Dr. Michael Blaney is a weight loss surgeon in Georgia at Live Healthy MD, Augusta and Dublin. He received his undergraduate degree at the United States Military Academy and his medical degree at Emory University. He went on to complete his surgical training at Eisenhower Army Medical Center and spent the next four years in the Army as a staff surgeon at Fort Benning, Georgia. Dr. Blaney moved to Augusta in 2003 where he joined Midtown Surgical Specialists as a general surgeon. He quickly realized that bariatrics was his passion and decided to pursue this field of medicine. In 2011, Dr. Blaney opened the doors to Live Healthy MD as the founding physician. Dr. Blaney is board certified by the American Board of Surgery and is an active member and Fellow of the American College of Surgeons as well as the American Society for Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery (ASMBS). He has special interests in advanced laparoscopy, endoscopy, bariatric surgery, reflux disease, and foregut disease.