Obesity is a growing problem across the United Sates, 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:
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:
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
Listen to an interview of Dr. Alex Nguyen, Rita Shingleton and Vicki Hope of the Bariatrics Program at Northeast Georgia Health System in Gainesville, GA. Listen below or click here. This recording was previously aired on Georgia Public Broadcasting affiliate WPPR.