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Dr. Kahlil A Shillingford has the following 2 specialties
- Bariatric Medicine
Bariatric medicine focuses on the causes, prevention and treatment of obesity. Bariatric specialists are trained in medically supervised weight loss and the management of obesity as a chronic condition. These specialists are skilled in various disciplines that help patients lose weight and obtain optimal health.
The field encompasses dieting, exercise and behavioral therapy, anti-obesity medication, pharmacotherapy and surgery. Bariatric specialists might be from surgical backgrounds and perform obesity-related operations or they might be nutrition and hormone focused, prescribing diet and exercise plans as well as weight loss medications.
Patients defined as obese or having unhealthy Body Mass Indices (BMI) have much greater risk of heart disease, diabetes, asthma, sleep apnea, hypertension, many types of cancer and chronic musculoskeletal problems.
One subspecialty of bariatrics is the focus on the correlation between obesity and mortality.
Dr. Kahlil A Shillingford has the following 5 expertise
- Gastric Bypass (Gastrojejunostomy)
- Galbladder Removal (Cholecystectomy)
- Weight Loss Surgery (Bariatric Surgery)
Dr. Kahlil A Shillingford is Board Certified in 1 specialty
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Caring and Compassionate Surgeon!
Self-verified patient of Dr. Kahlil A Shillingford - Posted on July 20th, 2018
Went to his office for initial weight loss surgery consultation. Answered all my questions, making me comfortable enough to have his office staff check with my insurance for coverage. I received a 1 page document with the requirements from the insurance company, before they would approve my gastric sleeve surgery. Completed requirements and 6 months later had my surgery. Post op 18 months and I've lost a total of 105 lbs. with 10 lbs. to go to my personal goal. Great follow-up by Dr. Shillingford. Awesome guidance along the way. Great overall experience. I only wish I'd done it sooner. Best results, even better than I imagined. Thank you Dr. Shillingford and staff, you are truly lifesavers!
Self-verified patient of Dr. Kahlil A Shillingford - Posted on December 27th, 2017
September 12, 2017 is a day that I will never forget. Its the day that I decided to take control of my life. I was taking two blood pressure medications, one in the morning, and one at night. I went to my primary care physician and he told me that my blood sugar levels were elevated and that I would have to start taking diabetic pills. That's when I said enough is enough. I had to take control of my life. I came to visit Dr. Shillingford in June 2017. I found out about this great Doctor through a coworker, and let's just say the rest is history. Dr. Shillingford performed the vertical sleeve gastrectomy procedure on me September 12, 2017 and my life hasn't been the same since! My surgery weight was 299lb. My current weight is 223lb. Im no longer in any blood pressure medications. My lab work came back great! Im on NO MEDICATIONS AT ALL ANYMORE besides my B12 shot and Urosodol! I owe everything to Dr. Shillingford and his professional staff. Dr. Shillingford is patient, kind, and has a great bedside mannerism. I recommend him to everyone. Thank you Doc for saving my life!
Patient and easy going Doc!
Self-verified patient of Dr. Kahlil A Shillingford - Posted on October 17th, 2017
Love this doctor!!!
Self-verified patient of Dr. Kahlil A Shillingford - Posted on February 14th, 2016
I found dr. Shillingford through an online search after I had seen other doctors. I's so glad I found him!!! His office staff (Nancy and Elba) are very thorough, helpful and always get back to you as soon as they can. They answered all my questions and scheduling was a breeze! Dr. Shillingford is the nicest doctor I've ever met. He's been very patient and helpful. I had my surgery less than a month ago and already lost more than 30lbs! I wish I had done this sooner.
Self-verified patient of Dr. Kahlil A Shillingford - Posted on March 18th, 2015
Top 10 Doctor - City (2014)
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Compassionate Doctor Award - 5 Year Honoree (2015, 2016)
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Compassionate Doctor Recognition (2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016)
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On-Time Doctor Award (2014, 2015, 2016, 2018)
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Patients' Choice Award (2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2018)
Patients' Choice recognition reflects the difference a particular physician has made in the lives of his/her patients. The honor is bestowed to physicians who have received near perfect scores, as voted by patients.
Patients' Choice 5th Anniversary Award (2015, 2016, 2018)
The Patients' Choice Award - 5 Year Honoree is a recognition granted only to those doctors whose ratings have reflected excellence in care for five years in a row. Only 1% of all doctors in the United States are bestowed this honor by their patients.
18 Years Experience
University Of Michigan Medical School
Graduated in 2000
Dr. Kahlil A Shillingford Accepts the Following Insurance
- Aetna Choice POS II
- Aetna HMO
- Aetna Managed Choice POS Open Access
- Aetna Signature Administrators PPO
- AvMed Empower
- AvMed Engage
- Avmed Choice
BCBS Blue Card
- BCBS Blue Card PPO
- BCBS Florida myBlue
- Florida Blue BlueCare HMO
- Florida Blue BlueOptions
- Florida Blue BlueSelect
- CIGNA HMO
- CIGNA Open Access Plus
- CIGNA PPO
Coventry Health Care
- Coventry FL Employer Group HMO Open Access
- Coventry FL Employer Group PPO
- Humana Choice POS
- Humana ChoiceCare Network PPO
- Humana HMO
- Humana HMO Premier
- Humana HMO Select
- Humana National POS
- Multiplan PPO
- PHCS PPO
UHC of the River Valley
- Neighborhood Health Partnership Commercial
- UHC Choice Plus POS
- UHC Navigate HMO
- UHC Navigate POS
- UHC Options PPO
More about Dr. Kahlil A Shillingford
I completed my undergraduate and medical education at University of Michigan in Ann Arbor. I then completed my general surgery residency at University of Maryland followed by a fellowship in laparoscopic and bariatric surgery at Cleveland Clinic Visit our website at http://www.DrShillingford.com
Locations & DirectionsKAHLIL A SHILLINGFORD MD PA, 9960 Central Park Blvd N Ste 235, Boca Raton, FL
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