Welcome to the DeKalb Medical Surgical Weight Loss Center. By visiting, you've taken the first step in your journey to successful weight loss. While you're here, find out about our bariatric surgeons and other useful information to help you make one of the most important decisions of your life.
Our Surgical Weight Loss Center, with fellowship trained and board certified bariatric surgeons, offers surgery and lifestyle modification for individuals 100 or more pounds overweight. Our Surgical Weight Loss Center bariatric surgeons specialize in Roux-en-Y Gastric Bypass, Loop DS and Lap Band procedures. The Surgical Weight Loss Center, located on DeKalb Medical’s North Decatur campus, offers free group consultations and specially designed furniture and medical equipment.
I have always been heavy, and as a little girl I was the ‘chubby’ one. About four years ago, I became alarmed at my weight and was unable to lose any significant amount of it. I was afraid for myself. I could not really exercise and was at the end of my rope in terms of dieting. I was suffering quietly and ashamed of what I saw in the mirror. I knew if I continued as I was, I was going to die. I needed help.
I went (twice!) to the seminar offered by DeKalb Medical Physicians Group for information about bariatric surgery. I started to go to the support groups to really see and hear how people were managing after the surgery. I was encouraged by what I heard and after many months, I decided to proceed with Dr. Qammar Rashid and had a gastric bypass.
Dr. Rashid is an amazing person, as well as a skilled and caring surgeon. I felt her investment in me right away and this has never waned. She and her entire staff were supportive of me at every step of the process and continue to be over three years later. I know if ever have any difficulty, they are just a phone call away. And I do call.
“When someone is ready to commit to making healthy choices and you pair that with the tool of surgery, the results are life-changing,” said DeKalb Medical dietitian Brittany Jones. For RainbowMoon, the dramatic weight loss has allowed her to get her life back...