Welcome to The Georgia Chapter of the American Society for Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery (ASMBS)

The Georgia Chapter continues to seek legislative relief for the lack of coverage for bariatric surgery in the State Health Benefit Plan. This is the primary focus of the GA Chapter’s advocacy and access to care efforts.

Access to care for Georgia patients will remain a top priority for the chapter, including the restoration of the insurance benefit covering bariatric surgery for Georgia’s state employees, retirees and teachers.


To promote the interchange of ideas, information and experience among bariatric surgeons, to promote improved perioperative and long-term care of patients and reduce patient risk, and to encourage and foster education and educational programs for the physicians, lay people and paramedical persons involved in the care of bariatric surgical patients.

Become a Fellow

ASMBS is accepting Fellow and International Fellow applications. Review the requirements for more information.

Upcoming Events


You must be an ASMBS member to join the ASMBS Georgia State Chapter. Chapter dues are collected by the national Society. When you pay your yearly ASMBS dues you will automatically be prompted to pay your yearly chapter dues.

Twitter – @GAASMBS

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Ban on Surprise Medical Bills May Pass After All https://t.co/8RgdwmOVlp
Obesity May Change the Teen Brain, MRI Study Shows https://t.co/55lrePQ2Js
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@IfsoSecretariat: Does #bariatricsurgery result in improvement in patient's disability?
Read this article for answers!
#soard #soard19 @ASMBS #Disability #ifsoglobal

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@SOARD_JOURNAL: We emphasize, the need for journal article authors to join #twitter and othe professional social media applications such as @LinkedIn and closed medical @Facebook groups to discuss and explain their research. Please contact @SOARD_JOURNAL and we will add you to our author list https://t.co/67UXS0zw05
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@ObesityAction: Weight stigma plays a role in everyday life, including work, school and healthcare settings. https://t.co/CsUjpp3gGI
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@ObesityAction: The quality of obesity care coverage you have now can impact your overall health in the future. https://t.co/Fz5ZHsg6p7
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@SOARD_JOURNAL: Bariatric surgery in patients with severe left ventricular dysfunction and left ventricular assist devices?

This paper shows BS is a safe and effective method of weight loss as a gateway to heart transplantation #soard #soard19 #bariatricsurgery https://t.co/22oZB3qNuy https://t.co/LjguvEjV0L
Obese teens' quality of life improves after weight loss surgery https://t.co/g4RRc54Zte

Contact Us

Georgia Chapter, American Society for Metabolic & Bariatric Surgery (ASMBS)
1740 Hudson Bridge Road, Suite 1224
Stockbridge, GA 30281