Emory Saint Joseph's Hospital

Bariatric Center

Welcome to our MBSAQIP-accredited Bariatric Center, where compassionate care meets excellence in weight loss surgery. As a proud member of the Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery Accreditation and Quality Improvement Program (MBSAQIP), our center is committed to setting the highest standards in safety, surgical care, and comprehensive support for our patients.

At our center, we understand that weight loss is a deeply personal journey, and we are committed to supporting you every step of the way. Our team of board-certified and fellowship-trained bariatric surgeons, award-winning nurses, dietitians, and support staff collaborate seamlessly to ensure that each patient receives individualized, evidence-based care tailored to their personal needs.

Why We’re Different:

  1. World-Class Expertise: Our center is home to a team of accomplished MBSAQIP-accredited and fellowship-trained bariatric surgeons who bring a wealth of experience and expertise to the field of weight loss surgery. Our highly trained surgeons are experienced in surgical methods approved for the treatment of obesity. They receive continuing education in the field of bariatric surgery. Their commitment to continued education, innovation, and advancing the field ensures that our patients receive the most up-to-date and effective treatments available.

  2. Excellence in Nursing Care: Emory Saint Joseph’s Hospital is the first community hospital and one of only three hospitals in the world to achieve its sixth consecutive Magnet designation from the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s (ANCC) Magnet Recognition Program.

  3. Personalized Care Plans: We understand that each patient's weight loss journey is unique. Our dedicated team of healthcare professionals collaborates to create personalized care plans tailored to individual needs, ensuring the best possible outcomes for our patients.

  4. Comprehensive Preoperative Assessment: Our commitment to patient safety is unwavering, and we take every precaution to minimize risks and optimize outcomes. Before undergoing surgery, in partnership with Emory Bariatric Center at Midtown, our patients undergo a thorough preoperative assessment, incorporating the latest diagnostic tools and techniques. This ensures a comprehensive understanding of each patient's health status, allowing us to tailor surgical approaches for optimal safety and success.

  5. Multidisciplinary Approach: True to Emory's commitment to holistic healthcare, our Bariatric Center in partnership with the Emory Bariatric Center at Midtown, adopts a multidisciplinary approach. Our team includes experts in nutrition, psychology, and various medical specialties, working collaboratively to address the physical, emotional, and psychological aspects of weight management.

  6. Cutting-Edge Facilities: Our state-of-the-art facilities are equipped with the latest technology and infrastructure to support advanced surgical procedures and patient care. We prioritize patient comfort, safety, and the integration of innovative tools to enhance the overall experience. Our surgeons are fellowship-trained in Minimally Invasive Surgery and provide the latest in laparoscopic and robotic techniques for weight-loss surgery.

  7. Postoperative Support and Follow-Up: The journey to sustained weight loss doesn’t end in the operating room. Our center, in partnership with the Emory Bariatric Center at Midtown, provides robust postoperative support, including regular follow-ups, nutritional guidance, and access to support groups, which we believe fosters a continuity of care that extends well beyond the immediate recovery period.

  8. Academic Excellence: As part of Emory University, our Bariatric Center is deeply rooted in academic excellence. Our surgeons are not only leaders in clinical practice but also contribute to the advancement of knowledge in the field through research, education, and training of the next generation of healthcare professionals.

  9. Center of Excellence Designation by Medical Insurance Plans: The Emory Saint Joseph’s Bariatric Center is designated as a Center of Excellence by most health insurers. This designation is required by insured members of these plans seeing coverage for bariatric surgery.

Choosing Emory Saint Joseph’s Bariatric Center means choosing a world-class institution that combines academic excellence with high-quality care. We would love to join you on your journey towards a healthier, happier life—a journey guided by expertise, innovation, and a commitment to your well-being.