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5 out of 5 stars Orbera Intragastric Balloon
Excellent very informative, professionalism displayed from every staff member. Warm greetings upbeat monthly meetings!!
Undergraduate & Medical SchoolUndergraduate: BA, Tulane University
Medical: MD, LSU School of Medicine
Treatments offered at Acadiana Weight Loss Surgery
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Congratulations on your decision to become healthier! Many insurance companies require 3,6,9 and even 12 mo waiting periods. No evidence exists that... READ MORE
You are a candidate for Sleeve Gastrectomy! You can contact your insurance company and ask them if you have coverage. You can specifically request... READ MORE
Opinion on best weight loss surgery. I think a sleeve is my best choice. How long does it normally take to reach goal weight?
Most patients lose to goal weight in 12 months. Many patients continue to lose weight for an additional 6 months however at a much slower pace. I... READ MORE
Many insurance policies cover Bariatric Surgery. You need to contact your insurance company and ask if you have benefits. Be specific. Ask for them to... READ MORE
I am going to a 6 month management program for insurance before the sleeve. If I go under 35 BMI, will they refuse?
This is an ongoing issue with insurance companies. It varies State to State and policy to policy. In 20 years I haven't seen a patient denied for... READ MORE
Duodenal Switch is a great choice for revisional surgery after sleeve gastrectomy. This can be done laparoscopically. This requires usually one night... READ MORE
Great question. Unfortunately previous gastric surgery is a contraindication for placement of intra gastric balloon including Orbera. Most fully... READ MORE
Patients usually spend one night in the hospital after the procedure. Our patients are able to walk within a couple of hours of the procedure. Most... READ MORE
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