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At Phoebe Bariatrics surgery is just one step in the weight loss process. Our goal is long-term success for all of our patients. We understand that losing weight requires a cooperative effort involving physicians, dietitians, physical therapists, nurses and financial counselors. Our team and resources take you through the full spectrum of bariatric surgery and aftercare. We will help you reach your goals through the latest surgical weight loss procedures and the personalized care and attention you deserve.

The care team understands that you’ll require support before, during and after surgery. Our highly-skilled and caring team is here to design a program customized for your individual needs. We’ll help you prepare mentally and physically for the weight loss process, lose the excess pounds, and maintain your new, healthier body.

After surgery, patients are followed long-term by our bariatric team to ensure the best possible outcomes. We offer patients a monthly support group as well as one-on-one counseling with our nutritionists and psychologist.

We take extra strides to ensure safe and healthy outcomes for every patient by routinely bringing our collaborative team together to meet on your behalf.

In addition to our two bariatric surgeons, the team includes a program coordinator, a registered dietitian, a psychologist and medical/office staff. In the operating room, there is a dedicated staff of professionals working with our surgeons. Our post-operative nursing staff also provides exceptional and compassionate care.

  • Bariatric program coordinator, Ashley Austin, DNP
  • Board-certified/fellowship-trained bariatric surgeons:
  • Sean Sheff, MD
  • Jeremy Joyner, MD
  • Julie Duggar, LPN
  • Carrie Jordan, MA
  • Ashley Patterson, RD, Registered Dietitian PSMC
  • Dedicated operating room and post-op nursing staff

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Jeremy Joyner, MD


Phoebe General Surgery of Americus Primary Location

Sean Sheff, MD


Phoebe General Surgery of Americus Primary Location

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