I have been over weight my whole life. I was always the big girl, the fun girl. The day I went in for surgery I was 305lbs. I was miserable. I had the surgery. Everything went well. I weigh 172 and actually have some size 6 jeans and shorts. I am so glad I had Gastric By Pass. It has changed my life.
Our Patients Tell Their Success Stories:
Welcome to Atlanta Bariatrics, at Johns Creek Surgery, PC. The Atlanta Bariatrics program is led by renowned bariatric surgeons, Dr. Christopher J. Hart and Dr. William H. Johnson. The focus of our practice is on surgical and non-surgical weight loss to treat the disease of obesity. We have treated thousands of individuals – just like you – that suffer from this life-threatening disease, and our results speak for themselves.
If you have struggled with your weight, and no amount of dieting and exercise has worked, Atlanta Bariatrics may be for you. For individuals with a body mass index (BMI) greater that 35, our surgical program offers several options for treatment:
Working together, we tailor the right bariatric surgery to fit your needs based on your medical history, co-morbid conditions such as type 2 diabetes, hypertension and sleep apnea, your BMI, your lifestyle, and your personal level of commitment to you weight loss success. All of these factors are considered when choosing which procedure might be right for you.
Are You A Candidate?
BMI is an important factor in determining whether an individual is a good candidate for obesity surgery. Read more about BMI (Body Mass Index)
Weight Loss Options
We offer several minimally invasive approaches to weight loss surgery. You are always part of the decision process in selecting the right surgery for you. Read more.
Watch this news segment from Fox 5 News that tells of an entire family who had weight loss surgery. Click image to view video on Fox 5 News
Donna Pitman’s family has lost just over 550 pounds; Following each other, one after another, into the operating room for weight loss surgery.
“It’s not the easiest thing you’re going to do, but it’s the healthiest thing you can do,” says Pittman.
The guy who operated on all of them, Dr. William Johnson, Medical Director of Bariatric Surgery at Northside Hospital-Forsyth, says surgery can give you fighting chance at losing weight.
“But then you still have to make changes. You have to change your habits,” says Dr. Johnson. Read more+
Dr. Christopher Hart Named as a Castle Connolly “Top Doc” for 2016!
The mission of Castle Connolly Medical Ltd. is to help consumers find the best healthcare. The top doctors who have been named in their directory were nominated by their peers in an extensive survey process of thousands of American doctors each year. These Top Doctors’ medical educations, training, hospital appointments, disciplinary histories – and much more – are screened by the Castle Connolly physician-led research team. Those doctors who are among the very best in their specialties and in their communities are selected for inclusion. Doctors do not and cannot pay to be included in any Castle Connolly Guide or online directory.
For more than two decades, Castle Connolly Medical Ltd., America’s trusted source for identifying Top Doctors, has based its selection process on the foundation of peer nominations. This involves contacting directly more than 50,000 physicians and hospital and healthcare executives, a nationwide distribution of nomination notifications via various media channels.
Each year, Castle Connolly receives nearly 100,000 nominations via this process. Being selected as a “Top Doc” is truly a great honor and recognizes the tremendous skill and experience Dr. Hart has accomplished.
- Angie C.
At my heaviest, I was 224 pounds on a 5ft frame. Well, just before my 40th, I decided I needed to have the lap-band surgery. Now, I’m proud to say that I’m a BARIATHLETE.JR B.
The thing that impressed me the most about Dr. Johnson is that he never looked at me with condemning eyes. I only experienced genuine concern. Dr. Johnson is more than my surgeon he is my friend. And the ladies at the office are all my sister girls. “I AM A JOHNSON BAND-IT”Tammie B.
As of yesterday, August 14th, 2013, I am down 117 pounds. I’m no longer having to have any diabetes medication, my blood pressure has come down, and my kidney function has also gotten much better.Mark S.
At my recent one year post-op appointment, I weighed 253 and have lost 180 lbs! I can’t thank the fine folks at Atlanta Bariatrics enough for helping me with this journey and taking care of me when I needed it most!Wanda J.