Weight Loss Surgery:
Tulane Medical Center is proud to support a multidisciplinary team of healthcare specialists that are dedicated to the well being of the overweight population. This team consists of a surgeon with advanced training in weight loss surgery, a medical physician who helps treat diseases associated with obesity, dietitian, and a bariatric nurse coordinator who are all dedicated to this patient population.
Being overweight is not something to be ashamed of, but rather it is a chronic medical condition that warrants both medical and surgical help. Bariatric surgery (or weight loss surgery) in selected populations gives these patients a chance to beat this disease. With obesity affecting over 67% of the adult population in the United States, you are not alone and Tulane is here to help.
The surgery is extremely safe and has a lower complication rate than a simple gallbladder removal. The surgery is done with small incisions to reduce the level of post-operative pain, and the hospital stay is short.
The process toward surgery:
Weight loss surgery is something we do not take lightly and not every patient will be a candidate. Our program offers state of the art care and will meet your needs every step of the way through this process toward a healthier life.
To request an appointment, contact the Bariatric Coordinator or Nurse at 504-988-5110
We look forward to meeting you and congratulating you on your first step on the path toward a healthier life.
Your Bariatric Team