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.
Eric Cox weighed as much as 440 pounds before having Sleeve Gastrectomy surgery in November 2016. For years, Eric endured lower back and ankle pain, he felt depressed and uncomfortable in his clothes and it was hard for him to find the style of clothes that he liked to wear. He also felt the pain and frustration of continuously losing then gaining his weight back.
When Eric was finally tired of the see-saw weight loss and gain, he searched for a more permanent solution. After doing research on the various types of weight loss surgery and after thoroughly discussing his options with Dr. Steinberg of DeKalb Medical Physicians Group, Surgical Associates, he decided to move forward with Sleeve surgery.
Within the first two weeks after surgery, Eric lost 25 pounds. Now, with the jump start that he needed, he was motivated and determined to stick with a lifestyle that would keep his weight under control.