Emory Bariatric Center at Johns Creek

Begin Your Journey

From beginning to end, the journey for a patient undergoing bariatric care is full of changes. It will require persistence and discipline, but at the end it is all worth it.

Having surgery to produce weight loss is a serious decision. Anyone thinking about having this surgery should know what it involves. Answers to the following questions may help you decide whether weight loss surgery is right for you.

  • Do you have a BMI that is greater than 40? or Do you have a BMI greater than 35 and a serious health problem linked to obesity? (such as type 2 diabetes, heart disease, or severe sleep apnea)
  • Are you well informed about the surgery and treatment effects?
  • Are you aware of the risks and benefits of surgery?
  • Are you ready to lose weight and improve your health?
  • Are you aware of how life may change after the surgery?
  • Are you committed to lifelong healthy eating and physical activity, medical follow-up, and the need to take extra vitamins and minerals?
  • Are you between the ages of 18 and 70?

If you are ready to begin your journey, the next step is to register and complete one of our seminars.

Step 1: Register and Complete a Seminar

For your convenience, we offer an online seminar. It contains valuable information about the bariatric surgery process. We suggest you set aside time to watch the entire seminar. Please take notes and write down any questions you would like to discuss at your first consultation. Prospective patients must complete the entire seminar before scheduling a consultation. After watching, call 404-778-7777 to schedule your consultation.

Step 2: Review Payment Options


Emory Bariatric Center works with most insurance companies, including Medicare and Medicaid. View the managed care sheet below and check with your insurance provider to see if bariatric coverage is available.


If insurance does not cover bariatric surgery, you may be surprised at how affordable it can be. Please see the self-pay pricing sheet below for the costs associated with surgery. Please note: self-pay pricing does not include surgeons' fees.

Step 3: Schedule Your Consultation

After completing the seminar, please call 404-778-7777.

Step 4: Prepare for Surgery

Weight loss surgery is like other major surgeries. The best preparation is to understand the risks and potential benefits and to closely follow your doctor’s instructions.

  • Understand the surgical process and what to expect afterwards
  • Talk to people who have had weight loss surgery or attend a support group to gain valuable insight
  • Journal your experience – record how you feel now, the obstacles you encounter, the things you hope to be able to do after surgery
  • Get a letter of support from your family, it helps to know you have people behind you
  • Attend our Pre-op Pearls Class, it's designed to provide “pearls” of wisdom for those nearing their surgery date

Directions, Maps & Parking

6325 Hospital Parkway
Johns Creek, GA 30097
Free parking

Valet Parking
Complimentary from 8:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.

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