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 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.

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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 pricing, insurance verification, and completely register for your initial consultation with Dr. Bellanger. They may require you to attend a live, more in-depth seminar prior to or soon after your consultation.

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Vertical Sleeve Gastrectomy

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Weight Loss Surgical Centers
of Louisiana

16851 Jefferson Hwy
Suite 3A
Baton Rouge, La 70817

phone 225.771.8741
fax 225.771.8746


Information on this website represents general medical information from various sources and may not represent the actual practices of Dr. Bellanger.
Please consult your surgeon for more specific information.