Our Affiliate System

We are building one organization with affiliates in two regions. Our parent company, now known as Prisma Health, supports both affiliates with overall direction and leadership as we continue to align. We will soon share one brand across the entire organization to better reflect this. The rebranded Palmetto Health-USC Medical Group will continue to operate as a joint venture between the Midlands affiliate and the USC School of Medicine.

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We are becoming Prisma Health in early 2019

Bariatric Surgery

Is bariatric surgery right for you?

If you have a body mass index (BMI) greater than 40, or a BMI between 35 and 40 with other obesity-related health problems such as the ones listed below, bariatric surgery could be a good treatment option for you:

  • High blood pressure
  • High cholesterol
  • Sleep apnea
  • Type 2 diabetes
  • Joint pain

If you are considering bariatric surgery, you must be committed to making healthy lifestyle changes after surgery to maintain weight loss through diet and exercise.

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Lose weight. Gain years.

GHS is the leader in weight-loss surgery in the upstate region of South Carolina. We offer multiple surgical and non-surgical weight loss options, along with pre- and post-surgical support so that each person has the best chance of transforming their lives—for their whole lifetime. It’s not about the weight you lose as much as it is the life you gain.

Weight-loss surgery is not just about looking better. More importantly, it’s about being better, being healthier. Obesity often is linked to other health problems such as type 2 diabetes, high blood pressure, high cholesterol, joint pain, sleep apnea, heart disease and even cancer. Losing weight can lower your risk of developing those conditions if you are not yet affected by them, and can lessen the symptoms or severity of conditions currently affecting your health.

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Our Solutions

Significant weight loss can be a life-changing event for individuals. GHS offers several surgical and non-surgical options for achieving this goal. 

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The first step is to gain a better understanding of bariatric surgery and to see if you are a candidate for the procedure. Let’s get started on your personal journey!

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Support Groups

Find class schedules here for pre-surgery prep classes and post-surgery support groups for patients and their primary support people.

The Life You Gain …


A Family Journey

The Hulsey family gained new lives and outlooks with GHS Bariatric Solutions. Hear from them and other former patients as they share their journeys.

Patient Testimonials

Stacey’s weight once kept her from riding roller coasters with her son, but not anymore. Stacey had gastric bypass surgery in 2015 and in this podcast, she shares how weight-loss surgery has changed her life—and made family time more fun for everyone.

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