Weight Loss Center

The Baptist North Mississippi Weight Loss Center is accredited by the American Society for Metabolic & Bariatric Surgery (ASMBS) as a Bariatric Surgery Center of Excellence. Dr. Dan Shell, certified by The American Board of Surgery, has joined the staff to help with reconstructive surgery.

Obesity in the United States has reached epidemic proportions, with more than 68 percent of our population now overweight. More Americans are eating out, and many tend to put convenience and taste ahead of nutritional content. Being overweight and obese are known risk factors for diabetes, heart disease, stroke, hypertension, gallbladder disease, degeneration of cartilage and bone joints, sleep apnea and some forms of cancer.

Body Mass Index (BMI)

The Baptist Weight Loss Center offers options to help individuals whose Body Mass Index (BMI) indicates they are either overweight or obese.

BMI is the height-to-weight ratio of an individual and is determined by a mathematical formula. A BMI of 25-29.9 indicates an individual is overweight. A BMI of 30 or greater indicates an individual is obese, and a BMI greater than 40 is morbidly obese. Visit the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) BMI page to calculate your BMI.

Surgical Procedures

Surgical options such as laparoscopic banding, laparoscopic gastric bypass and sleeve gastrectomy are all available at Baptist North Mississippi. For more information, please all 1-800-976-5589.

How do I learn more about surgical weight loss options?

Individuals interested in learning more about surgical solutions for weight loss are encouraged to attend one of the free education seminars hosted by Dr. Michael King and Dr. Walker Byars or call

Contact Us

Baptist Memorial Hospital-North Mississippi

2301 South Lamar
Oxford, MS 38655



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