Minimally Invasive Surgery for Obesity

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Weight Loss Surgery - when diet & exercise aren't enough.

  • Most Experienced Program in the Midsouth.
  • Affordable Self-pay Costs and Most Insurance Policies Accepted.
  • Attend a Free Informational Seminar to Start the Process.
  • Director of the Centers of Excellence at Both Baptist Memphis and Methodist Germantown

Obesity and Bariatric Surgery

Obesity is a chronic disease, meaning that its symptoms build slowly over an extended period of time. An estimated 5-10 million Americans are considered morbidly obese. Obesity becomes “morbid” when it reaches the point of significantly increasing the risk of one or more obesity-related health conditions or serious diseases (also known as co-morbidities) that can result either in significant physical disability or even death.

There are many reasons a person can become obese. The exact causes may be difficult to pinpoint. Many factors can contribute, including genetic, environmental, metabolic disorders, and of course lifestyle habits. The important thing is: how you got here doesn’t really matter – it’s what you do next that’s important.

NEW! Introducing our new Medically Assisted Weight Loss Program with Semaglutide and Tirzepatide injections, now available at our Memphis office. Designed to initiate or enhance weight loss, our physician-supervised program ensures a safe and effective path to meet your objectives. Experience a proven solution to reach your weight loss goals.

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Sleeve Gastrectomy

It’s no secret that obesity is a serious problem in our society, with many individuals struggling to lose excess weight and lead a healthier life. The sleeve gastrectomy is a surgery only on the stomach and does not involve any surgery on the intestine. Read More About Sleeve Gastrectomy

Obesity affects your life and lifestyle.

At times, it may seem that everyone has an opinion about your weight. You probably already know, however, obesity isn’t good for you. And you know better than anyone how excessive weight affects your life – how you look, how you feel, and the things you can or can’t do. What you might not realize is that obesity can also affect how long you live. Obesity increases your risk of developing diabetes, heart disease, cancer and other life-threatening medical conditions. Studies show significant weight loss may improve, or even resolve, these conditions.

When diet and exercise aren’t enough – Surgery is an option.

You’ve probably tried to lose weight before but gained it all back – only to try again. You should know that you are not alone. Studies have shown that while people on traditional diet and exercise programs can lose weight, most gain it all back within months. Surgery is a safe and effective alternative for those that have been unable to lose weight with more conservative measures. If you have been losing the battle with obesity, it may be time to consider bariatric surgery. To help you make a decision, talk to a qualified bariatric physician and surgeon.

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Fully Accredited Metabolic and Bariatric Center of Excellence

Midsouth Bariatrics has earned the distinction of being designated a Diamond-Level Metabolic and Bariatric Center of Excellence by the respected MBSAQIP, as well as a Surgical Quality Partner by the American College of Surgeons. The accreditation of this weight-loss surgery program is a testament to the high-quality care they provide and their commitment to patient safety and successful outcomes. Dr. Woodman and his dedicated staff are devoted to providing their patients with excellent care and helping them achieve their weight-loss goals.

Dr. George Woodman

Center of Distinction for Bariatric Surgery

Dr. Woodman is an SRC-accredited Master Surgeon in Metabolic & Bariatric Surgery

SRC is a nonprofit, patient safety organization that develops and administers best-in-class accreditation programs for medical professionals

Dr. George Woodman

SRC-accredited Master Surgeon in Metabolic & Bariatric Surgery

SRC is a nonprofit, patient safety organization that develops and administers best-in-class accreditation programs for medical professionals