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Obesity is a growing problem across the United States, and Georgia is no exception.
According to the
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.
, a surgeon with Alex Nguyen, MD 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