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Program Overview

Dr. Dalton Prickett and patient

The Weight Management Center is a recognized Center of Excellence by the American Society for Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery. We offer compassionate care and a commitment to excellence, and have helped hundreds of South Carolinians achieve permanent weight loss through bariatric surgery.

Program surgeons, Dr. Dalton Prickett and Dr. J. Benjamin Tribble with Surgical Associates of South Carolina, are both active members of the American Society of Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery and lead our team of experts. They perform adjustable gastric banding, sleeve gastrectomy, and the Roux-en-Y gastric bypass procedure. Most operations are performed through several tiny incisions in the abdomen. The usual hospital stay is 1 day for the adjustable gastric banding procedure and 2-3 days with gastric bypass.

Surgery is only one part of our program. The medical care, dietary counseling and emotional support received before and after surgery are vitally important to your success. Program components include:

  • Medical care provided by nurses and doctors with bariatric training
  • Surgical suites, recovery area, and patient rooms designed for bariatric patients
  • Nutritional counseling with a clinical dietician
  • Psychological counseling and support
  • Administrative support for insurance issues

At Palmetto Health Weight Management Center individuals matter. Our goal is to provide patients their best chance to achieve permanent weight loss by offering personalized care both before and after surgery.


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