2124 14th St. Meridian, MS 39301
Gastric Bypass in East Mississippi
Weight Loss Surgery
Obesity is the #1 health problem in the nation, with more than half of Americans overweight and roughly 12 million Americans suffering from morbid obesity. Weight-loss surgery is also known as bariatric surgery. If you're significantly overweight and want to make a lifestyle change, we can help.
Gastric bypass surgery involves different options to shrink the size of your stomach
Weight-loss surgery changes your ability to ingest and digest food
Several types of gastric bypass surgical procedures, including robotic assisted laparoscopic options, are available
Most patients can expect to lose 50-60% of excess body weight in the first year after the surgery, typically with an improvement in their overall health
Meridian Weight Loss Surgery
Our Experienced Bariatric Surgeon is Here to Help
Obesity is the #1 health problem in the nation, with more than half of Americans overweight and roughly 12 million Americans suffering from morbid obesity. If you're significantly overweight and want to make a lifestyle change, you may be a candidate for weight loss surgery.
About the Procedure
Candidates for Surgery
Ongoing Support

Gastric sleeve surgery is a surgical weight loss procedure that reduces the size of the stomach by about 75%. The decrease in stomach size causes patients to feel full sooner and may lower the production of hunger-inducing hormones, leading to significant long-term weight loss and health improvement.

Gastric sleeve surgery is performed laparoscopically through several small abdominal incisions which helps minimize pain and provide a faster recovery. The surgery lasts about an hour, and patients usually stay in the hospital for one to two days.

Most patients can expect to lose 50-60% of excess body weight in the first year after the surgery, and many see an improvement in chronic conditions and their overall health.

Surgery candidates should:

  • Have a Body Mass Index or BMI over 40
  • Have a BMI over 35 and are experiencing negative health effects, such as high blood pressure or diabetes, related to being overweight
  • Be more than 100 lbs. over your ideal body weight
  • And are unable to achieve a healthy body weight for a sustained period of time, even with medically-supervised dieting.
Dr. Andrea Goodwin, Obesity Medicine Specialist, works closely with patients who are considering this surgery to ensure they have the education, information and support they need to be successful. Patients receive individual consultations, participate in classes and have access to support groups to prepare them for the physical, mental and emotional changes that may occur.The Bariatric Surgery Support Group meets the second Thursday of every month at 5:45pm at Meridian Weight Management Center. The group is open to anyone who has had bariatric surgery.

Click here to learn about the benefits after weight loss surgery.

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