North: Bariatric surgeons
RoseMarie Jones, M.D., FACS
RoseMarie Jones, M.D., FACS, native of Chicago, Illinois is Community Bariatric Services - North medical director. Dr. Jones is a general and bariatric surgeon and is a graduate of Saint Mary's College Notre Dame. She received her medical degree from Indiana University School of Medicine in 1984. Dr. Jones completed her general surgery residency at Indiana University Medical Center.
She is a fellow of the American College of Surgeons, board certified with the American Board of Surgery and is also a member of the American Society for Metabolic & Bariatric Surgery (ASMBS).
Dr. Jones has been in practice since 1989 and has been performing bariatric surgery since 1995. Dr. Jones performs all weight loss surgery laparoscopically, including gastric bypass, lap band, sleeve gastrectomy and revisional procedures.
John “Jack” H. Ditslear III, MD, FACS
John “Jack” H. Ditslear III, MD, is a native of Noblesville, Indiana, where he first felt the desire to help people through medicine and surgery at an early age, after experiencing his own surgery as well as the death of a classmate from complications of heart surgery. He graduated with honors in chemistry from Miami University in Ohio and then graduated from the Indiana University School of Medicine.
During medical school, Dr. Ditslear was elected to the Alpha Omega Alpha Medical Society for Academic Honors. He completed his general surgery residency at Methodist Hospital in Indianapolis. He is certified by the American Board of Surgery and a member of American Society for Metabolic & Bariatric Surgery (ASMBS). Dr. Ditslear is a Fellow of the American College of Surgeons. His clinical interest and specialty is in minimally invasive general and bariatric surgery using advanced laparoscopic techniques.
When asked about his specialty, Dr. Ditslear says he especially enjoys seeing patients’ transformation after surgery, both in their health and in their personal lives. “It’s exciting to see that surgery can treat and sometimes cure many obesity-related illnesses. After surgery, most people have more energy and can enjoy activities they otherwise would not be able to perform,” he says.
Dr. Ditslear is on the teaching staff for the Indiana University general surgery residency program. He is married to Janet and is the father of four children. When not at work, Dr. Ditslear enjoys spending time with his family, playing golf, and coaching and playing soccer.