Experts in bariatric surgery since 2000, we have performed over 10,000 laparoscopic gastric bypass, adjustable gastric banding, gastric sleeve, duodenal switch,
and revisional surgeries.
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This procedure is performed under anesthesia without any external incisions into the body. This technique often results in fewer complications, less trauma, and shorter recovery time.
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Have you started to regain weight after
initial success from weight loss surgery?
Over time, the stomach pouch can stretch, and patients can eat more
before feeling full.
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“I was borderline hypertensive for 3 years and had vacillated with gaining and losing 150 pounds. The day after I learned that I was diabetic I had the gastric sleeve. I’ve lost 85 pounds and am a new person!”
Lost 85 pounds
“I had the gastric sleeve to resolve my diabetes and reduce my cancer risk. I’ve lost 80 pounds and gained back my self confidence in the process!”
Lost 80 pounds
The health aspects of it [gastric sleeve surgery] have been tremendous. People tell me I look great, and my response to that is, ‘Thank you. I feel great.’ I feel good about who I am. On the one-year anniversary I put something up on Facebook, a thank you for all the incredible support I had. I didn’t know it was going to go as crazy as it did!
Lost 140 pounds
Being thin is nice, but being healthier was my main goal. I want to see my children get older, and this worked for me. I’m no longer on medication for by blood pressure. It’s been a great success.
Lost 60 pounds
LAP-BAND® surgery has changed everything about my life. I’m more confident and more outgoing. I had a great first year at college. Finally, I can be me!
Lost 125 pounds
I would recommend the Surgical Specialists of Louisiana to anyone who is having health problems due to being overweight. The staff treated me with tremendous care right from the start and is still there for me today. I don’t think there is any type of scenario that you could give me now that would make me any happier than I am now. My only regret is that I didn’t do this sooner.
Lost 128 pounds
The LAP-BAND® surgery has changed my life unbelievably! It gave me the confidence to get out from behind my desk and go and meet the clients face to face, instead of just calling from a phone. I knew that I was beautiful on the inside and NOW I am beautiful on the outside as well, thanks to Dr. Lavin.
Lost 55 pounds
Gastric bypass surgery is the best thing that I have ever done for myself. I can now enjoy doing all of the activities that I once wanted to do, but did not like doing because of my weight: working out, shopping, public speaking, dancing, and living life to the fullest.
Lost 115 pounds
Whether you have 15, 50 or 150 pounds to lose, The Surgical Specialists of Louisiana offer a program to meet your needs. Our team of 7 board-certified surgeons performs minimally invasive weight loss surgery daily and provides lifelong follow-up care for our patients. The MyWeight medically supervised weight loss program helps patients create a personalized diet plan or get back on track after bariatric surgery. The Surgical Specialists of Louisiana have more experience than any other program in the region. Our unique, comprehensive approach to health and wellness is unmatched. Our 3 convenient office locations allow us to serve all of Louisiana.
also known as sleeve gastrectomy, is quickly becoming the most popular weight loss surgery in Louisiana. This minimally invasive, laparoscopic, procedure takes only one hour to perform and offers patients a quick recovery time. The gastric sleeve is a restrictive procedure; it limits the amount of food you can eat but doesn’t significantly alter the anatomy or reroute the intestines. Most sleeve patients report that they feel less hungry throughout the day and feel full after eating only a small amount of food. Current research has shown excellent results. Patients can lose up to 64% of their excess weight within 12 months and see improvements in their weight related health conditions. The surgeons at The Surgical Specialists of Louisiana perform numerous procedures daily.
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some patients may experience weight regain following their initial weight loss procedure. The Surgical Specialists of Louisiana are experts at Revisional Weight Loss Surgery which can be performed laparoscopically or endoscopically. If you have experienced inadequate weight loss, insufficient resolution of comorbidities or medical complications due to weight loss surgery you may be a candidate for either minimally invasive or incisionless revisional surgery.
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7015 Highway 190 East Service Road
Covington, LA 70433