Baptist North Mississippi Weight Loss Center
At Baptist North Mississippi Weight Loss Center, we understand how difficult losing weight and creating a healthy lifestyle can be. We also know, success is possible through the many patients we’ve helped—just like you.
Our weight loss team includes bariatric surgeons, certified nurses, cardiologists, pulmonologists, psychologists, and dietitians. Together, we can help you overcome the barriers to losing weight and leading a healthier lifestyle.
At Baptist North Mississippi Weight Loss Center, our board-certified surgeons perform the gastric sleeve surgery. This procedure offers hope and can help promote significant long-term weight loss.
Am I a good candidate for surgery?
Making the decision to pursue weight-loss surgery begins with careful thought and professional guidance. Generally, we encourage patients to ask themselves the following questions:
- Am I more than 100 pounds overweight?
- Do I have a body mass index (BMI) of 40 or greater?
- Do I have an obesity-related condition such as type II diabetes, hypertension, sleep apnea or other respiratory disorders, non-alcoholic fatty liver disease, osteoarthritis, lipid abnormalities, gastrointestinal disorders, or heart disease?
- Am I willing to change my eating habits after surgery?
- Do I understand the risks and benefits associated with weight-loss surgery?
Giving you even more support
From your first inquiry to post-surgery, we are by your side. Maintaining a weight loss lifestyle begins with your initial commitment to a weight loss program. Our multiple services and continued guidance covers counseling, guest speakers, coaching and comprehensive care. All so you can maintain success.
- Pre-and post-operative support
From answering your initial questions to helping you adjust to a new lifestyle, we offer you continual support throughout the process. Prior to surgery, our patients undergo counseling from dietitians, physiatrists and/or psychologists. After surgery, we are able to provide support for you.
- Bariatric support group
Monthly support groups are offered on the first Tuesday of each month from 6:00 p.m. – 7:30 p.m., and patients are encouraged to attend both prior to and after surgery. We feature guest speakers, patients who have successfully undergone surgery and weight loss professionals who share knowledge and encouragement throughout the process.
Our specialists can help patients cope with the physical changes and cosmetic challenges that may occur with sustained weight loss.
- Nutrition and lifestyle counseling
Weight loss is a complex issue involving overwhelming emotions, ongoing challenges and personal habits. Beyond surgery, you have access to a nutritionist, psychologists and psychiatrists to help you maintain success.
How to begin
If you're hoping to find help with weight loss, we can help you get started. Even if you’re not qualified for surgery but are still struggling with your weight, our weight loss team can talk to you about all of our available support services.