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View an Interactive Online Seminar

We offer an engaging, interactive webinar as a way to get an introduction to weight loss surgery and the options you have.

At the end of the presentation, please feel free to explore our site for more information. You can also request more information from our office such as diet information, pricing, and insurance verification.

Video Seminar

Where do I begin?

Our office recommends that any prospective patient first educate his or herself about weight loss surgery. Speak with your family as well as your primary care physician about your desires. Additionally, you may wish to consult someone who has had weight loss surgery in order to get a “first hand” perspective.

Once you have decided that weight loss surgery is right for you, visit our Register Now page, to begin the registration process. After downloading and completing the registration forms, email the completed form to tracy@weightloss-la.com. Someone from our office will then contact you to schedule an initial consultation with Dr. Bellanger.

Educate Yourself

As a treatment for severe obesity, weight loss surgery’s popularity is growing. When diet and exercise fail the more than 60 million Americans considered obese, surgery, for some, can literally be lifesaving. But it isn’t for everyone. While generally safe, bariatric, or weight loss surgery, has risks. And losing weight after bariatric surgery is far from automatic; it takes commitment to lifelong changes in eating patterns and lifestyle.

Benefits of Weight Loss Surgery

The primary benefit of weight loss surgery is easy to understand: weight loss!

  • The Vertical Sleeve Gastrectomy causes an average loss of 61% of excess weight.
  • Gastric bypass surgery causes an average loss of 61% of excess weight.
  • Gastric banding surgery causes slightly less — an average of 47% of excess weight lost.

Improvements in general health are also common. Obesity-related medical conditions usually improve or even go away after weight loss surgery, including:

  • Diabetes
  • Severe arthritis
  • Obstructive sleep apnea
  • High blood pressure

About 95% of people report improved quality of life after weight loss surgery. Some studies also suggest people live longer after weight loss surgery, compared to equally obese people who do not have surgery.

Read more at: http://www.webmd.com/diet/guide/is-weight-loss-surgery-right-for-you


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“Dr. Bellanger was completely professional and seemed compassionate to my situation. He has always been pleasant to deal with. He completed my surgery with no complications. Dr. Bellanger and his staff are always friendly and very supportive. They answered all my questions and gave me plenty of information on top of what I asked. I had no doubts or fears going into surgery.
I do not have any complaints at all. I have no trouble recommending Dr. Bellanger and his staff to anyone in need of this type of surgery.”
Chris, Baton Rouge, LA