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What to know about Weight-Loss Surgery

Peachtree Surgical & Bariatrics

Bariatric & General Surgery & GERD/Reflux Specialists located in Buckhead, Atlanta, GA

Weight-loss surgery can help you finally lose weight for good — but, because it’s a surgical procedure, you need world-class specialists to make sure you get the results you deserve. At Peachtree Surgical & Bariatrics, the expert team of specialists, led by Titus Duncan, MD, are the most experienced weight-loss surgeons in Georgia. They use the latest minimally invasive procedures to perform outpatient weight-loss surgery at their ambulatory surgery facility in the Buckhead area in Atlanta, Georgia. Learn more by calling the office or clicking the provided link now.

Weight-Loss Surgery Q&A

Do I qualify for weight-loss surgery?

Weight-loss surgery can be a life-changing procedure, but it's not the right choice for every person. Some general qualifications include:

Body mass index (BMI)

You can qualify for weight-loss surgery if you have a BMI over 40, or if you have a BMI over 35 and suffer from obesity-related diseases like diabetes and hypertension.


You must be 18 or older to undergo weight-loss surgery.

General health

Many weight-loss surgery candidates have Type 2 diabetes, hypertension, or other diabetes-related conditions. But, you can't have weight-loss surgery if you have a condition — for example, liver cirrhosis — that could potentially cause severe health problems during or after surgery. 


Commitment is a major qualifying factor for weight-loss surgery. You must be ready to acknowledge that past attempts simply didn't work, and feel ready to make a healthy long-term lifestyle change.

If you don’t meet the BMI qualification, there are other choices. For example, nonsurgical endoscopic sleeve gastroplasty could be right for you if you have a body mass index (BMI) of 30 or greater.

Is weight-loss surgery safe?

Today's advanced weight-loss surgery procedures are so safe and reliable that Peachtree Surgical & Bariatrics performs them on an outpatient basis. While no surgery is without risk, it's important to weigh the risks of bariatric surgery with the enormous benefits of attaining a healthy weight. 

At Peachtree Surgical & Bariatrics, the most experienced weight-loss surgeons in Georgia perform your procedure, and they use the most technologically advanced methods. This gives you the very highest level of safety and superior results.

What is the first step toward weight-loss surgery?

Your first step is attending a seminar about weight-loss surgery. Seminars are available online and are free. You’ll learn about gastric sleeve, lap band surgery, gastric bypass, and other weight-loss options during the seminar.

After the seminar, a consultation is the next step. This consultation is a good chance to meet the Peachtree Surgical & Bariatrics professionals and then work with them hand-in-hand to determine the best way to achieve your weight-loss goals. 

During your consultation, you'll connect with your patient advocate, the contact person who helps you take the next steps in the weight-loss journey.

Ready to book your appointment? Call Peachtree Surgical & Bariatrics or click the online scheduling tool now.

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