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Surgical Weight Loss Center

Atlanta General and Bariatric Ambulatory Surgery Center (AGBASC) is the first and only free standing comprehensive general surgery center in Johns Creek. The state-of-the-art outpatient surgery center is owned by Dr. Christopher Hart and Dr. William Johnson, who have been committed to serving the area since 2001. 

Our surgery center is designed to provide extraordinary same-day bariatric surgical procedures in a relaxed, personal atmosphere. These procedures are performed on an outpatient basis, meaning that you can go home the same day to recover in the comfort of your home.

If you’re ready to receive the most compassionate, state-of-the-art weight loss surgery Atlanta, GA has to offer, we’re here to help you get started. Schedule your initial consultation with the team at Atlanta Bariatrics today.

New Patient ConsultCall: (770) 232-9252

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Safe, High-Quality Bariatric Weight Loss Surgery

Our Accredited Weight Loss Surgery Center of Atlanta

Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery Accreditation and Quality Improvement Program

Atlanta General and Bariatric Ambulatory Surgical Center has been certified as a Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery Accreditation and Quality Improvement Program (MBSAQIP)(opens in a new tab). MBSAQIP works to advance safe, high-quality care for bariatric surgical patients through the accreditation of bariatric surgical centers. A bariatric surgical center achieves accreditation following a rigorous review process during which it proves that it can maintain certain physical resources, human resources, and standards of practice. All accredited centers report their outcomes to the MBSAQIP database.

Patients who have their surgery performed at a certified MBSAQIP surgical center can be assured that they have met the high standards required of their certification.

AAAHC Certificate of Accreditation

AAAHC accreditation means that the surgery center participates in on-going self evaluation, peer review and education to continuously improve its care and services. The surgery center also commits to a thorough, on-site survey by AAAHC surveyors, who are themselves health care professionals, at least every three years.

The AAAHC Certificate of Accreditation is widely recognized as a symbol of quality by third party payers, medical organizations, liability insurance companies, state and federal agencies and the public.

Frequently Asked Questions

Why should I have my Atlanta weight loss surgery at AGBASC?

  • Clinical Excellence: Because attention is focused on quality care and patient safety, AGBASC is able to outperform hospitals when it comes to clinical outcomes and patient satisfaction.
  • Better Value: For patients paying out of pocket for ambulatory surgery services, AGBASC can save you substantial money. We strive to provide the best surgical experience possible at a lower cost to patients. Also, patients don’t have to wait to see the savings; in an effort to make pricing more transparent, cost information is available to patients prior to surgery.
  • Reduced Infection Rate: With a cross-infection rate of less than 0.1%, our patients are able to heal quickly and get back to their lives.
  • One-on-One Nursing Care: Being smaller than an acute-care hospital allows us to really tend to our patients, giving them a relaxed, friendly environment to rest in and recuperate. Because of our surgery schedule, we know exactly how many staff members we need to serve our patients each day. Never being understaffed means we can truly focus on our patients.

Is an ambulatory surgery center really more cost-effective for me?

A recent study conducted by Healthcare Bluebook, Ambulatory Surgery Center Association, and Health Smart found that healthcare costs are reduced by more than $38 billion per year due to the availability of ambulatory surgery centers (ASCs) as an appropriate setting for outpatient procedures. 

More than $5 billion of the cost reduction accrues to the patient through lower deductible and coinsurance payments. This cost reduction is driven by the fact that, in general, ASC prices are significantly lower than hospital outpatient department (HOPD) prices for the same procedure in all markets, regardless of payer.

What types of surgery do you offer at AGBASC?

Our board-certified surgeons offer the most advanced procedures available. Surgical services offered at AGBASC include:

  • Bariatric, Weight Loss Surgery
  • Advanced Laparoscopic Surgery
  • General Surgery of the Abdomen
    • Gallbladder
    • Spleen
    • Pancreas
    • Appendix
  • Reflux Surgeries
  • Colon Surgery
  • Surgical Hernia Repair
  • Endocrine Surgery
    • Adrenal
    • Thyroid
    • Parathyroid
  • Other Minimally Invasive Procedures

How can I get started with the top bariatric doctors near me?

At Atlanta Bariatrics, we want it to be as easy as possible to get started on your journey toward meeting your weight loss and health goals. We specialize in finding the right weight loss solution for each individual person. Just use our simple scheduling tool to request your initial consultation. Our office staff will work with you to make sure you get the personalized care and support that you need.

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