- Gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD), Hiatal Hernia
- Abdominal wall hernias
- Gallbladder diseases
- Weight loss surgery
- Bariatric (Weight Loss) Surgery)
- Laparoscopic Sleeve Gastrectomy
- Laparoscopic/Robotic Gastric Bypass
- Laparoscopic/Robotic Revision Bariatric Surgery (band removal, conversions, etc.)
- Advanced laparoscopic general surgery
- Laparoscopic/Robotic Abdominal Wall (including inguinal, umbilical, ventral) Hernia Repaire
Dr. Varun Jain is a general surgeon certified by the American Board of Surgery and his primary areas of interest are Bariatric/ Metabolic (Weight- loss) surgery and Foregut surgery. He completed medical school and a general surgery residency from the University of Delhi in India, before moving to the United States where he pursued further general surgery residency training at UT Southwestern Medical Center in Dallas, TX and then at Mayo Clinic in Phoenix, AZ. He completed a fellowship in Minimally Invasive (including robotic) General as well as Bariatric/Metabolic Surgery at Mayo Clinic in Jacksonville, FL .
He joined the University of Kentucky as an Assistant Professor of Surgery and his focus is on comprehensive obesity care. He is an advocate for teamwork and multidisciplinary care in tackling the challenging problems accompanying the management of obesity and related illnesses. He utilizes advanced laparoscopic and robotic surgical techniques to improve patient outcomes and recovery.
Jain is a committee member for the ASMBS (American Society for Metabolic & Bariatric Surgery), member of SAGES (Society of American Gastrointestinal and Endoscopic Surgeons), has authored journal articles as well as a book chapter and received teaching/mentorship as well as excellence in patient care awards as a chief resident.
I grew up in a family of doctors, care and empathy came naturally. There is a unique satisfaction derived in treating and helping someone through a medical condition in a way that transforms their life. This was my motivation in pursuing Metabolic (Weight- Loss) Surgery as a career path. I try and bundle evidence based and advanced clinical care along with empathy in an effort to make what is otherwise an emotionally and psychologically challenging process, less onerous.
Outside of work, my wife and I along with our daughter and small dog, love to travel and spend time outdoors. I used to play competitive soccer and still enjoy a wide variety of sports.
- Assistant Professor of Surgery
Carolyn Pence- Smith Award (Mayo Clinic) - Best Chief Resident Mentor 2021, Mayo Clinic office of patient experience (OPE) award for top performing provider 2022