Our Approach

We are the region's only full-service hospital, including experienced ICU and cardiac specialists, that offers a weight loss surgery program. Losing enough weight after surgery can improve many medical conditions you might also have. Conditions that may improve are asthma, type 2 diabetes, high blood pressure, obstructive sleep apnea, high cholesterol, and gastroesophageal disease (GERD). Generally, people who are 100 pounds over their ideal weight or who have a body mass index (BMI) of over 40 may qualify for weight loss surgery. 

  • A nurse coordinator who assists with patients' physical and emotional needs before, during and after surgery
  • Board certified surgeon
  • Registered dietitians
  • Exercise physiologists
  • Fitness center exercise program
  • Home health services
  • Bloodless medicine services
  • Psychiatry
  • Spiritual care
  • Support group
  • We offer two options for bariatric surgery so that you and your doctor can decide what procedure is best for you.  

Our Location

CHRISTUS Ochsner St. Patrick Hospital
524 Dr. Michael DeBakey Drive
Lake Charles, Louisiana 70601

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


  • Choosing Weight Loss Surgery
  • Checklist for insurance approval
  • Adjustable Gastric Banding (LAP-Band®)
  • LAP-BAND® Adjustment
  • LAP-BAND® Revision
  • Reverse Bariatric (Weight Loss) Surgery
  • Laparoscopic Sleeve Gastrectomy
  • Roux-en-Y Gastric Bypass