Meet the Staff
The Georgia Coast Surgical staff consists of our surgeon, Dr. Kent, our Practice Administrator/Bariatric Coordinator, our nurse, and a staff who will work hard to provide “Five Star” service to our patients. We perform our surgery at Southeast Georgia Health Systems, Brunswick Campus, formerly an American Society of Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery Center of Excellence and a Blue Cross Blue Shield Blue Center of Distinction for Bariatric Surgery. We also perform surgery on selected patients at the local ambulatory surgery center, Premier Surgery Center. Both facilities have personnel equipped and skilled to provide the latest and safest techniques and methodologies in caring for all of our patients. We pride ourselves on providing superior preoperative preparation and postoperative care.
Meet Our Practice Manager
Barbara Jacobs, Practice Manager
Barbara joined the Georgia Coast Surgical team in August 2014 as our Practice Manager, Financial Coordinator and Insurance Specialist. Barbara’s years of experience in the medical field and in corporate management made her a good fit for GCS. Barbara is a proud native Texan, born and raised in Austin and an avid Texas Longhorn fan! Barbara has two grown children, and four adorable grandchildren (who are the love of her life) along with her beloved Rottweiler/Lab mix Max.
“I love being a part of the GCS team and working with an amazing group of people. I know how confusing the insurance and financial side can be so I’m here to help you navigate through it. Our goal here is to help you reach YOUR GOAL.”
Kelley Royer, RN
Kelley Royer is a registered nurse who has worked as a neonatal intensive care nurse for the past 18 years with additional experience in plastic surgery and now specializing as a SkinCeuticals Skin Care Specialist and Aesthetic Consultant with Glow Coastal Georgia Coast Surgical & Med Spa. Kelley is married with 4 children and resides in Jekyll Island, GA
“I have very much enjoyed being a part of the Georgia Coast Surgical team. It gives me the opportunity to visit with our patients, try to help and offer support to them when needed and celebrate with them in their successes.”
Suzanne came to work with us in 2004 as a part-time nurse. She is a native of Houston, TX and is a graduate of the University of Texas School of Nursing, Health Science Center at Houston. Prior to coming to Georgia Coast Surgical, Suzanne had three years of nursing experience in Cardiothoracic Surgery working in CV-ICU and in research. She and her family moved to Glynn County in 2001. Suzanne is a graduate of CoolSculpting University as a CoolSculpting Specialist and certified in BTL Vanquish ME and BTL Cellutone treatments.
Administrative Assistant, Certified CoolSculpting Specialist
“As a Lap Band patient myself, I enjoy sharing my journey with others.” Tammy joined the GCS team in 2017 as Administrative Assistant and brings a wealth of clinical experience from a variety of medical settings. She will be the first smiling face you meet when you arrive at our office! Tammy is a graduate of Coolsculpting University as a CoolSculpting Specialist and certified in BTL Vanquish ME and BTL Cellutone treatments.