Bariatric Surgery

The Surgical Weight Loss Program at Ochsner

Bariatric Surgery is a tool that aids in weight loss, resolution of co-morbid conditions and increased quality of life for patients. In order to achieve and maintain success following bariatric surgery, proper diet, vitamin supplementation and daily exercise are essential. Our staff have designed a nutrition binder that will help patients adhere to that success before and after surgery.

Click here to download Ochsner's Surgical Weight Loss Program's Nutrition Binder.

Ochsner Surgical Weight Loss Program Locations

 

Bariatric Surgery - New Orleans

This site is designed to serve as a tool to help you understand more about morbid obesity, weight reduction surgery, and the Surgical Weight Loss Program here at Ochsner in New Orleans, Louisiana. The mission of our Surgical Weight Loss Program is to improve the health of the population we serve by providing medical and surgical weight loss options and helping the individual achieve the highest quality of life possible.

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The Bariatric Surgery Program at Ochsner Medical Center has received accreditation from the American Society for Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery (ASMBS) and is recognized as an ASMBS Bariatric Surgery Center of Excellence (BSCOE).

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Besides helping you take those first steps towards a healthier life, we want to insure that our patients are fully educated and are able to make an informed decision before undergoing weight reduction surgery.In keeping with the mission of Ochsner, The Surgical Weight Loss Program has the following objectives:

  • Overcome the cultural bias towards the emotional and physical challenges of the morbidly obese
  • Educate health care workers to the causes of morbid obesity and how to care for the special needs of these patients
  • Help the patient address and treat the causes of morbid obesity
  • Provide long-term follow up and support for both patients undergoing surgical solutions or remaining on medical therapy
  • Provide a multi-disciplinary team approach to the management of morbid obesity through assessment, intervention, and patient education
  • To provide total patient care in a secure and comfortable environment
  • To improve the health and quality of life for the patient population we serve by committing the resources and effort necessary to develop the specialized knowledge and experience required for the successful treatment of morbid obesity

 

BLIS

BLIS

Drs. William Richardson and James Wooldridge are BLIS surgeons, (www.bliscompany.com).  Becoming a BLIS Surgeon is a very selective process as determined exclusively by BLIS.  This means that we meet very high standards of short term outcomes and long term patient success.   As a result of our approval by BLIS, we are able to participate in an innovative new insurance coverage which allows us to make a commitment to our self-pay patients that should a covered complication occur within certain time frames following surgery; our patients are not responsible for the costs associated with the care of that complication.  

** The complication protection is exclusively part of the package price you will pay for your weight loss surgery. We are happy to provide this benefit to our patients and ease your mind and your wallet in this important decision to have a life-saving surgery.

**Other terms and conditions apply; please contact our office and review the self-pay contract for further details about this program.

 

Bariatric Surgery - Baton Rouge

This site is designed to serve as a tool to help you understand more about morbid obesity, weight reduction surgery, and the Surgical Weight Loss Program here at Ochsner in Baton Rouge, Louisiana. The mission of our Surgical Weight Loss Program is to improve the health of the population we serve by providing medical and surgical weight loss options and helping the individual achieve the highest quality of life possible. Besides helping you take those first steps towards a healthier life, we want to insure that our patients are fully educated and are able to make an informed decision before undergoing weight reduction surgery.  In keeping with the mission of Ochsner, The Surgical Weight Loss Program has the following objectives:

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  • Overcome the cultural bias towards the emotional and physical challenges of the morbidly obese
  • Educate health care workers to the causes of morbid obesity and how to care for the special needs of these patients
  • Help the patient address and treat the causes of morbid obesity
  • Provide long-term follow up and support for both patients undergoing surgical solutions or remaining on medical therapy
  • Provide a multi-disciplinary team approach to the management of morbid obesity through assessment, intervention, and patient education
  • To provide total patient care in a secure and comfortable environment
  • To improve the health and quality of life for the patient population we serve by committing the resources and effort necessary to develop the specialized knowledge and experience required for the successful treatment of morbid obesity

Bariatric Surgery - West Bank

This site is designed to serve as a tool to help you understand more about morbid obesity, weight reduction surgery, and the Surgical Weight Loss Program at Ochsner Medical Center - West Bank Campus in Gretna, Louisiana. The mission of our Surgical Weight Loss Program is to improve the health of the population we serve by providing medical and surgical weight loss options and helping the individual achieve the highest quality of life possible.

Ochsner Medical Center - West Bank Campus

Besides helping you take those first steps towards a healthier life, we want to insure that our patients are fully educated and are able to make an informed decision before undergoing weight reduction surgery.In keeping with the mission of Ochsner, The Surgical Weight Loss Program has the following objectives:

  • Overcome the cultural bias towards the emotional and physical challenges of the morbidly obese
  • Educate health care workers to the causes of morbid obesity and how to care for the special needs of these patients
  • Help the patient address and treat the causes of morbid obesity
  • Provide long-term follow up and support for both patients undergoing surgical solutions or remaining on medical therapy
  • Provide a multi-disciplinary team approach to the management of morbid obesity through assessment, intervention, and patient education
  • To provide total patient care in a secure and comfortable environment
  • To improve the health and quality of life for the patient population we serve by committing the resources and effort necessary to develop the specialized knowledge and experience required for the successful treatment of morbid obesity