Bariatric Seminars


2015 Weight Loss Surgery Seminars - New Orleans

Learn more about weight loss surgery options at Ochsner during our free seminars. Hear from a physician or physician assistant, RN and dietician. You’ll also have a chance to speak directly with the experts during a Q&A session.

Seminars are held at Ochsner Medical Center in the Brent House Conference Center: 2nd Floor, Lejeune, Caldwell and Burns Rooms.
Please call 504-842-2701 to RSVP or additional information.
All patients are required to attend a seminar before booking an appointment for a consultation.

Please note: As of June 20, 2014, the Bariatric Surgery Department at Ochsner Medical Center in New Orleans is not currently accepting new Medicaid patients.
We anticipate having availability to accept new Medicaid patients in 2015, but please check back here on our website for future updates.

We are currently accepting new patients with Medicare as your primary insurance and Medicaid as your secondary insurance.

Thank you for your understanding and support,
The Staff at the Bariatric Surgery Department at Ochsner Medical Center in New Orleans

2:00-3:30 p.m. 5:30-7:00 p.m.
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March 18 February 12
May 20 February 18
July 22 March 5
September 23 April 9
November 25 April 22
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2015 Surgical Weight Loss Support Groups - New Orleans

Support Groups are held in the Brent House Conference Center 2nd floor, from 5:30-6:30pm.
No registration required!
Please call 504-842-2701 for questions.

January 13
February 10
March 10
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May 12
June 9
July 7
August 11
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November 10
December 8


2015 Weight Loss Surgery Seminars - West Bank

The seminar includes:

  • An overview of surgical weightloss options
  • Before and after nutrition and exercise commitments
  • Indications for bariatric surgery
  • Post operative care
  • Question and answer session

Where: Ochsner Medical Center – West Bank Campus, 1st Floor River Room
When: 3rd Wednesday of each month
Time: 6:00 p.m.

Talk to your physician to find out if weightloss surgery is an option for you. Call 504-212-7036 for more information about the information process.

2015 Weight Loss Seminars - Baton Rouge

Our comprehensive weight management team provide an informational seminar on surgical and non-surgical weight loss options once a month at Ochsner Health Center – Baton Rouge, Summa Clinic, from 3:30-4:30pm. The seminar is free of charge and open to the public. Registration is requested for attending the seminar. Please call 225-761-5459.

February 3
March 3
April 7
May 5
June 2
July 7
August 4
September 1
October 6
November 3
December 1

Weight Loss Seminars - Slidell

Ochsner now offers bariatric surgery in Slidell.  Watch a video online from Dr. Gridley, click here.

Learn more about weight loss surgery options at Ochsner during our free informational seminar. Hear from our surgeon, Dr. Gridley and have a chance to ask your questions during a Q&A session.

Seminar will take place at: Ochsner Medical Center - North Shore

Call to RSVP: 985-639-3783

2015 Schedule

  • April 8
  • April 22
  • May 13
  • May 27
  • June 10
  • June 24
  • July 8
  • July 22
  • August 12
  • August 26
  • September 9
  • September 23
  • October 7
  • October 21
  • November 11
  • December 9
  • December16