General Surgery/Bariatric

Moises Jacobs, MD, FACS, is the Medical Director of the Gastric Sleeve Center at Jackson South. He graduated from the University of Miami Medical School in 1979 and finished his general surgery residency at University of Miami/Jackson Memorial Hospital in 1984.

Dr Jacobs is world renowned as a pioneer in laparoscopy and has taught and mentored hundreds of surgeons throughout the world.

1991 – Began performing hiatal hernia and anti/reflux repairs
1994 – Began performing gastric bypass
2005 – Performed first gastric sleeve procedure
2005 – Began performing revisional bariatric surgery

Dr. Jacobs has been named honorary member of many surgical societies throughout the world, and has received several awards for his distinguished and pioneering role in laparoscopic surgery. He has been performing advanced laparoscopic procedures since 1990 and is credited with accomplishing the first laparoscopic colectomy in 1990.

Dr. Jacobs has published articles and chapters on gastric sleeve procedures and has participated in several International Sleeve Consensus conferences. In addition, he has published two textbooks and has been awarded several U.S. patents for his innovative surgical instruments.

Most recently, Dr. Jacobs has patented and published a new reversible bariatric clip which mimics the gastric sleeve, but requires no stapling or removal of the stomach. Currently, it is approved in Europe and various countries throughout the world.