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Surgical Weight Loss Procedures

Dr. Nguyen discusses Metabolic vs. Bariatric Surgery

Changing Lives

Northeast Georgia Physicians Group's Bariatric & Metabolic Institute is dedicated to helping patients lose weight safely and over the long-term. We take a multi-disciplinary approach to weight loss surgery that focuses on pre-operative education and evaluation, expert surgical care and post-operative coordinators and nurses who offer ongoing support. We specialize in minimally invasive and robotic surgeries to reduce recovery times and pain. 

bariatric weight loss seminar

Find out more by attending one of our FREE Surgical Weight Loss Seminars hosted by Dr. Nguyen and Dr. Gill.

At these sessions you will learn more about morbid obesity's impact on overall individual health and contemporary surgical treatment options available at NGPG Surgical Associates.  The sessions are designed for:

  • Potential patients
  • Supporting family members
  • Accompanying friends

robotic bypass surgeryBariatric Surgical Weight Loss Procedures

How Bariatric Surgery Works

Various bariatric procedures will use either one or both of the following methods to help people lose weight.

Restriction- Using this method, a small stomach pouch is created. After surgery, when people eat, the stomach holds less food before digestion occurs, therefore, they feel full quicker and stop eating sooner. They will also feel less hungry the longer this pouch stays distended. Generally, people will eat less because of the pouch, take in less calories to be absorbed and ultimately lose weight.

Malabsorption- Using this method, the small bowel is bypassed delaying the mixing of the digestive juices and food. When they finally mix, the length of small bowel effectively absorbing calories is shorter, therefore, less calories are absorbed and people lose the weight.

All bariatric procedures have a degree of restriction, but only the gastric bypass and biliopancreatic duodenal switch utilize malabsorption.

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The first step in your weight loss surgery consultation is to watch one of our online educational seminars or to register to attend a seminar in-person. Sign-up for our online seminar today or call us with any questions at 770-219-9200.

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