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Jennifer L Salluzzo, MD, FACS

Jennifer L Salluzzo, MD, FACS

out of 5
154 Ratings
12 Comments

Specialty

Weight Loss Surgery
Gastrointestinal Surgery
General Surgery
Bariatric Surgery

Department

Surgery

Locations

Stony Point 9109

9109 Stony Point Drive
Richmond, VA 23235
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The Park at Snowden

321 Park Hill Drive
Fredericksburg, VA 22401
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Adult Outpatient Pavilion

1001 E. Leigh Street
Richmond, VA 23219
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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 exercises, and travel.

Research interests

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

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Ratings & Reviews

154 Ratings
12 Comments

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Excellent service.
August 2022
Dr. Salluzzo did an excellent job in explaining the risks of a surgery on my abdomen which has seen many surgeries.
May 2022
I'm completely confident in Dr. Salluzzo's advice & care team. I've been through a lot and they were not afraid to tackle all my comorbidities.
July 2021
Doctor Salluzzo is very sincere and caring professional. I trust her with my health.
June 2021
Overall amazing!
May 2021
I love that my provider cares about my well being.
May 2021
She was excellent. Provided all the info I needed and she basically answered all my questions before I got the chance to ask. Very knowledgeable.
April 2021
Dr. Salluzzo took the time to discuss how I was feeling after surgery and if I was having any issues at this time. Fortunately I have had very few adverse affects - the few I have had were of my own making.
April 2021
Dr. Salluzzo was absolutely wonderful. I would highly recommend her.
March 2021
She was quite rushed, cut me off from talking once. My second visit was better.
September 2020
Good.
June 2020
Dr. Salluzzo is a very talented surgeon and my favorite doctor! Her bedside manner is superb.
April 2020