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Our Approach

CHRISTUS Ochsner Lake Area Hospital has designed a comprehensive program that provides surgical solutions and continued follow-up care for long-term weight loss success.

This surgery not only aids in weight loss, it can help improve or eliminate:

  • Diabetes
  • High blood pressure
  • Asthma
  • Acid Reflux Esophagitis

Weight Loss Surgery Seminars

Want to know more about weight loss surgery, your options and our procedures? Your first step is to watch our online bariatric seminar. Please click on the video link below to watch.

Online Weight Loss Surgery Seminar


Board Certified Bariatric Surgeons:

For surgeon contact information call 337-475-4716 and speak to the Bariatric Coordinator.

Pre-Surgery Nutrition Class:

For class dates and times call 337-475-4724 and speak to the Registered Dietician.

Must RSVP for a class prior to surgery.  For any nutrition assessment or consults with a registered dietician, physician referrals are needed.


Our Location

CHRISTUS Ochsner Lake Area Hospital
4200 Nelson Road
Lake Charles, Louisiana 70605

Request An Appointment

If This Is a Medical Emergency, Please Dial 911

NOTE: A representative from CHRISTUS Health will contact you between 8:30 am and 5:00 pm CDT to help you schedule an appointment.

  • What is Weight Loss Surgery
  • Roux-en-Y Gastric Bypass
  • Adjustable Gastric Banding (LAP-Band®)
  • Laparoscopic Sleeve Gastrectomy
  • Preparing for Weight Loss Surgery
  • Reverse Bariatric (Weight Loss) Surgery
  • Weight Loss Support Group

Our Team

James Parrish Central Louisiana Weight Loss Surger

James Parrish, M.D., F.A.S.C.

Bariatrics, Surgery