Lafayette Bariatric Surgeon
802 East Farrel Rd
Lafayette, Louisiana 70508 US
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Mass Upper Left Side - San Diego, CA

Dr.Olson performed my surgery I tried going good back to her for fills and was told they don't do that anymore and could not refer me elsewhere- I have been jumping around looking for somebody qualified I live in a small Valley and hardly anybody does it

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Board Certifications

Board-certified by the American Board of Surgery - General


American Society for Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery (ASMBS)

Hospital Privileges

Dr. Cunningham has hospital affiliations at Regional Medical Center of Acadiana, Our Lady of Lourdes, and Lafayette Surgical Specialty Hospital.


  • Undergraduate & Medical School

    Medical: MD, LSU School of Medicine
  • Post-Medical School Training

    Residency: General Surgery, LSUHSC-Shreveport
    Fellowship: Advanced Laparoscopic Surgery

Treatments offered at Surgical Specialists of Louisiana

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I saved enough to have the sleeve done, but am concerned about the cost of potential complications.

You need to select a surgeon who uses BLIS. It is complication insurance for self-pay patients. The price for the policy is built in to our self-pay... READ MORE

Need a revision. Should it be sleeve or roux en y? (Photo)

Having done both, I usually encourage band patients who want a second operation to choose a gastric bypass. I don't find band to sleeve patients lose... READ MORE

I'm trying to figure out how to get Blue Cross to pay for the Gastric Sleeve?

Insurance companies either cover weight loss surgeries or they do not. If they cover, then the patient's BMI and associated health conditions dictate... READ MORE

What is the best Preop and post op protien drinks. What is a checklist of things I need when having surgery in Mexico?

These are questions you should be asking your surgeon and/or his office staff. This is just one of the many reasons to have weight loss surgery in the... READ MORE

Gastric Sleeve after lap band?

Band removal and conversion to sleeve is a good option. Be careful about the presence of GERD/heartburn. Sometimes such patients are best served with... READ MORE

Is there any pre surgery testing that needs to be done and if so what?

Standard for my patients is:- routine blood work- upper GI series- gallbladder ultrasound (if patient still has it)- psychologic testing or formal... READ MORE

Is it possible for me to have the sleeve done now after a failed VBG 14 years ago?

If you have undergone a VBG, then a sleeve is not a good choice. Gastric bypass is the best option. I have revised several VBG patients to gastric... READ MORE

How likely is scar tissue going to affect me when I have revision?

It should not be an issue. In fact, the safest route for patients like yourself is to remove the band first and perform a bypass or sleeve 3+ months... READ MORE

I have a BMI of 32. Can I have a sleeve?

A BMI between 30-34 is a candidate for weight loss surgery if traditional therapies have been unsuccessful. Sleeve is a great option. I cannot... READ MORE

Gastric Sleeve; changes for Food and constipation. Any suggestions?

Honestly, beef and pork are meats sleeve patients have issues with anyway and most avoid them. Softer meats such as fish and shellfish are better... READ MORE

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