Lafayette Bariatric Surgeon
1000 W. Pinhook, Ste. 310
Lafayette, Louisiana 70503 US
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5 out of 5 stars Orbera Intragastric Balloon

bmi 49 not good - Lafayette, LA

Excellent very informative, professionalism displayed from every staff member. Warm greetings upbeat monthly meetings!!

*Your results may vary. Any specific claims or permanence length of results vary for each patient and are not guaranteed.

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Board-certified by the American Board of Surgery - General


American Society for Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery (ASMBS)


  • Undergraduate & Medical School

    Undergraduate: BA, Tulane University
    Medical: MD, LSU School of Medicine

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Can I override my insurance requirements for gastric sleeve? I'm 230 lbs, 30 years old.

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

Gastric sleeve. How do I even begin this process? And how do I know if my insurance will cover it?

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

Does insurance pay for the gastro surgery?

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

Is ok to have the ds 4 years later after the gastric sleeve?

Duodenal Switch is a great choice for revisional surgery after sleeve gastrectomy. This can be done laparoscopically. This requires usually one night... READ MORE

Can I have the Gastric Balloon 10 years post RNY bypass?

Great question. Unfortunately previous gastric surgery is a contraindication for placement of intra gastric balloon including Orbera. Most fully... READ MORE

How long is the recovery after surgery for a gastric sleeve?

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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