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Jennifer L Salluzzo, MD, FACS

4.5 out of 5
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95 Ratings
13 Comments

Specialty

Weight Loss Surgery
Gastrointestinal Surgery
General Surgery

Locations

Temple Avenue
2035 Waterside Road, Suite 100
Prince George, VA 23875

Ambulatory Care Center
417 N. 11th Street
Richmond, VA 23219

Stony Point 9109
9109 Stony Point Drive
Richmond, VA 23235

Department

Surgery

Education

Med School

Tufts University School of Medicine

Internship

Yale University School of Medicine

Residency

Yale University School of Medicine

Fellowship

Yale University School of Medicine

Biography

Helping people live better, healthier lives through science and technology

From a young age, Dr. Jennifer Salluzzo was fascinated by the way science could be used to treat disease. That’s particularly true when it comes to conditions such as obesity, where controlling one’s metabolism – paired with the advanced technology behind today’s surgical weight-loss procedures – work together to radically change and improve a person’s quality of life.

Dr. Salluzzo specializes in minimally invasive surgical procedures, using small incisions, tiny cameras, and robots to treat diseases of the esophagus, stomach, gallbladder and intestines. She is also a weight-loss surgery specialist, helping those struggling with obesity. Dr. Salluzzo also leads our hernia program, a collaborative and multidisciplinary team of physicians from across the health system working together to treat basic to complex abdominal wall hernias.

Minimally invasive surgeries mean shorter hospital stays, less pain after the operation, and the ability to get patients back to work and life sooner. Many of Dr. Salluzzo’s patients are also living with additional, often complex conditions that require multidisciplinary treatment, “which is one of the benefits of coming to VCU Health,” she says. “Here, as a patient, you have access to specialty physicians constantly striving to provide you the best possible care.”

Still, Dr. Salluzzo notes, every patient plays a central role in his or her own care team. Particularly with weight-loss surgery, it is important to stay determined, be patient, and follow instructions on proper diet, nutrition and exercise. “I want to help every person, but that requires working together to find the best care pathway that will lead to the best and safest outcome,” she says.

And when that outcome is positive, the benefits come to both patient and physician.

“When I see a patient a few months or years later, whether at a follow-up visit or we bump into one another in public, and they tell me how they are able to perform an activity that was not physically possible before surgery,” she says, “it’s that feeling that reminds me why I chose this path as a surgeon.”

Out of the OR, Dr. Salluzzo enjoys time with her husband and daughter, Pilates excercises, and travel.

Research interests

Dr. Salluzzo’s research interests include general surgery, bariatric surgery and hernia surgery.

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Locations

Temple Avenue

2035 Waterside Road, Suite 100
Prince George, VA 23875

Ambulatory Care Center

417 N. 11th Street
Richmond, VA 23219

Stony Point 9109

9109 Stony Point Drive
Richmond, VA 23235

Ratings & Reviews

She was very nice and knowledgeable about everything that I needed to know. I was grateful.
July 2019
She always answers any questions I may have. She makes me feel like she really care about me and I never leave without a hug and lot of information.
June 2019
Dr. Salluzzo is the best surgeon ever!
May 2019
Dr. Salluzzo is amazing!! She is very helpful, kind & understanding.
January 2019
She was all business and very thorough. Liked her immediately.
October 2018
Dr. Salluzzo was excellent.
October 2018
Dr. Salluzzo is the best!
May 2018
Dr. Salluzzo was very kind, informative, & understanding. She treated you as an equal.
May 2018
Dr. Salluzzo is totally amazing and I would highly recommend her.
January 2018
Care provider was able to explain all worries, medications and questions that I was having problems with.
November 2017
From my first visit, I had 100% confidence in this doctor: She proved me correct. Thank you for fixing my problem! [...]
October 2017
Dr. Salluzzo is amazing! She treated me so good and took such good care of me. It's like having an extended family!
October 2017
I had a great experience with Dr. Salluzzo.
October 2017

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