According to a 2018 report, the Gulf Coast has some of the highest obesity rates in the country. In fact, Louisiana is #5, Alabama is #2 and Mississippi is #1 nationwide.* Fortunately, Ochsner is home to one of the most experienced and comprehensive surgical weight loss programs in the region. The Bariatric Surgery Program at Ochsner Medical Center - Jefferson Highway was the first institution in the country to receive accreditation from the Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery Accreditation and Quality Improvement Program. Moreover, Bariatric Surgery is also offered at Ochsner locations in Baton Rouge and on the Northshore (Slidell).
Ochsner Health is a system that delivers health to the people of Louisiana, Mississippi and the Gulf South with a mission to Serve, Heal, Lead, Educate and Innovate.