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Orlando Health Bariatric and Laparoscopy Center

Address: 89 Copeland Drive
1st Floor
Orlando, FL 32806

Phone 321.843.8900
Fax 321.843.8916
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Muhammad A. Jawad, MD, FACS, is a board-certified surgeon and the medical director of Orlando Health Bariatric and Laparoscopy Center. He specializes in laparoscopic gastric bypass, the adjustable lap-band and sleeve gastrectomy procedures.

Dr. Jawad received his medical degree from Ain Shams University in Cairo, Egypt, graduating with honors. He completed a surgical internship at Cook County Hospital in Chicago. He then practiced at Jackson Hospital in Alabama. He served as chief of staff at Munroe Regional Hospital in Ocala, Florida followed by chief of surgery at Ocala Regional Medical Center, where he also served as a member of the board of trustees.

Dr. Jawad is an expert in laparoscopic surgery and has performed complicated biliary, colon and endocrine surgery. He also has performed more than 4,000 laparoscopic bariatric surgical cases since 2000. Dr. Jawad has presented at more than 45 medical conferences both nationally and internationally on laparoscopic and bariatric surgery, and has published more than 40 articles in medical journals.

Dr. Jawad is a fellow of the American College of Surgeons, and is a member the American Society of Bariatric Surgery, the Florida Medical Association, the Society of Laparoendoscopic Surgeons and the Florida Physicians Association. He is fluent in Arabic and English.

The bariatric program at Orlando Health – Health Central Hospital achieves national accreditation from the Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery Accreditation and Quality Improvement Program

June 11, 2019

The bariatric program at Orlando Health - Health Central meets all criteria as a Comprehensive Center according to national quality standards established to deliver safe, high quality bariatric patient care.

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