We regret to inform you that Dr. Valentine passed away in a tragic accident on October 25, 2019. He was known for his commitment to patients, his balanced wisdom, and his willingness to take a stand for what he knew to be right. He had a kind heart, endearing him to colleagues, staff and patients alike. Dr. Valentine's life and work touched many throughout our region, and we appreciate the outpouring of support we've received.
Our clinic is committed to supporting Dr. Valentine's patients in a transition of care. If you have an upcoming appointment or surgery scheduled with Dr. Valentine, our team will contact you in the coming weeks to discuss transitioning your care to another one of our bariatric surgeons.
Many of Dr. Valentine's patients have contacted the clinic asking for funeral details. Please note that private funeral services for Dr. Valentine have concluded. There will be no public memorial. The family has expressed their sincere gratitude for all the support they have received from the community.
Jim Valentine, MD specializes in general surgery, laparoscopic gastric bypass, laparoscopic sleeve gastrectomy, and laparoscopic gastric banding. Dr. Valentine has served as chairman of Surgical Services. He is experienced in performing bariatric surgical procedures, and is a member of the American Society of Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery.