Weight Loss Options

The Vertical Sleeve Gastrectomy (VSG) is the newest surgical procedure available to help severely overweight patients lose weight. The Vertical Sleeve Gastrectomy (VSG) is the restrictive portion of the Duodenal Switch Procedure. The duodenal switch procedure is…

Gastric Bypass surgery makes the stomach smaller and allows food to bypass part of the small intestine. The most common bariatric surgery in the United States is a Roux-en-Y Gastric Bypass. The stomach is made smaller by creating a pouch at the top of…

For many patients LAP-BAND® surgery is an effective, minimally-invasive tool for assisting in weight loss. However, in some cases patients who choose gastric banding find they are not achieving their weight loss goals or they may develop…

If you have tried other methods of losing weight and have been disappointed with the results or had a hard time maintaining them over time, you are not alone. There are many others out there who, just like you, are frustrated and looking for a safe, sensible solution to achieve lasting weight loss.

It is estimated that over 120 million people in the United States are suffering from the serious physical and emotional effects of obesity – that’s almost 65% of the population. They, too, have struggled with endless fad diets and weight loss medications only to find the scale back at the place it started…or even higher.

Finally, there is a better way. Advances in medical technology now offer effective surgical solutions, which can enable you to triumph over obesity once and for all. While each of the different procedures currently available produces weight loss results, some have substantially greater risks than others.

At Surgical Clinic of Louisiana, we offer multiple surgical options based upon the individual needs and circumstances, including the Sleeve Gastrectomy, Gastric Bypass, and revision of LapBand surgery.

Hello, my name is Yolanda, and I would like to share with you a procedure that is working for me and turning my life around for a healthier me…

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By the time I reached 19 years of age, I weighed over 370 pounds. As a result of my obesity, I developed severe hip destruction, eventually requiring surgery.

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