Tag: bariatric surgery mississippi

Are You a Candidate for Bariatric Surgery?

Bariatric surgery can be an excellent a tool to help you lose weight and reduce obesity-related comorbidities. If you’ve considered surgery in the past but waited because you weren’t sure if you qualified, you may be surprised to learn that patients have a wide variety of conditions and specific needs. There is no magic wand […]

The Benefits of Weight Loss Surgery

It’s no secret that many Americans struggle with obesity and weight loss, so it’s not surprising that the American Society of Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery reported that over 180,000 people opted for weight loss surgery in 2013. Medical evidence is stacking up in favor of bariatric surgery, too, as news headlines regularly report new studies […]

Why Are So Many People Obese? These Reasons Might Leave You Searching For More Options

Everyone points a finger at how and why someone becomes obese. Not surprisingly, we’re all looking for an explanation as to why over a third of the adults in the U.S. are obese. Consider the reason that gets lots of focus: overeating. Does overeating cause obesity? Or does obesity cause overeating? Consumption is the root […]


According to the American Heart Association (AHA) people with high levels of belly fat have a higher risk of numerous diseases, including diabetes. It’s true that genes can play a part in our shape and our weight, however certain lifestyle choices can alter the natural way our body gains weight. Research has shown that people […]

Dr. Michael Thomas Named to Prestigious 2013 Best Doctors In America® List

Dr. Michael Thomas has been named one of the Best Doctors in America® for 2013. This highly regarded list is assembled by Best Doctors, Inc. and audited and certified by Gallup®. Over 45,000 physicians in the United States were asked in a confidential review, “If you or a loved one needed a doctor in your […]

Could High Fat Diets Be Causing Your Inflammation?

It’s common to associate inflammation with arthritis and joint pain. But a recent finding gives us one more reason to watch what we eat! Research conducted at Methodist Hospital in Houston found that fat tissue can become inflamed, causing numerous health problems for overweight and obese people. More importantly, certain diets, like those high in […]

American Medical Association Classifies Obesity As a Disease

At their Annual Meeting in Chicago this week, the AMA (American Medical Association) took an unprecedented step and officially endorsed obesity as a disease. This came as a surprise to many as the vote from the AMA’s House of Delegates went against the Association’s Council on Science and Public Health.

The Long Term Benefits of Gastric Banding

At Surgical Specialists of Louisiana and Mississippi, we specialize in a wide range of weight loss procedures. Adjustable gastric banding, (often referred to as Lap-Band) is another excellent tool to help patients lose weight. Research has shown that on average, patients lose 45 to 55% of their excess body weight. Lap-Band surgery has been performed […]

Body Image After Weight Loss Surgery

It’s not uncommon that after bariatric surgery, many patients who experience weight loss discover that along with a need to change their wardrobe, they may also need to change the way they view themselves. As you grow closer to your ideal weight, an important step toward embracing your new lifestyle is developing a healthy body […]