Albany Weight Loss

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Albany Surgical

Albany Surgical, P.C.

Serving South Georgia for Over 57 Years

Dr. Smith in Lap Band Operating RoomAlbany Surgical, P.C. is a four physician practice of board certified specialists in general surgery.  Established in 1954, Albany Surgical is the largest general surgery practice in Albany, and one of the oldest and largest practices in South Georgia. Albany Surgical is the only practice offering gastric band surgery in Albany, Georgia.  Albany Surgical provides LAP-BAND® & REALIZE Band weight loss surgery to the residents of Albany, Americus, Cordele, Bainbridge, Macon, Columbus, Tifton, Thomasville, Waycross, Moultrie, Valdosta, Georgia, Tallahassee, Florida, and Dothan, Alabama.

Phoebe Putney Memorial HospitalWe have been performing Gastric Band weight loss surgery since 2002–longer than any other practice in South Georgia. Surgery is performed in Albany at Phoebe Putney Memorial Hospital and Palmyra Medical Center. Albany Surgical is the only practice in Albany offering gastric band surgery at both Albany hospitals.  Regardless of your hospital preference or whether you prefer Lap-Band or the new REALIZE band, we can serve your needs.


Meet Our Lap-Band Surgeon

Christopher C. Smith, MD, FACS

Dr Christopher SmithChristopher C. Smith, MD, FACS is a board certified general surgeon that has practiced in Albany since 1983.  A native of Tifton, Georgia, Dr. Smith earned a B.S. degree from the the University of Georgia, and then earned the Doctor of Medicine degree from the Medical College of Georgia in Augusta.

Dr. Smith completed his internship and residency in general surgery at Georgia Baptist Medical Center in Atlanta, where he also served as chief resident.  Dr. Chris Smith is a board certified Diplomate of the American Board of Surgery and is a fellow of the American College of Surgeons.

Dr. Smith is an active member of numerous professional organizations, including the Georgia Society of General Surgeons (founding member and president), Georgia Surgical Society, Medical Association of Georgia, American College of Surgeons, Southeastern Surgical Congress, the Society of Laparoendoscopic Surgeons, and the Dougherty County Medical Society.

Dr. Smith has full privileges at both Phoebe Putney Memorial Hospital and Palmyra Medical Center, and has held various medical staff appointments including Chief of Staff.  Dr. Smith is certified to perform both Lap-Band and Realize Band surgery.

In addition to gastric band surgery, Dr. Smith maintains a full practice in all aspects of general surgery, including gastrointestinal surgery, surgery of the skin and soft tissues, endocrine and thyroid surgery, breast surgery, cancer surgery, and anti-reflux surgery for treatment of severe GERD.

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