Meet Our Experts in Bariatric Medicine

Srinivasa Gorjala,

Dr. Srinivasa Gorjala
Dr. Gorjala

Dr. Srinivasa Gorjala is a general/bariatric surgeon specializing in laparoscopic, endocrine, and bariatric surgery. Dr. Gorjala received his MD from New Jersey Medical School, completed his surgery training at the Medical College of Georgia, and started practice in 1997.

Dr. Gorjala has brought various surgical innovations to the Northside Hospital network, such as advances in thyroid and parathyroid surgery, including intraoperative parathyroid localization and assays. He has also brought a multi-disciplinary approach and a complete 360-care model to bariatric surgery. He uses the mini-invasive “single port” technique for the lap band surgery. Lifestyle magazine named him a “Top Doc” in 2007.

Benjamin J. Flink, MD, MPH

Dr. Flink

Dr. Benjamin Flink is a board-certified bariatric/general surgeon specializing in robotic surgery, gastric bypass, sleeve gastrectomy, single anastomosis duodenal-ileal bypass (SADI), bariatric revision surgery, hiatal hernia repair, anti-reflux surgery, achalasia treatment, inguinal hernia repair, and ventral hernia repair. Dr Flink is also board certified in obesity medicine.

Dr. Flink graduated from Duke University Medical School and completed his general surgery residency at Emory University.  While at Emory, he completed a quality improvement fellowship with the Veteran’s Affairs Quality Scholars Program and earned a Masters of Public Health from the Rollins School of Public Health.  He finished his training with an Advanced GI/MIS and Bariatric Fellowship at Stony Brook University.

Dr Flink is able to provide a comprehensive approach to weight loss offering both bariatric surgery and medical weight loss management.  He focuses on helping patients improve their weight and address other health conditions to improve the quality of their lives.

Dr. Flink chose to enter the bariatric and general surgery fields because he finds the work rewarding. He approaches his patients from a place of empathy and strives to deliver high quality innovative care. Dr Flink speaks both English and Spanish.

Jyoti Manekar, MD, FAAFP, DABOM.

Dr. Jyoti Manekar
Dr. Manekar

Dr. Jyoti Manekar is a board-certified family and obesity medicine specialist with more than 15 years of experience.

She provides specialized care for overweight and obese patients to combat the growing obesity pandemic, the leading cause of numerous illnesses and increasing health care costs.

Dr. Manekar wholeheartedly advocates for those grappling with obesity, recognizing that managing the condition extends beyond simplistic advice like “eat less and move more.” There is a complex science behind weight management, and she is dedicated to applying this science to achieve lasting results for her patients.

Dr. Manekar uses a multidisciplinary approach to help her patients to get to their best weight. Some of these tools include nutrition, physical activity, behavioral modifications, medications and surgery as needed. She firmly believes in creating personalized plans for each of her patients to target their unique needs.

She is a wife, mother and a compassionate doctor. She enjoys hiking, yard-work, traveling, reading and public speaking.

Nathaniel Lytle,

Dr. Nathaniel Lytle
Dr. Lytle

Dr. Nathaniel Lytle is a bariatric surgeon specializing in solid organ surgery, complex hernia repairs, and treating diseases of the esophagus and stomach.

Dr. Lytle received his MD from the University of Texas in San Antonio and then completed his residency at the University of Tennessee and a fellowship at the Emory University School of Medicine in Atlanta.

He is board certified in general surgery and a member of the Society of American Gastrointestinal and Endoscopic Surgeons, the American College of Surgeons, and the American Medical Association. Dr. Lytle brings experience in several of the most innovative and effective surgical procedures in the treatment of acid reflux, including cholecystectomy, complex abdominal hernia repairs and esophagus surgery, and the Linx® Reflux System.

Dr. Lytle also provides bariatric operative care, including adjustable gastric banding, gastric sleeve, gastric bypass, and non-surgical gastric balloons. Dr. Lytle’s specialization includes robotic surgery, single-site surgery, solid organ procedures, and thyroid/ parathyroid surgery.

He strives to provide the highest quality of care for each patient he sees.

Sujata Gill, MD, FACS

Dr. Gill

Dr. Sujata Gill is an established, board-certified and fellowship-trained surgeon who has joined Bariatric Innovations and General Surgery at the Northside Forsyth campus.

Dr. Gill graduated SUNY Buffalo, State University of New York School of Medicine. She completed her residency at Georgetown University Hospital, Washington, DC, and a Minimally Invasive Surgery Fellowship in Robotics/Bariatrics/Reflux/Upper Endoscopy at Emory University Hospital, Atlanta, GA

She is a Fellow of the American College of Surgeons. She has a passion for robotics and has been recognized as the highest volume and only female robotic surgeon from 2015-2022 by her previous health system. She has built a strong reputation in leadership, education, and women’s advocacy within the healthcare space. Dr. Gill provides excellence in patient care, outcomes, and experience through a team-based, quality-focused, and communicative surgical approach. She enjoys promoting community wellness by supporting patients in meeting their weight loss and other health goals.