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Weight Loss Surgery

Is weight loss surgery right for you?

Call our weight loss patient navigator at 864-512-4023 to find out.

AnMed Health Weight Loss Surgery
For people who have tried everything, weight loss surgery can be a safe and effective solution for long-term weight loss. Surgery is not for everyone. Controlling excess weight is a lifelong effort. It is important to understand that weight loss surgery is not a quick fix. But for those who undergo the procedure, it can be a life-transforming experience.

Weight loss surgery is a major life change, and we are committed to setting our patients up for success. That’s why we offer free educational seminars before surgery and a weight loss surgery support group on the second Tuesday of each month for those considering surgery or adjusting to life after surgery.

Are You A Candidate?

According to the National Institutes of Health, weight loss surgery is the only proven method of achieving long-term weight loss for the morbidly obese.

In most cases, patients must be 100 pounds or more above their ideal body weight or have a Body Mass index (BMI) of 40 or more. Someone with a BMI of 35 to 39 will be considered for surgery if obesity-related health conditions create a medical need for weight reduction and if other, non-surgical alternatives have been exhausted.

Anyone who qualifies for surgery must first have a thorough health assessment. This includes diagnostic tests to identify existing medical conditions. A psychiatric evaluation or counseling is also required.

About Weight Loss Surgery

At AnMed Health, weight loss surgery is performed laparoscopically through small incisions, rather than the large incision required for open surgery. Benefits of the laparoscopic approach include:
  • A shorter hospital stay
  • Earlier return to normal activities
  • Less scarring and pain

Is weight loss surgery right for you?

Call our weight loss patient navigator at 864-512-4023 to find out.
Dr. Adam Beall

About Dr. Beall

Dr. Adam Beall specializes in weight loss surgery and other minimally invasive procedures. He is the medical director of AnMed Health’s weight loss surgery program and is in practice with Piedmont Surgical Associates, P.A. in Anderson. Dr. Beall received his medical degree from the Medical College of Georgia in Augusta, and completed his general surgery residency at Mount Sinai Medical Center in Miami and a fellowship in minimally invasive and bariatric surgery at the Cleveland Clinic.

Dr. Peter Bechtel

About Dr. Bechtel

Dr. Peter Bechtel is a general surgeon with several areas of interest, including bariatric surgery, advanced laparoscopic surgery, and endoscopy. He currently practices with Piedmont Surgical Associates, P.A. in Anderson. Dr. Bechtel is a graduate of Florida State University College of Medicine. He completed his residency at Lehigh Valley Hospital in Allentown, Pennsylvania and is in the process of completing his board certification. He is also a member of the South Carolina Medical Association.

Heather Caldwell, RN

Heather Caldwell, BSN, RN, CBN

Heather is a registered nurse with advanced certification in medical and surgical nursing. As a patient navigator, she is always available to answer questions and guide patients through each phase of their weight loss journey. Heather recently earned her certification in bariatric nursing (CBN) through the American Society for Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery (ASMBS), becoming AnMed Health's first ever CBN.

Danielle Little

Danielle Little, Dietician

As a registered dietician, Danielle has spent more than 12 years working specifically with bariatric surgery patients. She is also certified in adult and childhood weight management from the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics.