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

Nutrient Deficits Persist Long-Term in Teens After Bariatric Surgery https://t.co/RjhVpm4M7M
HHS defends its authority to cut 340B payments https://t.co/B7XIx3Pjvs
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@EdLinEmory: To full house, @danielgdavila presents leak control for #sleevegastrectomy.
Ingenious! Congrats to
@GAASMBS @EmorySurgery Jamil Stetler (@SaintJosephsATL #BariatricSurgery director)
One of few videos selected for @ASMBS #ASMBS2019

@FellowshpCouncl https://t.co/UQU0NIM2Hm
Staying Slim After Weight-Loss Surgery Could Cut Cancer Risk in Half https://t.co/8FrIilOCDt
Another Weight-Loss Surgery Benefit: Lower Breast Cancer Risk https://t.co/miYxuGlV6Q
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@SOARD_JOURNAL: Surgery for Obesity and Related Diseases

#Weightloss after #sleevegastrectomy in developmentally delayed adolescents and young adults

#soard #soard19 @asmbs #bariatricsurgery #obesity #ow2019 #asmbs2019

https://t.co/UkxYYUuADT https://t.co/p67zgYi46P
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@DrAaronBolduc: Congrats to the new surgeon mom, Dr. Hilton! Enjoy your time loving your daughter. Emma Lou has made her first appearance for AU Surgery Grand Rounds! @reneehilton30 @DanielAlboMDPhD @MCG_Surgery @AUG_University #surgmom https://t.co/w6qqeIg2yu
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@DrAaronBolduc: We are having our own #OW2019 back at @AUG_University @MCG_Surgery! The influence of BMI on renal transplant outcomes. @reneehilton30 @MariaImmonen4 @KHBenjamin38 https://t.co/RDXsgRSDTd
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@EdLinEmory: Lots happening @ASMBS

Proud #emoryendosurgery #emorybariatrics heritage. Thanks @SurgicalFellows @FellowshpCouncl @EmorySurgery.

@SOARD_JOURNAL Ed-in-Chief @RaulRosenthalMD celebrating #journal milestones with #Editorial #Board.

@GAASMBS meeting soon. https://t.co/hYFiup56aA

Contact Us

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