Patient Education

At The Center for Bariatrics and Healthy Weight, we want you to understand that weight loss surgery is not a quick fix – it’s a lifestyle change on the journey to becoming a healthier you.

Surgery is intended for someone who has a long history of obesity. Most often, this is an individual who has tried various alternatives to weight loss with limited or no success. The ideal surgical candidate is 100 pounds over an ideal body weight and has a body mass index (BMI) of greater than 40, or a BMI greater than 35 with co-morbid conditions related to obesity, such as type 2 diabetes. At Southern Regional, our team of experts can help you properly determine if bariatric surgery is the right option for you.

For further information or appointments, contact us at 770-991-8000.

Our team wants to be your partner on your journey to a healthier you. That’s why our Patient Education section offers a variety of resources at every stage along your weight loss path.

For helpful patient education materials see the links below:

Helpful, Healthy Patient Information

Your Connection to Healthy Weight Newsletter

The Center for Bariatrics and Healthy Weight offers a newsletter filled with helpful and healthy information. “Your Connection to Healthy Weight” offers helpful hints, news, events, and even recipes. To access our newsletters, recipes, and helpful hints, click here.

Surgery Benefits and Risks

Before any patient considers surgery, they need to fully understand the benefits and the risks involved. Our team at The Center for Bariatrics and Healthy Weight will work with you to explain the process and help you weigh the options, so you can select the right option for you. To review some of the basic benefits and risks, click here.

Healthy Recipes

Our Registered Dietitians pull healthy recipe ideas all year long. Check out something you might like to try: click here.