Conditions & Treatments
It's Time for a Change
Obesity is common, serious and costly. It can lead to heart disease, stroke, type 2 diabetes and certain types of cancer, some of the leading causes of preventable death.
In addition to affecting you physically and emotionally, obesity can take a toll on your self-esteem and your relationships or ability to build relationships with others. At Emory Healthcare we help patients compassionately and professionally through surgical and non-surgical (Midtown location only) proven weight loss methods.
When you're ready, we have two convenient locations to help you achieve optimal health.
Gastric bypass surgery is a surgical weight loss option that restricts food consumption and permanently alters the digestive process. The gastric bypass procedure is only recommended when all other programs of dieting, exercise, and medicine have failed.
Laparoscopic gastric banding, or the "lap band" procedure, involves the placement of an adjustable gastric band around the top part of the stomach, which divides it into two parts: a small upper pouch and a lower stomach. The size of the gastric lap band is adjusted using a port placed under your skin. Adjusting the lap band changes how much you can eat and how quickly food leaves the new pouch so patients feel full sooner and longer than usual.
The sleeve limits food intake by reducing the size of the stomach. A stapling device is used to divide the stomach vertically, leaving behind a thin vertical sleeve of stomach. The excised portion of the stomach is removed.
Your Weigh is a 16 week program that includes support from our physicians, dietitians, and psychologists. With Your Weigh, you can choose from three different meal plans. Your Weigh allows you to select the program that meets your weight management goals now and can be adjusted as your needs change over time. Your Weigh participants will be supported during weekly office visits and lifestyle education classes.
Path 2 Health
Path 2 Health is a 6-month program that will provide you the tools needed to hone in on your ideal body weight and optimize your health. You will gain knowledge and support from our expert team of doctors, nurses, and dietitians, as well as from fellow participants. Path 2 Health participants will be supported during monthly in person visits, as well as virtually between visits, e.g. via webinars, emails, texts, and phone calls.
Weight Loss Seminar
This is a fully customized, non-surgical, physician-supervised weight management program.
Learn more about our bariatric treatments and services
Find a Specialist
Specialists that are concerned with Weight Loss Treatments include Plastic Surgeons, and Surgeons .