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.

Upcoming Events

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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

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@SAGES_Updates: Notes from the Battlefield - April 6, 2020: Summary includes information about PPE, SOP for screening patients, "cytokine storm", COVID-19 in the GI Tract, and an update from Italy.

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@ASMBS: Last chance! Register now for tonight's #COVID19 #webinar to guarantee your spot ➡️ https://t.co/ttx30SCGeY Live tweet along with us during the webinar! #ASMBSCOVID @MattHutterMD @shanu_kothari @TeresaLamasters @DrEricDeMaria @jdscottmd https://t.co/xyWBgW3nFE
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@ASMBSIH: 📣 @ASMBSIH members! Mark your 🗓 and register for this #webinar on Tuesday👇to talk with @ASMBS leaders about #COVID19 #CoronavirusPandemic and #bariatricsurgery programs —> https://t.co/npIgRPbVcZ @shanu_kothari @TeresaLamasters @DrEricDeMaria @jdscottmd https://t.co/nlClZLhWLY
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@ASMBS: Join panelists from the Executive Council and ASMBS leadership for our upcoming webinar - #COVID-19: Updates from ASMBS.

Register Today! https://t.co/ttx30Sl5nq https://t.co/MWOwF0tMpN
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@DanielAlboMDPhD: Very important concept to consider as we make Health System decisions around the apex of the COVID-19 pandemic. This battle has just began, but working together, we will prevail. @MCG_Surgery @AUG_Health @GaSACS @AcademicSurgery @me4_so https://t.co/1fI3BUQ4kn
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@ObesityAction: Post-op life can be especially hard right now due to the impact of Covid-19. The OAC recognizes that this may pose challenges to the health routines you’ve worked to establish after surgery, including taking supplements. https://t.co/9seFMvVziw
Hospitals redeploy specialists to COVID-19 front lines https://t.co/1B1OS1iJVY
Early data show average age of Georgia deaths from virus much lower than global figure | Georgia Health News https://t.co/EdB5veQMSw
2,366 coronavirus cases confirmed in Georgia; death toll rises to 69 https://t.co/F6eEuUDTcC

Contact Us

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