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.

Dear ASMBS Georgia State Chapter Leaders,

Congratulations! The ASMBS Georgia State Chapter has been selected as the 2021-2022 ObesityPAC Award Recipient. Your Chapter will be honored at the ObesityPAC Reception Tuesday, June 7th at 6:30pm Central at the Hyatt Regency/Landmark A Room. We sincerely appreciate the dedication and incredible work your Chapter has accomplished under your leadership to achieve access to care for your state.

We hope to see all of you in Dallas!

John Morton, MD, MPH, FASMBS
Chair, ObesityPAC Board of Directors
Past President American Society for Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery, 2014-2015

Shanu Kothari, MD, FASMBS
American Society for Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery President, 2021-2022

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


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.

Contact Us

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