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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.

Advocacy in Action
Obesity Care Awareness Day in GA
February 4, 2020.

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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

Amid Surge, Hospitals Hesitate To Cancel Nonemergency Surgeries | Kaiser Health News
U.S. to advise health care workers to reuse PPE, says Pence | PBS NewsHour
Protective gear for medical workers begins to run low again
GAASMBS Retweeted
@SMJohnsonMD: Excellent partnership for health equity!
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@reneehilton30: The medical students are back!!! I had 3 all morning and have never enjoyed the entourage more...I think they are actually trying to ditch me at this point #medtwitter #MedSchool #SurgEd #excitedattending
Return to Elective Surgery: A Road Map - General Surgery News
Social Distancing Guidelines Won't Be Extended: Trump | Time
Health Care Workers Fighting Pandemic Worry For Their Own Mental Health : Shots - Health News : NPR
GAASMBS Retweeted
@PSchauerMD: High prevalence of obesity in severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus‐2 (SARS‐CoV‐2) requiring IMV. Important for patients suffering from obesity. ⁦@PBRCNews⁩ ⁦@ASMBS⁩ ⁦@NeilFlochMD⁩ ⁦@WorldObesity⁩
GAASMBS Retweeted
@JaimePonceMD: 1/3 Obesity May Increase Mechanical Ventilation Risk in #COVID19. Patients with BMI >35 had 7-fold greater risk for invasive mechanical ventilation than patients with BMI < 25 @ASMBS @IfsoSecretariat @ObesitySociety

Contact Us

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