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'1000-Lb Best Friends': Dr Charles Procter's fate landed him in surgery despite his dislike, know everything

TLC star Dr Charles Procter Jr was the first surgeon in Georgia to perform robotic-assisted cholecystectomy
'1000-Lb Best Friends' star Dr Charles Procter Jr (Instagram/@charlesproctermd)
'1000-Lb Best Friends' star Dr Charles Procter Jr (Instagram/@charlesproctermd)

ATLANTA, GEORGIA: '1000-Lb Best Friends' doctor Dr Charles Procter Jr has become quite a familiar face on TLC. Hailing a long list of experiences, Dr Procter has become one of the most famous bariatric surgeons. Combining the real and reel life, the '1000-Lb Best Friends' star helps people not only heal physically but mentally as well.

With '1000-Lb Best Friends' Season 2 being on the corner, fans are eagerly looking forward to what's waiting ahead. Dr Procter has been helping best friends Vanessa Cross, Meghan Crumpler, Tina Arnold, and Ashley Sutton for a long time now. With the first season receiving rave reviews and Dr Procter becoming the spine of the show, fans have been wanting to know more about him. Keep reading to know everything about the '1000-Lb Best Friends' doctor.


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Who is '1000-Lb Best Friends' star Dr Charles Procter Jr.?

Dr Procter Jr was born on January 10. And, as of 2022, he has turned 50. But, the doctor still has the glamor of youthfulness on his face. He describes himself on social media as a "Weight loss surgeon focused on the restoration of body and mind." The doctor holds a specialty in health and beauty. Dr Procter Jr is one of the few famed doctors in Atlanta, Georgia. Procter Jr works with Beltline Health Weight Loss Solutions and is one of its founding members. As per his bio on the website, he is the "heart of Beltline Health." Dr Procter Jr excels in "providing caring, compassionate, and expert resources to those hoping to lose weight and live a happier, healthier life." Moreover, Procter Jr is one of the nation's top bariatric surgeons. He is among very few doctors who have expertise in "minimally-invasive techniques and robotic-assisted surgery practices." 

Procter Jr was the first surgeon in Georgia to perform robotic-assisted cholecystectomy. He was also the first to fully perform fully robotic bariatric surgery. He excels also in "sleeve gastrectomy, Roux-en Y gastric bypass, and duodenal switch surgeries." 


According to the reports, Dr Procter Jr never had any intention or interest in the medicine line. The reality star's father was also one of the most renowned bariatric surgeons. While growing up, he saw his father work late hours and do extremely hard work to make a career. Seeing the hardship, he decided to never enter the same field, but fate had something else written for him. At first, he was attracted to Russian politics and the cultural landscape. But, slowly his interest diverted toward medicine. He got himself enrolled in a pre-medical program at the University of Georgia. Later, he took admitted to the Medical College of Georgia School of Medicine. After graduation, Dr Procter Jr completed residencies in general surgery at Greenville Hospital System.

During the start of his career, Dr Procter Jr had his eyes set on trauma surgery. However, his father played a major role in his life for the shift of interest. He indeed began practicing surgery in 2007. 


Dr Procter Jr is married to Dr Nirali Patel, a dentist. Together they have three sons. They are a great cheerer of the Georgia Bulldogs football team. 

Dr Charles Procter Jr career with TLC

Dr Procter Jr was first seen on TLC in 2018 on 'Family By the Ton.' After slowly making his name in the real world, he switched to '1000-Lb Sisters' where he focussed on the weight loss journey of Tammy and Amy Slaton. He was later featured on '1000-Lb Best Friends' and 'Too Large.' Now, the doctor is all set to appear in '1000-Lb Best Friends' Season 2. 

In the sneak peek clip of '1000-Lb Best Friends' Season 2, we see Dr Procter Jr helping four fat and fabulous best friends. Dr Procter Jr will be seen comforting and helping out Meghan with her mental trauma. She has been hesitant to return to the doctor's office fearing that her weight loss journey will be seen as a failure. Dr Procter Jr claims in the teaser, "One of my main goals with Meghan has been trying to get her to take ownership of her own health care." 


'1000-Lb Best Friends' Season 2 released on January 4, 2023, at 10 pm ET on TLC.