For people suffering from morbid obesity, and facing the life-threatening side effects that can come with it, losing weight can be a matter of life and death. But for many, it can seem like there is no solution in sight — no diet plan, no exercise regimen, no "magic" pill that can help get the weight off and keep it off.
Piedmont's Bariatric Services — available in Atlanta and Fayetteville, Georgia — can offer an effective, proven and tested surgical solution for weight loss for obese patients. Bariatric surgery is the general term for several types of weight loss surgeries that involve reducing the size of the stomach or re-routing the small intestines to decrease the stomach’s ability to take in food. No matter the procedure, the net effects are similar - the amount of calories the body can absorb is limited and patients can drop the weight that is threatening their health.
But a surgical weight loss solution means more than just a trip to the operating room. Piedmont's bariatric surgery program takes a personalized, comprehensive, team approach to every bariatric case. Led by fellowship-trained and board-certified bariatric surgeons, our team of physicians, nurses, nutritionists, fitness, and sleep experts will help you address all aspects of weight loss before and after surgery.
Bariatric classes are offered at Piedmont Atlanta Hospital every 1st and 3rd Wednesday each month and 3rd Saturday each month. Piedmont Fayette Hospital offers classes every 1st and 3rd Saturday along with the 3rd Saturday each month.