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Considering Surgical Weight Loss
The Surgical Weight Loss Center of Louisiana helps patients lose weight and keep it off. Our experienced surgeons specialize in the surgical treatment of clinically obese patients. We offer the Adjustable Gastric Band, Sleeve Gastrectomy, Abdominoplasties, and Brachioplasties.
Our program provides you with a multidisciplinary team to help maximize your results. Our team includes Dr. Henry Zizzi, bariatric surgeon; Dr. Stephan Maguire, plastic surgeon; Dr. Steven McMahan, family physician; a registered dietician, and a registered nurse.
By choosing to have surgery by the Surgical Weight Loss Center of Louisiana, you are choosing a program that is specifically tailored to meet your individual needs and weight loss goals. We believe in educating patients to make the lifestyle changes required for successful weight loss and we are committed to providing the support needed to lose the weight and keep it off.
If you have a Body Mass Index (BMI) of 40 or greater, a BMI of at least 35 with existing medical conditions, or have other health risks due to obesity call 1-877-726-9355 to schedule a free consultation.
Am I obese?
Answering this question may give you the courage you need to take the first step. Below are questions you can use to determine if you are morbidly obese and potentially a candidate for weight loss surgery.
- Are you more than 100 lbs. over your ideal weight?
- Do you have a Body Mass Index of over 40?
- Do you have a BMI of over 35 and are experiencing negative health effects
such as high blood pressure or diabetes, related to being severely overweight?
- Are you unable to achieve a healthy body weight for a sustained period of time,
even with medically supervised dieting?
Why is BMI important?
Your BMI or Body Mass Index is a mathematical formula that is determined by using your height and weight. BMI does not actually measure body fat, but generally correlates well with the degree of obesity. For example, a person of the same height and weighing 200 pounds would have a BMI of 31 and would be considered obese. For individuals with a combination of obesity and medical conditions such as cardiovascular disease, high cholesterol, type II diabetes, sleep apnea, and osteoarthritis, the health risk is greatly increased.
For more information regarding obesity and weight loss surgery please consider the following sites:
- obesityhelp.com - Resources and peer support for morbid obesity and weight loss surgery.
- asmbs.org - This link is for the American Society for Bariatric Surgery.
For more information or to schedule a free consultation, call our toll free Well Line at 1-877-726-WELL.