Robert J. Parel II, MD, FACS

Robert J Parel II, MD, FACS was raised in Augusta, GA. He earned a BS in Microbiology from the Honors Program at the University of Georgia in Athens before earning his medical degree from the Medical College of Georgia in 1997. He completed his internship and residency in General Surgery at the Ochsner Clinic in New Orleans, LA in 2002 and has been practicing in Macon since 2005 with an emphasis on minimally invasive surgery. His specialty includes Laparoscopic and Robotic surgery, and he applies these modalities to all aspects of surgery to include Bariatrics. He has been involved with the Bariatric and Metabolic Institute of Georgia since its inception. He is an Assistant Professor of Surgery at the Mercer University School of Medicine Department of Surgery, is board certified by the American Board of Surgery and is a Fellow of the American College of Surgeons.

Contact Info

Phone: (478) 633-1458

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840 Pine Street, Suite 750
Macon, 31201

Procedures Performed

  • Bariatric Revisions
  • Cholecystectomy (Gallbladder)
  • Colon Resection
  • Foregut Surgery
  • Gastric Bypass
  • Gastric Sleeve
  • GERD (Acid Reflux) Surgery
  • Hernia Repair


  • American Board of Surgery
  • American College of Surgeons
  • American Society for Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery
  • Center of Excellence
  • , Southeastern Surgical Congress (Fellow), Bibb County Medical Society (Board Member)

Insurance Accepted

  • *All major insurance providers


  • American Board of Surgery 2003; Recertified 2014


  • Undergraduate: University of Georgia, Honors Program; Athens, GA
  • Medical School: Medical College of Georgia; Augusta, GA
  • Internship: Ochsner Clinic and Hospital, General Surgery; New Orleans, LA
  • Residency: Ochsner Clinic and Hospital, General Surgery; New Orleans, LA

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