Many people struggle with weight loss on a daily basis. But if the effort to lose weight is beyond what you can manage, Cookeville Regional’s bariatric weight loss team can help.
Bariatric surgery helps you to lose weight by reducing the size of your stomach and changing how your body absorbs nutrients. Your appetite decreases and your stomach gets fuller with less food.
Under the leadership of bariatric surgeon Dr. Charles Huddleston, Cookeville Regional’s bariatric weight loss program is accredited as a Comprehensive Center under the Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery Accreditation and Quality Improvement Program (MBSAQIP), a joint program of the American College of Surgeons (ACS) and the American Society for Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery (ASMBS).
Key professionals involved with each patient undergoing weight loss surgery include the bariatric surgeon, a dietitian and a mental health professional.
We provide the services of two surgeons, Dr. Charles Huddleston and Dr. Jeffrey McCarter — who are both trained in bariatric surgery — as well as highly trained nurses, dietitians and other support staff members who will support and guide you before, during and after your surgery.
Losing weight is sometimes not easy, and neither is keeping it off. We understand that challenge and want to help patients who need the surgical option to help them move forward to a more healthy and active life.
It takes courage to go the next step, but you’ve got this. And we’ll be right by your side every step of the way.
Middle Tennessee Surgical Specialists
203 N. Cedar Ave.
Cookeville, TN 38501