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Weight Loss at LCMC Health

The LCMC Health Weight Loss Krewe

You’ve wanted to lose weight for years, but despite your best efforts, those pounds just won’t budge. The LCMC Health weight loss specialists in the greater New Orleans area understand that diet and exercise don’t help everyone successfully lose weight. Sometimes, weight loss, or bariatric, surgery is needed to help you reach—and maintain—a healthy weight.

Our weight loss teams are by your side the moment you walk through our doors, ready to provide you with the tools you need to succeed. When you come to LCMC Health, you have access to bariatric surgeons, behavioral health specialists, dietitians and nurse practitioners who work together to develop a weight loss plan that works for you.

Find a bariatric surgeon near you.

A program that starts you out on the right foot

When it comes to successful weight loss, we don’t believe one size fits all. We develop customized plans for every person in Louisiana who comes to us for help. We want to prepare you for success before and after your surgery, and we know just how to do it.

Our programs include:

  • Counseling for nutrition, emotional challenges and exercise
  • Education
  • Psychoeducational therapies
  • Support groups

Learn more about weight loss services near you:
University Medical Center
West Jefferson Medical Center
LCMC Health Tulane Weight Loss & Bariatric Surgery Center

Bariatric procedures to help you reach your goal weight

The bariatric surgeons at LCMC Health offer two forms of bariatric surgery:

Roux-en-y gastric bypass. Often referred to simply as gastric bypass, this procedure is one of the most common forms of weight loss surgery. Your weight loss surgeon creates a small stomach pouch and connects it to your small intestine. People who receive Roux-en-y gastric bypass generally lose 60% to 70% of their excess weight. In addition to shrinking the size of your stomach, gastric bypass causes hormone changes that help you feel less hungry.

Vertical sleeve gastrectomy. During this procedure, your bariatric surgeon removes about 80% of your stomach. People who have a sleeve gastrectomy lose around 50% to 60% of their excess weight. As with gastric bypass, the procedure causes changes in hunger hormones that help you eat less. Roux-en-y gastric bypass is a more involved procedure than sleeve gastrectomy, and sleeve gastrectomy may be better for people with certain medical conditions.

No matter which procedure your physician recommends for you, we’re with you from beginning to end. Our goal is to give you the education and tools you need to adapt to your new, healthier lifestyle and keep those pounds off once and for all.