Jessica Ardila, M.D.

Assistant Professor
Division of General Surgery

Dr. Ardila joined our surgical faculty in the Division of General Surgery after completing a fellowship at Stony Brook University Hospital, Stony Brook, NY. Dr. Ardila’s clinical interests and specialties include bariatric and metabolic surgery, as well as minimally invasive foregut surgery. Other areas of expertise include gastrointestinal surgery, gastroesophageal reflux disease, biliary disease, surgical endoscopy, and general surgery.

Dr. Ardila’s current research interests focuses on bariatric and metabolic surgery outcomes and optimizing enhanced recovery pathways in bariatric patients. Dr. Ardila’s recent publications include: Bone Mineral Density Changes after Bariatric Surgery, Surgical Endoscopy; Bariatric Surgery in Patients with Interstitial Lung Disease, Surgical Endoscopy; A Nationwide Safety Analysis of Discharge on the First Postoperative Day after Bariatric Surgery in Selected Patients, Obesity Surgery.

Dr. Ardila is an active member of the American College of Surgeons, the Association of Women Surgeons, the American Society for Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery, and the Society of American Gastrointestinal and Endoscopic Surgery. She is board certified by the American Board of Surgery in General Surgery.  

Dr. Ardila received her medical degree graduating magna cum laude at the Universidad Central de Venezuela, Caracas, Venezuela. She then completed her General Surgery internship and residency at the Cleveland Clinic, Cleveland, OH and a fellowship in Advanced GI, Minimally Invasive and Bariatric Surgery at Stony Brook University Hospital, Stony Brook, NY. 

Vanderbilt Division of General Surgery
Medical Center North, D-5203 
1161 21st Avenue South
Nashville, TN 37232
Office: (615) 322-7555
Fax: (615) 343-9485

Vanderbilt Surgical Weight Loss
Vanderbilt Health One Hundred Oaks
719 Thompson Lane, Suite 22200
Nashville, TN 37204
Fax: (615) 322-4657
Appointments: (615) 343-9888

Surgical Weight Loss Murfreesboro Medical Clinic 
1272 Garrison Drive, Suite 309
Murfreesboro, TN 37129
Phone: (615) 322-6000
Fax: (615) 322-4657

Surgical Weight Loss Jackson
37 Sandstone Circle 
Jackson, TN 38305
Phone: (615) 322-6000
Fax: (615) 322-4657


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