Your team of dedicated medical professionals.

The specialty-trained team of experts at the Bariatric & Metabolic Center includes a bariatric surgeon, physician assistant, nurse navigator, nutritionists, psychologists and exercise/wellness experts.

General & Bariatric Surgeon

After completing a Bachelor of Science degree at Augusta State University (Augusta, GA), Dr. Royals earned his medical degree at Mercer University School of Medicine (Macon, GA). He completed a general surgery residency at the University of Florida College of Medicine with certification in laparoscopic surgery. In addition to general surgery, he specializes in minimally invasive procedures with a special focus on bariatric surgery.


  • The Bariatric & Metabolic Center
  • CRH Surgical Group
Physician Assistant


The Bariatric & Metabolic Center, Douglas*

Nurse Navigator


The Bariatric & Metabolic Center, Douglas*

Registered Dietitian


Remote Provider

Bariatric Surgery Facilitator


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Take the First Step

The hardest part of most journeys is taking the first step. Your weight-loss journey won’t be without challenge, but it can be without regret. Find resources here to help you get started.

Am I a Candidate?

Weight-loss surgery is not for everyone. Health evaluations will help determine if you are a candidate.

Getting Started

Learn how to get started on your weight-loss journey and if surgical treatment is right for you.

Attend a Seminar

Deciding to have weight-loss surgery can be life changing. Attend a free, informational seminar to learn more.

Make an Appointment

Find out how to make an appointment with one of our specialists.