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Karleena Tuggle, MD, Bariatric Surgeon, Joins Southern Regional Physician Management Group

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Karleena Tuggle, MD, Bariatric Surgeon, Joins Southern Regional Physician Management Group

Karleena TuggleKarleena 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).