Our Bariatric Team
From your initial health evaluation to the day you reach your weight loss
goal, we will be here for you. Our dedicated team at the Southern Regional
Bariatric Center has advanced expertise in weight loss management. Our
surgeons, care coordinator, and dietitian all play a special role in creating
our unique program.
Our devoted team has studied, trained and practiced at prestigious hospitals
and bariatric departments throughout the country and will help guide you
through the entire weight loss surgery process -- from completing insurance
forms before surgery to creating your personalized nutritional plan.
Our experts understand this is a life-changing decision and know how to
help you and your loved ones every step of the way.
Karleena R. Tuggle, MD
Medical Director, Bariatric Surgeon
11 Upper Riverdale Road, SW
Surgery Suites, The Women's Center (Ground Floor)
Riverdale, GA 30274
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Areas of Surgery
As a bariatric surgeon, Dr. Tuggle provides both surgical and medical assessment
for weight loss treatment. She focuses on providing quality care to patients
while educating them on maintaining a healthier lifestyle. Her areas of
Laparoscopic Gastric Bypass Surgery
Laparoscopic Gastric Sleeve
Laparoscopic Gastric Bands
Laparoscopic Revisional Surgery
Commitment to Excellence in Patient Care
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.