Located in Macon and Albany, Georgia
Dedicated to Your Success
Located in Macon, Georgia, Palmyra Surgical is the most experienced bariatric (weight loss) surgical practice in Southwest Georgia.
Dr. John Bagnato is recognized as a leader in the adjustable gastric band and robot-assisted gastric sleeve surgeries for treating obesity and a pioneer in incisionless correction of gastric bypass surgery.
The team at Palmyra Surgical provides comprehensive medical services for long-term weight loss success and weight maintenance.
John Bagnato MD
Board Certified Bariatric Surgeon
Compassion and Expertise
Dr. Bagnato is a board certified general surgeon with twenty years of surgical experience. He has provided general surgery services in Southwest Georgia since 1998 and has performed over 5000 bariatric surgeries since 2002. Dr. Bagnato is committed to providing patients with the best possible care and surgical results while keeping the surgery as affordable as possible.
Our Patient Gallery
I was obese, unhealthy, and on my way to a shorter life. I had knee surgery in the Navy and the only step next was replacement, and it is not time for that. I also had reconstructive elbow surgery with Titanium from my shoulder to my wrist. I tell you this because even with diet nothing was changing. I had to make a choice, so with my loving family behind me and with their encouragement. I choice to get healthy. Sleeve surgery is not the easy way out so understand that it has been a hard path. I am officially down 136 pounds
I had been overweight for way too many years. It started off as just a few pounds here and there, but by age 32, I was 273 pounds worried that before too long I would be 300 pounds! I had high blood pressure, confidence issues, and could not sleep well. It didn’t help that I ate whatever I wanted and did not exercise. I knew I needed to take control, but I honestly wasn’t sure I could do it alone or have the willpower to do it.
In 2016 my journey started weighing in at 219 pounds. I knew that I needed to do something to change my life for the better. I went to the first appointment for the lap band and knew almost instantly that I was ready to take the jump.