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Transform your life - for GOOD Lose weight and get fit.


improvement in obesity-related medical conditions. The


informational


program includes seminars,


surgery- Every year this is the number one


resolution for Americans. And every year, most don’t act on this resolution long enough to make a difference in their lives. Dieting and exercise alone aren’t the answer for everyone, and Gwinnett


Medical Center–Duluth


understands that. Their healthcare experts also understand the difficulties that come with keeping the weight off. The physicians and staff at GMC-Duluth’s Center for Surgical


SPECIAL Weight Management thoroughly


believe in the benefits of bariatric surgery. As a bariatrics leader among metro Atlanta hospitals, the comprehensive weight


management program at


GMC-Duluth can assist patients in achieving significant weight loss, long-term weight maintenance and


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specific educational sessions, nutritional counseling, psychological assessment, physical activity classes, surgical planning and long-term support and follow-up care.


What is bariatric surgery?


Bariatric surgery (or weight


management surgery) is a group of surgical procedures performed on people who are morbidly obese, to achieve weight loss and improve health and the overall quality of life of a patient. The surgeries typically


Am I a Candidate? A candidate


for weight loss


surgery must have a body mass index (BMI) of 40 or above or have a BMI of 35–39 with health-related problems that are known to improve with weight loss. “Morbid obesity is the second leading cause of preventable death in the United States and the number of Americans who are obese is increasing,” said Robert Richard, MD, medical director of GMC-Duluth’s


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reduce the capacity of the stomach by utilizing three different surgical methods.


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