Bariatric Surgery at the CoMprehensive
Weight Loss Center

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Welcome to the Emory Decatur Hospital Comprehensive Weight Loss Center. By visiting, you’ve taken the first step in your journey to successful weight loss. While you’re here, find out about our bariatric surgeons and other useful information to help you make one of the most important decisions of your life.

Our Comprehensive Weight Loss Center, with fellowship-trained and board-certified bariatric surgeons, offers surgery and lifestyle modification for individuals 100 pounds or more overweight. We also offer nonsurgical solutions such as nutrition counseling to aid in disease management, prevention, and overall health improvement. Our Comprehensive Weight Loss Center bariatric surgeons specialize in Roux-en-Y Gastric Bypass, Loop DS and Lap Band procedures. The Comprehensive Weight Loss Center, located on Emory Decatur Hospital’s campus, offers free group consultations and specially designed furniture and medical equipment.

And with the addition of DeKalb Medical to the Emory Healthcare family, we now have three locations that offer a full range of surgical and non-surgical options, personalized nutritional counseling and support groups as well as providing you with all the tools and resources you need to be successful.

Use the links below to learn more about the bariatric treatments and services offered at each location.

Emory University Hospital Midtown         |         Emory Johns Creek Hospital         |         Emory Decatur Hospital

Comprehensive Weight Loss RESOURCES

3-Day Food Diary

Pre-Surgery Video

Step-By-Step Process

Costs of Bariatric Surgery

After-Surgery Support

Post-Op Nutrition Requirements

types of surgical weight loss

Lap Band Surgery

Restrictive operations, like laparoscopic adjustable gastric banding surgery, are used only to restrict and decrease the amount of food you eat by reducing the size of your stomach. They do not interfere with your normal digestive process.

Gastric Bypass

The lap Roux-en-Y gastric bypass operation is one of the most common gastric bypass surgeries. Lap Roux-en-Y gastric bypass is both a restrictive and a malabsorptive procedure. It alters digestion by limiting the amount and types of foods that you can eat.

Sleeve Gastrectomy

The laparoscopic sleeve gastrectomy weight loss procedure limits the amount of food you can eat at any given time and helps you feel full sooner. The majority of weight loss sleeve gastrectomies performed today use a laparoscopic technique, which is considered minimally invasive.

Loop DS

Laparoscopic Sleeve Gastrectomy with Single Anastamosis LoopDuodenal Bypass (or Loop DS) is very similar to the duodenal switch (this refers to where most of the stretchable stomach is permanently removed and significantly shrinks the stomach capacity, but the basic stomach structure remains the same so calorie absorption decreases).


Eric Cox

Featured Surgical Weight Loss Patient Story

Eric Cox

Eric Cox weighed as much as 440 pounds before having Sleeve Gastrectomy surgery in November 2016. For years, Eric endured lower back and ankle pain, he felt depressed and uncomfortable in his clothes and it was hard for him to find the style of clothes that he liked to wear. He also felt the pain and frustration of continuously losing then gaining his weight back.

When Eric was finally tired of the see-saw weight loss and gain, he searched for a more permanent solution. After doing research on the various types of weight loss surgery and after thoroughly discussing his options with Dr. Steinberg of DeKalb Medical Physicians Group, Surgical Associates, he decided to move forward with Sleeve surgery.

Within the first two weeks after surgery, Eric lost 25 pounds. Now, with the jump start that he needed, he was motivated and determined to stick with a lifestyle that would keep his weight under control.


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