At the Videoscopic Institute of Atlanta, P.C., Bariatric Surgery (Weight Loss Surgery) we offer surgical options for patients 100 pounds or more overweight, or whose body mass index (BMI) is 40 or above, due to the greatly increased risk of health problems associated with severe obesity. Surgery may also be indicated for patients with a BMI of 35-39 with an established associated health problem. Obesity surgery is an alternative to medical management which may include diets, drug therapy, behavior modification or exercise programs. Outcome depends on the patient's cooperation and determination in following instructions and assuring success of the procedure.We perform the following Laparoscopic Bariatric Weight Loss Surgeries:
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Why Should Patients Want a "Center of Excellence" For Their Surgery?
My practice is totally committed to Laparoscopic Bariatric Weight Loss Surgery and assisting you with the challenge of dealing with the lifelong and significant changes which occur with surgical weight loss. These revolutionary techniques have the potential to greatly reduce the pain and prolonged recovery required with traditional operations. I began performing Laparoscopic Weight Loss surgery in 1995 and have completed over 2800 Bariatric procedures since that time. Please review our web site and I will be happy to meet with you to discuss the surgical option which best meets your needs and expectations whether it be the Roux Gastric Bypass, Laparoscopic Adjustable Gastric Band (LapBand© or Realize Band©), Sleeve Gastrectomy or a Revision from a previous failed weight loss surgery. This web site outlines that commitment. Read More About Laparoscopic Bariatric Procedures
Doctor Champion employs a team of caring professionals who address your needs in a warm and supportive atmosphere. We’re here to assist you in this process by sharing our experience in A Certified Bariatric Center of Excellence to ensure the quality of your care. Depending on your insurance, it may be necessary to first examine you in the office before your insurance company will consider a request for Weight Loss Surgery. To obtain a list of references, please request our "Bariatric information Package" or come to the Online Chats! Videoscopic Institute of Atlanta has the most thorough Bariatric Weight Loss Surgery patient care center in the state of Georgia, and the entire USA.
Pregnancy after Weight Loss Surgery Infertility is a common problem in morbidly obese patients due to the fat cells destroying the female hormone, estrogen. Infertility can also be an indication for weight loss surgery in couples who wish to have children. However, patients who have had a gastric bypass for weight loss should not become [...]
ATLANTA BARIATRIC SUPPORT GROUP J K CHAMPION MD POST-OP NUTRITIONAL SUPPLEMENTS AND MONITORING Problems with nutrition or malnutrition can develop after surgery for morbid obesity. The absorption or intake of vitamins, minerals, and nutrients may be reduced enough to adversely effect your health. These problems can usually be corrected with supplements if detected early. This [...]
FILLING THE VOID: Dealing with Emotional Hunger Atlanta Bariatric Support Group J. K. Champion MD FACS and Susan Champion Hunger and eating often have nothing to do with food in patients who have the metabolic disorder called “morbid obesity”. Recognition of the lack of association between “head hunger” and a physical need for nutrition is [...]