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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 the Ouachita Community Hospital Weight Loss Center 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 and Ouachita Community Hospital 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. 

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 in West Monroe. 

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 in West Monroe.


Free Weight Loss Surgery Seminars at Ouachita Community Hospital

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 at Ouachita Community Hospital.

Seminars are led by a bariatric surgeon, bariatric nutritionist, and program coordinator. Topics covered include: 

  • Types of weight loss surgery.
  • Preparing for weight loss surgery.
  • Diet after weight loss surgery.
  • … and more!

Register Online or by calling 318-388-1956.

Is a weight loss seminar right for you? Take the first steps by using our BMI calculator. 


Post-Weight Loss Plastic Surgery Procedures

After experiencing successful bariatric surgery, many patients return to our team for abdominoplasties and brachioplasties. These procedures are performed by a plastic surgeon specialized in treating patients who have experienced significant weight loss.

·      Abdominoplasty: Also known as a “tummy tuck,” this procedure involves the removal of excess skin and fat from the middle and lower abdomen.

·      Brachioplasty: This procedure involves the removal of excess skin and fat from the upper arms.


For more information about the Ouachita Community Hospital Weight Loss Center, please call 318-388-1956. Or, set up a free consultation by calling 1-877-726-WELL