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Bariatric Surgery Program
Atlanta - (404) 845-5457
Forsyth / Cherokee - (770) 292-4726

Bariatric Center

For people who have been obese for years, the decision to undergo weight loss surgery, or bariatric surgery, is life changing. Weight loss surgery is designed to treat morbid obesity by surgically changing the amount of food a person can consume and needs in order to feel satisfied. It is only performed on people who are significantly overweight and for whom diet and exercise have failed, but it is a life-changing decision that has the potential to resolve or improve serious obesity-related medical conditions and enhance quality of life.

Accredited by the Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery Accreditation and Quality Improvement Program, Northside Hospital has celebrated more than 30 years of bariatric excellence with the commitment to helping people battle obesity and take control of their lives.

Recent News 

Healthy Choices for the Holidays: Tips for Post-Op Bariatric Patients and Waistline Watchers
Northside registered dietitian Brooke Sillay shares healthy tips to keep your calories in check during the holidays.

Northside Hospital-Forsyth Receives National Bariatric Surgery Recognition

When it comes to choosing where to have your surgery, there is a lot to consider. Choosing to have your surgery at a Northside gives you access to a comprehensive array of weight loss services including state-of-the-art surgery – in Atlanta, Cherokee and Forsyth. We were the first in Georgia to perform single-incision weight loss surgery, resulting in fewer scars for the patient. More recently, we performed our first robotic gastric bypass. A dedicated nursing unit offers specially trained nurses for caring for weight loss surgery patients. Pre-surgery informational seminars and aftercare support groups also are available.

An interdisciplinary team of weight loss experts including board-certified surgeons, nurses, dietitians and other health care professionals work to provide the best possible and highly personalized care for all patients. Bariatric program specialists guide each patient through the process from their one-on-one pre-op teaching in pre-testing through the operation and recovery.

With an expert staff and a foundation built on state-of-the-art technology, Northside's pioneering bariatric program is poised to lead the charge against obesity for many more years to come.

Are you a candidate?

Types of weight loss surgery

Support Groups

We offer several support groups to help you stay on track.  Visit our Events Calendar for more information.

Hear from our patients

Are you ready for weight loss surgery? Donna Pitman's family has lost just over 550 pounds; Following each other, one after another, into the operating room for weight loss surgery at Northside. Watch their story here.


Northside Hospital - Atlanta

1000 Johnson Ferry Road NE
Atlanta, GA 30342
(404) 851-8000

Northside Hospital - Cherokee

201 Hospital Road
Canton, GA 30114
(770) 720-5100

Northside Hospital - Forsyth

1200 Northside Forsyth Drive
Cumming, GA 30041
(770) 844-3200

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