Weight Loss Surgery

Since 2000, Singing River Health System and the South Mississippi Surgical Weight Loss Center have partnered to offer bariatric surgery along the Gulf Coast to those who are significantly overweight and need more help than traditional exercise and a diet can offer.

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Bariatric & Weight Loss Surgery Services for Patients on the Mississippi Gulf Coast

Mississippians facing obesity and weight issues are at risk of developing other diseases including diabetes, cardiovascular disease, hypertension, sleep apnea, and degenerative joint disease, all of which are major causes in premature death. Singing River Health Systems is working to help our patients with both surgical and educational programs.

Free Information Session

South MS Surgical Weight Loss Center offers an information session once a month at their Ocean Springs location as well as a 24/7 accessible seminar for those considering and/or planning to have weight loss surgery.

Surgical and Non-Surgical Options for Weight Loss

South Mississippi Surgical Weight Loss Center offers weight loss surgery procedures and non-surgical programs with guidance to help patients change their exercise and nutrition habits.

These procedures include:

  • Robotic-assisted Laparoscopic Gastric Sleeve (Sleeve Gastrectomy)
  • Robotic-assisted Laparoscopic Gastric Sleeve (Low BMI option)
  • Robotic-assisted Laparoscopic Gastric Bypass
  • Orbera Gastric Balloon

Our robotic-assisted procedures are performed using the latest in technology, the da Vinci® Xi surgical system.

They believe that education can help you get the best from your surgery. The center offers nutritional classes and dietary consults with each office visit. A monthly support group is offered to assist patients with their progress.

Frequently Asked Questions

Read an FAQ as Dr. William Avara goes over some Frequently Asked Questions about obesity, the benefits of bariatric surgery, and the recovery process.

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