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Center for Bariatrics & Healthy Weight

Accredited by the Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery Accreditation and Quality Improvement Program®

At Southern Regional's Center for Bariatrics & Healthy Weight, it's not just about the weight you lose, it's about the life you gain. Our program is accredited from the Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery Accreditation and Quality Improvement Program® and offers comprehensive weight loss options for patients who are seeking improved health, lifestyle, and higher self-esteem. We specialize in helping patients with every step of the weight loss process.

Our Center offers a number of weight loss options to ensure that every patient’s individualized needs are being met. Each option is based on personal factors, such as: your overall health, Body Mass Index – which is a calculation of your height and weight – and other health or medical conditions.

The Center is located on the Terrace Level of the hospital's Women's Center - just behind the front of the hospital. Turn onto Medical Way and the entrance is around the first bend on the right. Parking is free.

Are You A Candidate for Weight Loss Surgery?

Only you and your doctor can decide whether bariatric surgery is right for you. This is a life-changing decision requiring serious consideration and a thorough medical evaluation.

While looking attractive can be important to emotional health, carrying around extra weight can have detrimental impacts to physical health as well. Obesity has hidden costs too, including the extra costs of healthcare associated with obesity-related diseases. And there are societal implications. Looking healthy can have positive impacts on a persons’ social and professional success.

If you are thinking about weight loss surgery, here are some basic guidelines to help determine whether surgery is an option for you. It is important to know your BMI (body mass index). In fact, to be considered for weight loss surgery:

  • You must have a BMI of 35 or greater.
  • If your BMI is between 35 and 40, you must also have one to two co-morbid conditions, such as diabetes and hypertension (high blood pressure).
  • If your BMI is greater than 40, you do not need to have any co-morbid conditions.

The above are general guidelines. Please also call 770-897-7546 to learn more about how The Center for Healthy Weight can accommodate your specific needs.

Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery Accreditation and Quality Improvement Program®

The MBSAQIP Standards, Optimal Resources for Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery, ensure that metabolic and bariatric patients receive multidisciplinary medical care, which improves patient outcomes and long-term success. MBSAQIP-Accredited centers offer preoperative and postoperative care designed specifically for patients with obesity. To earn MBSAQIP Accreditation, our Center for Bariatrics and Healthy Weight met essential criteria for staffing, training, facility infrastructure and patient care pathways, ensuring its ability to support patients with obesity. The center also participates in a national data registry that yields semiannual reports on the quality of its surgical outcomes and identifying opportunities for quality improvement. The MBSAQIP Standards, Optimal Resources for Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery, arepublished by the ACS and the ASMBS.

MDsave/Care Credit Finance Options

Southern Regional Medical Center has partnered with MDsave as we strive to make healthcare accessible to everyone and empower our patients to make informed decisions about their care. Through the MDsave program, Care Credit offers finance options to assist you with high deductible, out-of-pocket healthcare expenses. How it Works: You apply for Care Credit and when approved, they will set up your payment plan options and provide a voucher as proof of purchase.

Explore this option for Gastric Sleeve and Gastric Bypass Roux-En-Y.

You can explore all services offered by Southern Regional at mdsave.com/southern-regional-medical-center.