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Is weight loss surgery right for me?

Candidate Profile You may be a candidate for obesity surgery if:

  • You have a BMI (body mass index) of 40 or more (about 80 pounds overweight for women, 100 pounds overweight for men)
  • You have a BMI between 35 and 40 and a serious obesity-related disease (such as diabetes, high blood pressure, high serum lipids, high cholesterol, asthma, sleep apnea, GERD, arthritis, or coronary artery disease)
  • You understand the lifestyle changes that weight loss surgery will require
  • You have been unsuccessful at maintaining weight loss through diet and exercise

Please reference the Ideal Body Weight Chart to determine if you are possibly obese or morbidly obese and a candidate for weight loss surgery.

Ideal Body Weight Chart


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“After I had surgery and changed my life style, I am now at 130 pounds. I am the healthiest and happiest I have been in years since Dr. Bellanger performed my gastric bypass. I wanted to lose 80-85 lbs. and I have lost 81.

My surgery was performed at Vista Surgical Hospital in Baton Rouge, their entire staff was extremely nice and understanding.”

Sue, Baton Rouge, LA