Why Choose Georgetown Bariatrics & Metabolic Center?

Georgetown Bariatrics & Metabolic Center has been performing weight loss surgery since 1999.  In fact, over 5,000 patients have undergone weight loss surgery procedures at our facility!  This means that we have learned by experience what to provide our patients to insure the best outcomes. 

We offer:

  • A Center of Excellence facility that has spent millions of dollars providing for the special needs of our bariatric population.
  • A Center of Excellence and fellowship-trained surgeon, Dr. Eric F. Smith, who has performed over 1,000 weight loss. Dr. Smith is also our program’s Medical Director, and actively participates in developing the program’s policies, procedures and protocols.   
  • A pre-operative Bariatric Preparation Program that prepares our patients for surgery physically, mentally, and emotionally.  This program includes both pre- and post-operative psychological evaluation and education, and pre- and post-operative dietary evaluation and education, including support groups and special group therapy.  This is all at NO COST to our patients! 
  • A team of pre- and post-op care-givers who have had years of experience in the field of Bariatrics, including five weight loss surgery patients.  Click here to read about our Center of Excellence Staff!
  • A private wing for our bariatric patients, staffed with nurses and nursing assistants who’ve had additional training in the needs of bariatric patients.  Click here to read more about the facility and nursing staff members.
  • A highly experienced O.R. team that has assisted with weight loss surgeries since 1999.  To date, they’ve helped complete over 5,000 surgeries.
  • A smaller community hospital atmosphere, where you won’t need to worry about parking and getting lost on the hospital’s campus!
  • Georgetown Community Hospital OR suite has been outfitted with the most up-to-date, advanced technology and equipment.
  • Georgetown is a small picturesque community known for antiquing and the Japanese Garden, Yuko-En on the Elkhorn, yet offers hotels within four miles of our hospital and multiple opportunities for shopping, restaurants, family outings, etc.  For example, we are four miles away from the Kentucky Horse Park, 12 miles from downtown Lexington, and an hour away from Louisville and Cincinnati.