Weight Loss Treatments & Services

Weight Loss Treatments & Services

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 proven weight loss methods.

Surgical Weight Loss Options

Gastric Bypass

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.

Sleeve Gastrectomy

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.

Post Surgery Body Contouring

After major weight loss, skin often becomes baggy and thin around the stomach, legs, arms, breasts, and neck. Emory board-certified surgeons are skilled at removing and tightening skin through a variety of procedures (see below). Because these procedures are considered cosmetic, insurance companies rarely cover body contouring. In instances when the procedure is a well-documented medical necessity, insurers may make exceptions.

More Information

For more information, please contact our HealthConnection registered nurses at 404-778-7777 or select a link below.