Bariatric & General Surgery
Bariatric surgery, also known as weight loss surgery, is known to be one of the most effective and long-term treatment options for morbid obesity and many other related clinical conditions such as diabetes.
The American Society for Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery (ASMBS) recognizes several procedures as appropriate remedies in the treatment of clinically significant obesity including the LAP-BAND® System which limits caloric intake, Duodenal Switch surgery allowing the body to not absorb ingested calories, and Gastric Bypass surgery, a hybrid procedure that includes both restrictive and malabsorptive components.
Minimally Invasive Weight Loss Surgery
Bariatric surgery has continued to lead the way for a complete resolution of multiple medical conditions associated with obesity. The common procedures performed at AVALA Hospital are a simple one to two hour procedure that can result in the resolution of many common medical problems, as well as lead to wonderful weight loss improvements.
AVALA Hospital’s general physicians maintain the responsibility for the preoperative, operative, and postoperative management of our patients who fall under a broad spectrum or care for surgeries.
Our general physicians are highly trained in anatomy, physiology, epidemiology, immunology and pathology. Overseeing patient conditions that affect the alimentary tract, breast, endocrine system, abdomen (and its contents), skin and soft tissues.
We also offer the latest in laparoscopic general surgery for those patients not able to undergo traditional surgeries.
Bariatric Surgery Physicians
Thomas Lavin, MD
Surgical Specialists of Louisiana
Clinic Locations: Covington, Metairie