So, who is Dr. Charles Procter Jr.?
Turns out, Dr. Procter, whose dad is also a bariatric surgeon, did not want to go into medicine initially. “Growing up with my father as a surgeon, I saw the long hours he worked and told myself I would never do that. I was eventually drawn to medicine, and the specialty of surgery. Towards the end of my training, I thought I wanted to become a trauma surgeon. It was my father who talked to me out of that and actually trained me in bariatric surgery,” he told TLC. “After marrying my wife, that was the best decision I ever made. Bariatric surgery is a wonderful field because it is technically challenging and gives me the opportunity go on an amazing journey with my patients. To see someone’s life make such a radical change in a positive direction over and over again is the best job in the world!”
Right now, Dr. Procter has his practice, Beltline Bariatric and Surgical Group, in Atlanta, and has gotten some rave reviews from past patients, which could explain how he ended up on the reality series. “Dr. Procter is an excellent physician. He makes eye contact and appears to really care about his patients,” on patient wrote. “As a nurse, this behavior is rare and patients deserve a physician like Dr. Procter!”
Another added, “Dr. Procter is hands down the BEST bariatric surgeon in GA (in my opinion in the world)… Starting this process I was very very ill, Dr. Procter educated me, took me under his ‘angel wing’ so to speak, and led me towards greatness and a life I felt was soooo out of reach for me to obtain along with good physical and mental health. Thank you Dr. Procter and Beltline Bariatrics for giving me the education, tools, along with your gifted skillful hands and knowledge. I wouldn’t be alive today without you.”