Bariatric Weight Loss

Program Overview

The Bariatric Weight Loss Center at Northeast Georgia Medical Center brings you a comprehensive program to support your weight loss goals. Our team specializes in weight loss services and will work with each patient to create a customized plan to best fit their lifestyle and health needs.

With a variety of surgical and nonsurgical weight loss options, we are here to help you achieve your goals. Begin your weight loss journey and become an overall healthier you at NGMC.

Why Choose the Bariatric Weight Loss Center of NGMC?

The Bariatric Weight Loss Center at Northeast Georgia Medical Center offers patients an unparalleled level of experience and expertise to deliver more successful outcomes in both surgical and non-surgical weight loss. We understand that each patient is unique in his or her weight loss needs. At NGMC, we will work closely with you to determine the best weight management plan, whether it is surgical or non-surgical.

Experienced providers

Established in the 1970s, the bariatrics weight loss program at NGMC has a long history of innovation and outstanding results in bariatric surgery and weight loss. Our surgeons have performed more than 9,000 bariatric surgical procedures combined. We performed the first robotic gastric bypass surgery in the state of Georgia here at NGMC Gainesville, and we still serve as a leader in innovative techniques and complex cases, with surgeons traveling from all over the country to learn from our surgeons here.

Wrap-around support and resources

Our program’s long-term support and aftercare resources for surgical and non-surgical patients are truly unique in the region and across the state. We offer our patients ongoing access to free yoga and weightlifting classes, an online community and support group for our post-operative patients, virtual cooking classes and access to our Bari Boutique, a clothing closet for our patients who are losing weight. We offer free nutritional sessions with a Registered Dietitian free to our patients after surgery and we have a therapist that helps to enhance our patient’s progress through cognitive behavioral therapy. Our aftercare program is the only one of its kind in the state.

Our Services

Medical Weight Loss

Our comprehensive program is one of the first to achieve the MBSAQIP obesity medicine accreditation, a national recognition and includes specialty-trained providers who are board certified in obesity medicine and can offer options for patients who are not ready for or do not qualify for bariatric surgery. Non-surgical weight loss options are tailored to your specific needs and monitored by a healthcare professional to ensure safe and effective results.

  • Nutritional Counseling
  • Low Calorie Weight Loss Plans
  • Anti-obesity medications
  • Genetic Testing
  • Adolescent Medicine

We offer an intragastric balloon to provide our patients who are not ready or eligible for weight loss surgery with an additional tool beyond diet and exercise to help them lose weight.

Surgical Weight Loss

Our surgical program has one of the most experienced and innovative teams in the region, all committed to ensuring an excellent outcome and the best results. Learn more about our surgical options:

Aftercare & Support

The Bariatric Weight Loss Center offers education, support and guidance for patients in our program. Our staff will help guide you through the process every step of the way.

To help support patients along their weight loss journey, we offer the following resources:

  • Support Groups
  • Private Social Media Community with thousands of patients engaged
  • Cooking Classes
  • Weight Lifting Classes
  • Yoga Classes
  • Bari Boutique
  • Individual & Family Counseling
  • Pet therapy
Program Accreditations
Optum

Our Team

The multidisciplinary team at NGMC includes board-certified surgeons, medical weight loss doctors, certified bariatric nurses, registered dietitians, an insurance specialist and a therapist dedicated to the program. Each team member recognizes that obesity is a complex disease and has a goal of maximizing weight loss outcomes and improving the overall health of our patients.

Begin Your Journey Today

There are three ways to get started:

1.

Watch our online Bariatrics 101 class to learn about the options offered at NGMC.

2.

Connect with us using our short online form.

3.

Call 770-219-0446 to speak with a member of our team.