Healthcare providers acknowledge the challenges and benefits of incorporating telehealth into bariatric surgery practice. Challenges include technology barriers, patient education, and regulatory compliance, while benefits include improved access to care, enhanced patient engagement, and cost savings. Best practices involve comprehensive training, patient education, and tailored care plans. Future enhancements may include remote monitoring, digital health tools, and collaboration with multidisciplinary teams. Overall, Telehealth holds promise for transforming bariatric surgery care by overcoming barriers, improving patient outcomes, and enhancing healthcare delivery.

Telehealth bariatric surgeryRemote bariatric careVirtual consultations for surgeryTelemedicine post-operative follow-upsDigital healthcare for weight lossOnline support for bariatric patientsRemote monitoring in surgeryTelehealth benefits in obesity treatmentVirtual bariatric surgery consultationsTelehealth advancements in weight loss care
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