Bariatric Surgery (weight-loss surgery)
Bariatric surgery can be a safe and effective tool to jumpstart your weight loss and improve your overall health. Our board-certified bariatric specialists can help you decide if weight-loss surgery is right for you. At your first visit, we discuss the benefits of the procedures we offer and how they can help you achieve and maintain a healthy weight.
Qualifying for Bariatric Surgery
To qualify for bariatric surgery, you must have a body mass index (BMI) of 40 or greater or a BMI of at least 30 with two or more obesity-related conditions, such as diabetes or hypertension.
After an initial evaluation to determine your personal weight-loss challenges, you will work with our team of clinicians and dietitians to prepare for the physical and mental aspects of your weight-loss surgery.
Weight-loss surgery can improve obesity-related conditions such as high blood pressure, heart disease, joint pain and sleep apnea. We offer three effective types of bariatric surgery: gastric bypass, sleeve gastrectomy and adjustable gastric band surgery. Your doctor will discuss which option is right for you.
Weight-loss surgery requires lifelong changes for a healthy lifestyle. Before and after surgery, you will receive the education and support to eat better, be more active, get adequate sleep and manage your stress. Regular follow-up visits with our team ensure you are making progress and achieving your health goals.
Contact us today at (912) 350-3438 to learn more about bariatrics surgery and how we can support you on your weight-loss journey.
Online Bariatric Information Session
Congratulations on taking the first step on your weight-loss journey! In this video, you will meet members of our bariatric team, learn about the types of surgery we offer, find out who is eligible for weight-loss surgery and hear from a bariatric patient whose life was transformed after surgery.
Bariatric surgery takes commitment, dedication and perseverance. Our team of physicians, physician assistants, nurses, dietitians and other clinicians will be with you every step of the way. The process starts with this introduction to our program.
During the information session video, please limit distractions. Turn off your phone and get ready for a life change! You may watch the presentation as often as you like, using the password you were provided.* Take notes and be sure to write down any questions you may have for the team. You may find answers in our FAQ.
After viewing the information session:
We will confirm your insurance coverage for weight-loss surgery and call you to schedule an appointment with one of our providers.
* The password to this page is changed every month. If you need to access the page after your password has expired, please call (912) 712-7650 and request the new password. You do not need to re-register for the session.