About MUSC Metabolic & Bariatric Surgery Program
The Medical University of South Carolina’s weight loss surgery program has been the most experienced in the area since the early 1990s. Bariatric surgeons Dr. Byrne, Dr. Pullatt, and adolescent surgeon Dr. Aaron Lesher perform the Roux-en-Y Gastric Bypass and Sleeve Gastrectomy, and we are the only center in SC at this time offering the Biliopancreatic Diversion with Duodenal Switch, and one of only 2 accredited to perform surgery on adolescents. Revisions of previous procedures for complications or in some cases conversions to other bariatric procedures for failure to lose weight or weight regain are considered.
Our strong multidisciplinary team of experts partner with patients for lifelong support on the journey of weight loss and long term weight maintenance. Our nutritional, and psychological aftercare programs are unparalleled.
We are recognized as a nationally accredited Comprehensive Program with Adolescent Accreditation under the Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery Accreditation and Quality Improvement Program (MBSAQIP®). MBSAQIP works to advance safe, high-quality care for bariatric surgical patients through the accreditation of bariatric surgical centers.
MUSC Ashley River Tower
25 Courtenay Drive
Charleston, SC 29425
- BCBS Federal -Anthem
- United Healthcare
*patients should first call insurance to determine if bariatric surgery is a covered benefit
MUSC’s bariatric team saved my life! Due to the expertise of the staff and Doctor Byrne, I’m living the dream of health! I elected to go with the Roux en Y Gastric Bypass Surgery, and have lost 100 lbs in 4.5 months and my health has improved tremendously. I’ve even started a new career at 54 years old!
The Bariatric Team at MUSC is OUTSTANDING!!! The quality of care is superb. They work with you to provide everything you need to be successful with your weight loss. The emotional support you get from the team makes you feel like you can accomplish anything. You are in great hands at MUSC!
This Team helped me get my life back – I can’t say enough great things about them. They have your back every step of the way! They offer so much support that they have the answers or the handouts before you can even ask them. I have lost 105 pounds since my surgery . I know they are there for me if and when I need them!
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