Weight-Loss Surgery

Weight Loss Program at St. Elizabeth Hospital

St. Elizabeth Hospital's Weight Loss (Bariatric) program has been designated a Bariatric Surgery Center of Excellence® by the American Society for Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery (ASMBS). The ASMBS BSCOE designation recognizes surgical programs with a demonstrated track record of favorable outcomes in bariatric surgery. St. Elizabeth Hospital's Bariatric Surgery Program boasts two of the two most talented and experienced bariatric surgeons in Louisiana- Drake Bellanger, M.D. and Andrew Hargroder, M.D. We have built a team of dedicated staff members with the goal of making our hospital the best bariatric center in the South. Our hope is to provide you with excellent care as you embark on your personal journey to begin a new life.


Turning Over a New Leaf

Bariatric surgery, also known as weight loss surgery, is safer and more popular than ever before. To date, our surgeons have performed thousands of surgeries. We host two surgeons who were named by the ASMBS (American Society for Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery) as "Center of Excellence" surgeons, a designation which recognizes bariatric surgeons with a demonstrated track record of favorable outcomes in bariatric surgery.


Our surgeons currently perform 3 weight loss procedures:

  1. Roux-en-y Gastric Bypass
  2. Vertical Sleeve Gastrectomy
  3. Adjustable Band


Our surgeons have extensive experience in performing and caring for all of the procedures listed. We believe these procedures provide the best surgical options for weight control in an obese patient. These procedures have been shown to offer the best combination of weight loss with fewer nutritional risks. Our goal is to provide comprehensive care and support for life-long weight control in a compassionate and understanding environment.


To see if Weight Loss Surgery might be right for you, contact one of our bariatric surgeons-


Drake Bellanger - (225) 771-8741 or
Andrew Hargroder - (225) 388-5380