Weight Loss Surgical Center of LA

We are Dedicated to our Patients Success

Congratulations! You have taken the first steps to controlling your weight problems.

Dr. Drake Bellanger and the Weight Loss Surgical Centers of Louisiana serve the Baton Rouge, Gonzales, New Orleans and southeastern Louisiana areas specializing in the latest techniques of weight loss surgery. These techniques include the Laparoscopic Vertical Sleeve Gastrectomy, Laparoscopic Adjustable Gastric Band and Gastric Bypass, as well as comprehensive diet management after your procedure for safe and optimal weight loss.

In cases where diet and exercise fail, weight loss surgery can offer the tools necessary to help patients achieve and maintain a healthy weight. Though weight loss surgery is not for everyone, it can be life changing when performed on the right candidate. Explore our web site for more information about the Lap Band System, Vertical Sleeve Gastrectomy, Gastric Bypass as well as the potential benefits of undergoing surgery.

Arriving in Baton Rouge in 1997, Drake Bellanger, MD was the first surgeon in the area to perform laparoscopic (key-hole surgery) weight loss surgery. more >>
Our office recommends that any prospective patient first educate his or herself about weight loss surgery. more >>
There are several key factors in determining if you are a candidate for weight loss surgery. learn more >>
After you have spent a considerable amount of time exploring the option of weight loss surgery, you will need to determine how to pay for the surgical procedure. more >>


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The Serious Solution for Weightloss

OPTIFAST® is committed to helping you manage your weight by making a healthy lifestyle a habit for life.

The OPTIFAST Program is a medically supervised weight management program that closely monitors and assesses progress towards better health and emotional well-being. The program, which usually lasts 12 weeks, utilizes a full meal replacement plan that transitions to self-prepared ‘everyday’ meals, in conjunction with comprehensive patient education and support.Details


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“Dr. Bellanger performed my Vertical Sleeve Gastrectomy in January. Before surgery, I weighed 253 pounds and was always tired, hungry, cranky and miserable. Today, I weigh 130 pounds and I am a whole new person!

I have endless amounts of energy, I feel great about myself, I am always happy…and best of all, I am not always hungry! Dr. Bellanger changed my life!”

Danielle, Baton Rouge, LA