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Georgia Department of Community Health
28% of adults, about 1.9 million, are obese.
Obesity can increase the risks for other chronic conditions including:
Type 2 Diabetes
High Blood Pressure
Severe fatigue after moderate activity
For many, obesity is a major contributing factor to these and other health problems and, in many cases, significant weight loss will correct these health problems and eliminate the need for medications.
Alex Nguyen, MD
, a surgeon with
NGPG Surgical Associates
, is the only fellowship trained bariatric surgeon in Hall County and the first surgeon to perform
robotic gastric bypass surgery
in Georgia. He focuses on improving each patient's overall health through weight loss surgery including:
Laparoscopic Adjustable Gastric Band
Laparoscopic Sleeve Gastrectomy
Robotic Assist Laparascopic Gastric Bypass
Dr. Nguyen performs all his weight loss surgeries at
Northeast Georgia Medical Center
, in Gainesville, Ga.
"I tell my patients I want them to be healthier, live longer and be happy."
-Dr. Alex Nguyen
Obesity is a growing problem across the United Sates, and Georgia is no exception. According to the