Peachtree Surgical & Bariatrics recently announced plans to expand to the north side of Atlanta by opening a new office on Peachtree-Dunwoody Road. Peachtree Surgical & Bariatrics have performed over 6,000 bariatric procedures and their goal of true “behavior modification through weight loss surgery” has been crucial in their overall success. It is vital to an individual to have continuous support and long-term frequent follow-up to accomplish long-term success.
Weight regain is always a concern unless the patient is committed to their overall health and long-term follow-up. It has been shown that patients who follow-up more frequently with support staff, such as the dietician, psychologist and exercise physiologist, are much more likely to lose the weight, improve their health and keep the weight off for the long term.
Seeing a patient back on once every 3 – 6 months leaves too much “wiggle room” for a patient to stray back to old habits according to Dr. Titus D. Duncan, CEO of Peachtree Surgical. “It has been our experience that patients who follow-up with a “Bariatric Aftercare Center” at least on a monthly basis are much more successful in the long term.
“This is why we’ve expanded and opened a new office on the north side of town, so that patients can receive long-term care in their own back yard, making it easier for more frequent follow-ups.” You can’t just operate on an individual, give them an instruction manual and say, “now just follow this and go lose the weight.” Patients need regular long-term support and education on how to use their new behavior modification tool.
Dr. Duncan’s favorite quote is “just show up. JUST SHOW UP! And we will help you achieve that life-long dream of ultimate health and weight loss.”
The new office is located at 6160 Peachtree Dunwoody Road, Suite A-100. Office hours are from 9 – 5 p.m. You may contact this office at 404-881-8020 for an appointment or click here to sign up for an information seminar.
Information seminars about weight loss surgery will be held every other Thursday evening at 6:30 p.m.
We look forward to seeing you for your successful weight loss journey!!