At Coastal Carolina Bariatric & Surgical Center, we are dedicated to helping people improve their quality of life. Our physicians help patients who are obese achieve dramatic, long-term changes through bariatric surgery. Or, help them find relief from gastric reflux and other conditions of the throat and stomach.
Neil McDevitt, MD, leads our team of compassionate, patient-centered professionals. We feel called to this work because obesity is a health liability that fosters many problems, including diabetes, stroke, liver disease and cancer. With surgery and support, patients can bolster their health, change their appearance and accomplish so many things.
If you have struggled with other weight-loss methods, surgery can be life changing. Yet, this is not a simple decision or path. That's why we ask prospective patients to attend a complimentary information session followed by a comprehensive education program with a dietician, exercise physiologist and an independent psychologist or psychiatrist. During this period, we will explore which weight-loss surgery will work best for you.
We offer several safe and highly effective weight loss surgery options including, minimally invasive, Laparoscopic Roux-en-Y Gastric Bypass, LAP-BAND surgery and Vertical Sleeve gastrectomy. In any case, complete success requires a commitment to change, and we will be here for you throughout your journey to boost you up and hold you accountable. In addition to monthly support groups, our practice hosts clothing exchanges and promotes communication through our members-only Facebook page. Our patients, along with our staff, participate in 5Ks as “Team McDevitt,” and a kayak trip that began as a celebration of one patient's weight loss.
In addition to bariatric surgery, we offer procedures that help patients with acid reflux, or heartburn, improve their quality of life. Michael Michel, MD, joined Coastal Carolina Bariatric and Surgical Center to offer relief to patients here in the Low Country. Dr. Michel works closely with patients to review their medical history and determine the correct treatment for them.
A variety of procedures are offered to treat reflux, ranging from traditional procedures such as fundoplications, to less invasive procedures like TIF and LINX. Many patients notice improvement in their symptoms right away, and didn’t realize some other aspects of their lives, like sleep quality, may have been influenced by reflux.
In addition to reflux surgery we also offer minimally invasive surgery for gallbladder removal, hernia repair & colon surgery, and daVinci robotic surgery.
We made Summerville Medical Center our home because of its close-knit feel. Our office environment encourages visitors to get to know one another, with comfortable couches, bulletin boards, and photos highlighting patients' accomplishments.
Please explore our website and contact us at (843) 875-8994 to learn more or sign up for an information seminar. We welcome patients throughout the Low Country, including Charleston, Hilton Head, Beaufort, Bluffton, Savannah, Columbia, the Midlands and more. In addition, Dr. McDevitt and Dr. Michel are often available to speak to community groups about weight loss and bariatric surgery or acid reflux and related surgeries.