We are proud of our surgical heritage. Midtown Surgical Specialists has been serving the surgical needs of Augusta and the surrounding area for over 50 years. Our practice began with Dr. Frank Jones in 1952. Dr. Harold Engler joined with Dr. Jones in 1964 and began providing surgical weight loss services for the community. Dr. Robert Hill began his practice in the 1976 followed by Dr. Dennis Jones, Frank’s son, in 1984 as one on the first vascular surgeons in the Augusta area. Dr. Mike Blaney joined the existing group in 2003 assuming the role of performing weight loss surgery as Dr. Engler was retiring. In 2011, Dr. Edward Boland joined the group as a medical bariatrician after retiring from the US Army where he was chief of preventive medicine at Eisenhower Army Medical Center. Dr. Francisco Jacome joined our team in 2012 after graduating from the University of Miami’s minimally invasive and bariatric surgery program. Dr. Mary Lou Thompson, a well established endocrinologist in the the Augusta medical community joined our weight loss team in 2015.
Live Healthy MD opened in 2011 in cooperation with Trinity Bariatric Center and Doctor’s Hospital Healthy Living Center to provide the most advanced and comprehensive medical and surgical treatment of obesity in the region. The physicians and staff at Live Healthy MD are dedicated the special needs of patients suffering from the disease of obesity.
We practice at all the local private hospitals (Trinity, Doctors and University Hospital) and accept most insurance plans.
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