Karleena R. Tuggle, MD, Bariatric Surgeon, has joined the Southern Regional
Physician Management Group, LLC, in Riverdale, GA. Board-certified by
the American Board of Surgery, Dr. Tuggle will serve as the Medical Director
of Bariatric Surgery for Southern Regional Medical Center in addition
to providing surgical and medical assessment for weight loss treatment
in her practice.
Dr. Tuggle received her medical degree and completed her General Surgery
Residency and Internship from Howard University College of Medicine in
Washington, DC. She completed her Fellowship in Minimally Invasive and
Bariatric Surgery under Morehouse School of Medicine in Atlanta, GA. In
addition, Dr. Tuggle is an active Officer in the US Army Reserve and is
a veteran of military war missions in Afghanistan and Kuwait.
As a bariatric surgeon, she focuses on providing quality care to patients
while educating them on maintaining a healthier lifestyle. Her areas of
expertise include: Laparoscopic Gastric Bypass Surgery; Laparoscopic Gastric
Sleeve; Laparoscopic Gastric Bands; Laparoscopic Revisional Surgery; and
Endoscopy. She will begin holding Weight Loss Information Seminars in May.
Dr. Tuggle strives to develop long-term partnering relationships built
on trust and mutual respect. Her bariatric program’s goal is to
give patients the tools they need to be their healthiest and happiest
selves. She prides herself on providing top quality patient care, compassion,
and a commitment to excellence – all of which is accomplished with
close collaboration between our staff, our patients, and their families.
Dr. Karleena Tuggle’s office is located at 11 Upper Riverdale Road,
SW, in the Surgery Suites located on the ground floor of Southern Regional
Medical Center’s Women’s Center, Riverdale, GA. Appointments
can be made by calling 770-897-SLIM (7546).