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Midtown Surgical Specialists was founded in 1952 as a General Surgery Private Practice by Dr. Frank Jones. In 1964, Dr. Harold Engler joined the practice and began performing weight loss surgery. In the following years, the practice expanded to include Dr. Robert Hill in 1976 and Dr. Dennis Jones, Dr. Frank Jones’ son, in 1984. At the time Dr. Dennis Jones joined the practice, he was the only vascular surgeon in the Augusta area. After Dr. Blaney was recruited to join Midtown Surgical Specialists, Dr. Engler passed along his bariatric knowledge which birthed Dr. Blaney’s love for weight loss surgery. In 2011, Dr. Blaney opened Live Healthy MD, a Bariatric Clinic in Augusta, as an expansion of Midtown Surgical Specialists.

Today, Midtown Surgical Specialists operates as the parent company of Live Healthy MD while still performing modern day general surgery procedures. We have performed some of the first procedures in the Augusta community and continually strive to provide the most advanced, specialized care for our patients and family.

*We practice at all the local hospitals and accept most insurance plans.

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We have expanded our Bariatric Services to include offices in Dublin, Georgia and Macon, Georgia. Schedule your appointment today at one of our new offices!