Our Nationally Accredited Program

Cookeville Regional Medical Center offers a bariatric, or weight loss, surgery program to help those who have tried other weight loss techniques and need another option. Under the leadership of bariatric surgeon Charles Huddleston, M.D., CRMC's program has been accredited as a Comprehensive Center under the Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery Accreditation and Quality Improvement Program (MBSAQIP), a joint program of the American College of Surgeons (ACS) and the American Society for Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery (ASMBS).

Losing weight is sometimes not easy, and neither is keeping it off. We understand that challenge and want to help patients who need the surgical option to help them move forward to a more healthy and active life.

Key professionals involved with each patient undergoing weight loss surgery include the bariatric surgeon, a dietitian and a mental health professional. We provide the services of two surgeons, Dr. Huddleston and Dr. Jeffrey McCarter — who are both trained in bariatric surgery, as well as highly trained nurses, dietitians and other support staff members who will support and guide you before, during and after your surgery.