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Surgical Weight Loss: Is Today Your Day?

Did you know that 65 percent of adults in Louisiana are obese or overweight? For many obese adults, successful long-term weight loss might seem like an unattainable goal. Patients at Glenwood know it doesn’t have to be that way.

By providing education, resources, and one-on-one coaching, the surgical weight loss team at Glenwood Regional Medical Center is able to help patients lose weight and keep it off – the healthy way.

Take our free weight loss assessment to see if you’re a good candidate for bariatric surgery.

Free Weight Loss Surgery Seminars

Our team believes that healthy lifelong weight loss begins with education. If you’re tired of yo-yo dieting, as well as the emotional rollercoaster of weight loss and weight gain, then we encourage you to register for one of our free weight loss seminars.

Register Online or by calling 318-322-1339


According to recent data, three out of every 10 adults in Louisiana are obese and 65 percent of adults are obese or overweight. Obesity keeps many people from living their life with freedom, energy, and passion. Furthermore, obese adults have 36 percent higher medical expenditures per year compared to adults in a normal weight range.

Learn More about BMI and why it is important

LAP-BAND® Adjustable Gastric Banding

Adjustable gastric banding is a safe and healthy weight loss procedure that helps patients achieve long-term weight loss goals. In this procedure, the surgeon places a band around the upper part of the stomach, effectively reducing the stomach’s size so that patients are able to eat smaller meals while still enjoying a sense of fullness. The procedure is adjustable and reversible.

Learn more about your adjustable gastric banding options

Sleeve Gastrectomy

Vertical sleeve gastrectomy is a permanent, non-reversible procedure in which 75 percent of the stomach is removed. The result is a stomach that’s similar in shape to a banana. Patients who undergo this procedure also enjoy a sense of fullness from very small meals.

Learn more about your sleeve gastrectomy options

For More Information

Call  318-388-1956 to speak with Charlene Smith, Glenwood’s Bariatric Coordinator.  Charlene will take time to answer your questions and see if bariatric surgery is right for you. You may also email Charlene at



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