Archbold’s Bariatric Program Sees Results

According to the Centers for Disease Control, over 39% of adults in the United States are considered obese and have a body mass index of greater than or equal to 30. In Georgia, 32.5% of adults fall into the obese category. That’s up from 20.6% in the year 2000 and a drastic increase from 10.1% in 1990. Studies show that people with obesity, compared to … Continue reading Archbold’s Bariatric Program Sees Results

Stembridge Helping Patients Succeed With Bariatric Surgery

Dr. William D. Stembridge, 33, of Moultrie, Georgia, who has been on the Sterling Center Bariatrics team for only a few months, has become a general and bariatric surgeon in a community he already knows well. After researching with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention in Atlanta after college, he chose to go to medical school to further his interest in and appreciation for … Continue reading Stembridge Helping Patients Succeed With Bariatric Surgery

Greenwood Knows the Cost to Be Healthy

Retiree Toby Greenwood, 60, from Coolidge, Georgia, knew that he had to make a change. Weighing in at 335 pounds and taking various medications for high blood pressure, diabetes, and high cholesterol, he sought help from Sterling Bariatrics at Colquitt Regional Medical Center for a gastric sleeve procedure last June. “I was miserable,” he said. “I gained a tremendous amount of weight for me, and … Continue reading Greenwood Knows the Cost to Be Healthy

Reinforced Resolve: Losing the Weight and Keeping It Off

Many people who live with a chronic illness feel encumbered by it. Their whole lives revolve around managing the illness: Where will I go? What will I wear? How will I transport myself, my medications, my assistive devices? What will I eat? When will I eat? What will I do if something goes wrong? Such was the case for Mattie Ann Burnsed, a Lakeland, Georgia, … Continue reading Reinforced Resolve: Losing the Weight and Keeping It Off

Get Your Life Back With Bariatric Surgery

Sterling Center Bariatrics affords patients a second chance. For some, it is the chance to start over; for others, it is the chance to save their lives. Marissa Phillips, a 25-year-old accountant from Homerville, Georgia, is one of those success stories. Phillips underwent a gastric sleeve procedure in June 2017. The procedure works by removing over half of the stomach and then sewing the remaining … Continue reading Get Your Life Back With Bariatric Surgery