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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@reneehilton30: Dr. Christian Lemmon offers great advice and insight on the mental and physical changes after #bariatricsurgery https://t.co/Vn7M0DxC0L
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@NewTriHealth: #Obesity isn't just a condition, it's a disease. And weight loss surgery is one of the most effective ways to treat this disease and take back your #health. @asmbs @reneehilton30 @ObesityAction @ConscienHealth @PSchauerMD @BetsyDovec_MD @gbellov @PaulDavidsonPhD @DrHalbertDO https://t.co/8J3OBaY2X6
CMS advisers: New payment models should focus more on patient education https://t.co/dJDPkgtMlu
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@EmorySurgery: Dr. Doug Murphy, @AnkitPatelMD, and @vwang323 featured as "Exemplars of Structured Robotic Surgery Training" in U.S. News & World Report Story on the Lack of Unified Credentialing for Robotic Surgery in the U.S.
https://t.co/2RtrRP8VoB #EmorySurgery #MIS #roboticsurgery
Piedmont quitting Georgia Hospital Association https://t.co/nV2UMgRWtW
Piedmont quitting Georgia Hospital Association | Georgia Health News https://t.co/Mr4pinGohy
Growing Obesity Rates May Contribute to Climate Change https://t.co/gQfXN9lmEy
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@SMJohnsonMD: Thank you @medshare for opening your doors and hearts to the Bahamas and working collaboratively to impact healthcare restoration!

Bahamas Minister of Health Dr. Duane Sands, @neuro_ro, myself and others tour with CEO Redding

#bahamasstrong #globalvillage @MOHBahamas @MSMEDU https://t.co/kjggE0Yjdt

Contact Us

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