Weight Loss Support Services
All of our patients are encouraged to participate in our support groups. These meetings are offered by West Jefferson Medical Center and are conducted by members of our bariatric surgery center team including coordinators, nutritionists and dieticians, exercise trainers, physical therapists, counselors, and others. Our coordinators will be happy to provide you with details concerning time and location of meetings.
Mental health services are available to each patient based upon physician assessment, patient history and insurance requirements. A referral can be made by the surgeon pre-operatively and or post-operatively.
A list of psychologists and contact information will be provided by the surgeon. To learn more call the West Jefferson Medical Center Behavioral Medicine Center at (504) 349-2440.
Bariatric Support Groups
Lap-Band/Gastric Bypass/Gastric Sleeve Support Group – Free support group hosted by the West Jeff Fitness Center – Marrero location.
Fourth (4th) Monday of the month at 6:30 pm. Call (504) 348-0055 for more information.
Insurance and Financing
Considering the life-altering experience of Weight Loss Surgery?
We are dedicated to providing you with the long-term post-operative care and support necessary to help you maintain the lifestyle changes that will enable you to achieve the best weight loss results.
Our weight loss program includes comprehensive post-op care from both LAP-BAND® surgery and gastric bypass. The key to successful surgical weight loss program includes caring bariatric coordinators, positive support groups, comprehensive nutritional services and fundamentals, and access to full-service fitness centers.