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4720 S I-10 Service Road West, Suite 510
Metairie, Louisiana 70001 US
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A Real Special Physician - Slidell, LA

Dr. Moore is one of the nicest surgeons I have ever met. She takes time with you and shows real concern for her patients. She willingly answers all of your questions and you don't feel like she inching her way out the door while you are trying to get information. She has not performed my surgery yet but I feel very confident in her ability.

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

Personal Statement

I love using my skills as a bariatric surgeon to empower my patients to change their lives, to restore their confidence and to save them from the damage that obesity does to their health.

Board Certifications

Board-certified by the American Board of Surgery - General


American Society for Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery (ASMBS)

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We help patients with insurance approvals


  • Undergraduate & Medical School

    Undergraduate: BS, University of Alabama, 1992
    Medical: University of Alabama at Birmingham, 1997
  • Post-Medical School Training

    Residency: Louisiana State University Department of Surgery, 2002

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I need to lose 80 lbs with a BMI of 39, is the Gastric Balloon a good option? I ask this, as I am not wanting to do the sleeve?

A BMI of 39 has several treatment choices. You're in the range for the Orbera Intragstric Balloon, Lap-Band, or Sleeve Gastrectomy. Few patient lose... READ MORE

Can a person with a hiatus hernia have the Orbera fitted?

The muscle that you breathe with, your diaphragm, has a hole in it that your esophagus traverses as it goes from your mouth to your stomach. The... READ MORE

How much can I have added to my gastric band in one fill appointment?

There is no set protocol for the amount of fluid added to an adjustable gastric band at an office visit. The provider will speak to you about your... READ MORE

I was diagnosed with moderate gastroparesis. Can I be a good candidate for a Gastric Sleeve surgery ?

Gastroparesis causes the stomach to empty poorly. When someone needs to loose weight and loss has gastroparesis, the tried-and-true approach is... READ MORE

How long should you wait to drink alcohol after gastric bypass?

Alcohol and other liquids can be tolerated immediately after gastric bypass. Caution is important because it is a high calorie liquid and its... READ MORE

I had a slipped Lap band that had to be removed. Could I get a ORBERA Balloon?

Unfortunately, previous surgery on the stomach is an absolute contraindication to intragastric balloon placement. This refers to the organ the stomach... READ MORE

Can lap band be switched to sleeve?

I do these simultaneously if the band is not eroded. (Erosion is the very rare possible complication where the adjustable gastric band rubs a hole in... READ MORE

I am considering the gastric sleeve. One year post-op can you eat normal foods in moderation? What are portion sizes like?

One year after sleeve you can small amounts of regular foods. Your total meal is about 8 ounces or 1 cup. It is important to make healthy food choices... READ MORE

How is the Orbera intragastric balloon removed?

The Orbera intragastric balloon is removed endoscopically (through the mouth) in a process similar to the way in which it was placed. The salt water... READ MORE

How much weight can be lost with an Orbera balloon?

The average patient loses about 30 pounds with Orbera. We all know how averages are calculated however, that means some patients lose less and some... READ MORE

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