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Weight Loss Surgery

(228) 867- 4220 or weightloss@mhg.com

Weight Loss Surgery could save your life!

Considering weight loss surgery?

Then you may want to consider laparoscopic gastric sleeve surgery, a type of weight loss surgery shown to be highly effective and now available at Memorial Hospital. Contact us and we can help guide you through the process.

What is gastric sleeve surgery?

Memorial surgeons remove a large section of the stomach through small incisions in your abdomen, leaving a much smaller, banana-shaped “sleeve.”

How is this effective?

Weight loss after surgery can be fairly rapid. Removing this much of your stomach helps you in several ways: you cut down on portion sizes, feel less hungry, and stay full longer. You will find that you often can only eat very small amounts of food at a time. And since the stomach actually produces a hunger hormone, greatly reducing its size could make you feel far less hungry.

What are the advantages?

If you follow specific dietary, exercise and vitamin instructions, this procedure can greatly benefit your overall health. It can be especially helpful if you have type II diabetes. The less body mass you have, the less insulin you need, so you may be able to produce enough insulin on your own for your smaller body mass, and as a result, have normal blood sugar. In some instances, it has been shown to eliminate diabetes altogether. The surgery has also helped to bring blood pressure back to normal levels.

Is gastric sleeve surgery the first step to your new life?

Ask your doctor if you are a candidate.

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Call 228-867-4220 or email weightloss@mhg.com for more information!

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Balloon weight loss system

Diet and exercise not enough?

If you’ve struggled unsuccessfully to shed 15-25 stubborn pounds, Memorial’s gastric balloon weight loss system might be the answer you’re looking for. A team of trained Memorial specialists steer you through a comprehensive program focused on portion control and long-lasting healthy lifestyle changes to produce dramatic weight loss in only six months.

What is a gastric balloon?

The core of the program is the gastric balloon procedure starting with an evaluation by one of our gastroenterologists. The procedure consists of appropriate sedation followed by the insertion of a sterile water-filled silicone balloon through your mouth and into your stomach. Once it is in place, the balloon is inflated to the size of a full meal. The feeling of being full helps you make better decisions about what and how much to eat. Six months later, the balloon is endoscopically removed.

How does it feel?

The gastric balloon makes you feel very full with a small meal. Otherwise, you don’t know it’s there. If you are like some people who need a few days to adjust to the balloon, you may experience mild discomfort initially. This can be managed by your physician until it goes away.

What are the advantages?

The gastric balloon system has helped literally hundreds of thousands lose stubborn fat while improving health conditions such as blood pressure, cholesterol and diabetes. The average patient lost three times the weight achieved with diet and exercise alone. While weight loss is rapid (mostly in the first three months) and the balloon is removed after six months, the program continues with 12 months of coaching and training to help you learn how to keep the weight off long term.

Meet our physicians

  • John D. McKee III, MD, FACP
  • Alfred E. McNair Jr., MD
  • Navin Barot, MD

Memorial Hospital at Gulfport
4500 Thirteenth Street | Gulfport
(228) 575-2700

Memorial Surgery Center
3882 Bienville Blvd. | Ocean Springs


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