Weight Loss Surgery

Surgical Clinic of Louisiana

General Surgery & Bariatric Surgery located in Marrero, LA

Modern weight loss surgery is one of the safest and most effective ways to lose weight if you’re severely overweight or obese. With the help of leading bariatric surgeon David C. Treen, Jr., MD, FACS, FASMBS, and his specialized team at Surgical Clinic of Louisiana, you have plenty of options for weight loss surgery. This state-of-the-art clinic is conveniently located in Marrero, Louisiana, near Woodmere, Estelle, Harvey, and Westwego. If you’re ready to schedule your weight loss surgery consultation, call the office or book a visit online.

Weight Loss Surgery Q & A

Surgical Clinic of Louisiana

Am I a candidate for weight loss surgery?

With so many different types of weight loss surgeries available, you have several options for dropping excess weight. Determining if you’re a candidate for weight loss surgery just depends on how much excess weight you carry and if you have any obesity-related diseases.

Generally, you might be a candidate for weight loss surgery if you have a body mass index (BMI) in the obese range of at least 40.0 or higher. But you could also be a candidate if you have a BMI in a range between 30.0-39.99 if you have been diagnosed with:

  • Metabolic syndrome
  • Type 2 diabetes
  • Heart disease
  • Gallbladder disease
  • Certain types of cancer

It’s important to have a comprehensive medical evaluation before deciding on any type of weight loss surgery to ensure weight loss surgery is right for you.

Which weight loss surgery is best?

The best type of weight loss surgery depends on how much weight you need to lose and any related chronic conditions you may have. Many men and women have lost an extensive amount of body weight — and kept it off — by having:

  • Sleeve gastrectomy
  • LAP-BAND® surgery
  • Gastric bypass
  • Duodenal switch
  • Gastric balloon

Some weight loss surgeries are permanent, while others are reversible, so you need to spend time with your bariatric surgeon to determine which surgery is ideal for your needs.

How much weight can I lose after weight loss surgery?

What makes Dr. Treen and his team unique is their comprehensive approach to weight loss surgery. They work diligently to ensure you reach your weight loss goals, whether you need to lose 50 pounds, 250 pounds, or more.

Not only can you expect preoperative counseling before your surgery, the team also supports you every step of your journey after surgery by offering:

  • Nutritional counseling
  • Emotional support
  • Continued medical monitoring and treatment

The team believes that by supporting you every step of the way, you’re more likely to lose the weight and learn to keep it off for good.

Get started on your weight loss journey at Surgical Clinic of Louisiana by calling or booking a visit online.