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Get the Skinny on Weight Loss Surgery

Phoebe Bariatrics is changing lives by helping patients lose the weight and live healthier, happier lives. Weight loss surgery offers real hope for seriously obese patients who have experienced little to no success with diet, exercise and behavior modification. Our goal at Phoebe Bariatrics is long-term success for all of our patients - surgery is only one step in the weight loss process.

Our dedicated team of professionals take you through the full spectrum of care.

You may be a good candidate if:

  • Your body mass index (BMI)* is 40 or more – or – you have a BMI of 35-39 and have a weight-related condition, such as type 2 diabetes.
  • You’ve made numerous unsuccessful attempts to lose weight and keep it off.
  • You know the risks and benefits and are prepared to adjust to how you must eat after the procedure.

Steps to get started


  • Complete the online seminar
  • Review/discuss financial obligation
  • Most insurance plans cover weight loss surgery; we can even help work out payment plans or obtain financing
  • Insurance verification
  • Financial Obligation established


  • Once verified and financial obligation is established we will schedule your first consult appointment
  • Prior to consult, complete the “patient Intake” form
  • Intake form is located on our Phoebe bariatrics site under patient resources
  • First consult visit with bariatric surgeon
  • Discuss benefits and risks and determine which procedure best serves your needs

Blue Distinction Center for Bariatric Surgery

Comprehensive Center Accredidation

Meet the Providers

Jeremy Joyner, MD


Phoebe General Surgery of Americus Primary Location

Sean Sheff, MD


Phoebe General Surgery of Americus Primary Location

Multiple locations at:

Phoebe General Surgery of Americus

120 U.S. 280 W Building 2, Suite C Americus, GA 31719

M-Th (8 am - 5 pm), Fri (8 am - Noon)


Meredyth Place Two

2740 Ray Knight Way Building 2, Suite 100 Albany, GA 31707


Phoebe Bariatrics is located at Phoebe General Surgery on the Phoebe Sumter campus. For more information contact Ashley Austin, DNP at 229-931-1152 or e-mail

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