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Bariatric Surgery

Making the Choice for Better Health 

Weight loss surgery is not only a way to drop pounds, but it is also a way to improve your ability to participate in physical and recreational activities, your social and economic opportunity, and your overall sense of well-being.

In addition to the weight that can be lost through bariatric surgery solutions, many health conditions can be improved or reversed such as:

  • Diabetes
  • Hypertension (High blood pressure)
  • Hyperlipidemia (high cholesterol and high triglycerides)
  • Obstructive sleep apnea
  • Cardiovascular Disease
  • Depression
  • GERD
  • Stress Urinary Incontinence
  • Venous Stasis Disease

Bariatric Surgery Locations Near You

Types of Bariatric Surgery

Each patient's needs are different. That's why we offer a wide range of bariatric surgical procedures. While all these options have been proven effective, only your doctor can tell you which surgery may be right for you. Bariatric surgery is typically considered either a restrictive procedure that reduces food intake or a malabsorptive procedure that alters digestion.

Your surgeon or bariatric educator will discuss in detail with you what type of bariatric surgery is right for you.

Our Accreditations

Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery Accreditation and Quality Improvement Program (MBSAQIP)

Blue Distinction Centers

The Franciscan Missionaries of Our Lady Health System is comprised of medical centers which are recognized by the Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery Accreditation and Quality Improvement Program (MBSAQIP), a joint program of the American College of Surgeons (ACS) and the American Society for Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery (ASMBS) as Comprehensive Centers for weight loss surgery.

Accreditation verifies that the bariatric surgery-designated facilities meet the highest standards for patient safety and quality of care.

The following centers are accredited:

Blue Distinction Centers

Blue Distinction Centers (BDC) are nationally designated healthcare facilities that meet overall quality measures for patient safety and outcomes, developed with input from the medical community. Blue Distinction Centers+ (BDC+) also meet cost measures that address consumers’ need for affordable healthcare. To receive a Blue Distinction Center+ for Bariatric Surgery designation, a healthcare facility must demonstrate success in meeting patient safety as well as bariatric-specific quality measures, including complications and readmissions. A healthcare facility must also have earned national accreditations at both the facility level and the bariatric care-specific level, as well as demonstrate better cost efficiency relative to its peers.

The following are Blue Cross Distinction Centers:

The following is a Blue Distinction Center+:

United Healthcare Center of Excellence for Bariatric Surgery

The following is a United Healthcare Center of Excellence:

Bariatric Surgery Support Groups

Our groups provide a supportive and educational community where patients feel comfortable to share their weight loss journey. Each gathering will have a topic which includes, but is not limited to dietary changes, meal planning exercise and fitness, goal setting and recipe swaps.

Support Group in Lafayette

Support Group in Baton Rouge

More About Weight & Nutrition Services

Our health system offers a full range of weight loss options, both surgical and non-surgical, to treat obesity.

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