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dr. karleena tuggle



Karleena Tuggle, MD, FACS was born and raised in Long Island New York. She received a Bachelors of Science Degree in Biology from the University of Maryland Baltimore. She also earned her Medical Doctorate from Howard University College of Medicine. She completed her internship and residency in general surgery at Howard University Hospital.

Dr. Karleena Tuggle is Board Certified with the American Board of Surgery. She moved to Atlanta in 2010 where she completed a fellowship in Minimally Invasive and Bariatric Surgery with Peachtree Surgical and Bariatrics.  She now practices at Southern Regional Physicians Management Group. 

Dr. Karleena Tuggle is a war veteran of "Operation Enduring Freedom" with service in Afghanistan for the United States Army. She also proudly serves as a Major in the United States Army Reserves.  

Dr. Karleena Tuggle enjoys spending time with family and friends, working out, and all things fashion. 

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"I have always wanted to have a positive influence in peoples lives. To be able to contribute to the positive changes that can happen in an individual's life is extremely satisfying. Health is wealth, and I have a deep-seated passionate belief that everyone is entitled to enjoy life to the fullest . To hold oneself back from optimizing their best self is a disservice. Being able to overcome any obstacle that prevents one from achieving that goal is a blessing not to be taken for granted.

I want to assist people in finding motivation, encouragement, and resources to conquer whatever it is that may be holding them back from being their best selves. I want to help you find your best self. You deserve it!"

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Bariatric Surgery Can Help Unlock Your New Life

"You have always been beautiful. Now you are just deciding to be healthier, fitter, and stronger."-Unknown

When combined with a comprehensive treatment plan, bariatric surgery may often act as an effective tool to provide you with long term weight-loss and help you increase your quality of health. Bariatric surgery has been shown to help improve or resolve many obesity-related conditions, such as type 2 diabetes, high blood pressure, heart disease, and more. Frequently, individuals who improve their weight find themselves taking less and less medications to treat their obesity-related conditions.

Significant weight loss through bariatric surgery may also pave the way for many other exciting opportunities for you, your family, and most importantly – your health.-American Society for Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery

D. Karleena Tuggle

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