We at Tulane Medical Center are inspired every day by the patients in and around New Orleans, Louisiana, who decide to have bariatric weight-loss surgery and transform their lives. There are patients who start running marathons and others that decide to start a family. Some patients find new joy in shopping for clothes or in playing with their kids and pets. No matter what your goal, we’re here to help.

At the Tulane Bariatric Center, we strive for clinical excellence – focusing on patient outcomes and safety. That’s why we are recognized as a Comprehensive Center under the Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery Accreditation and Quality Improvement Program (MBSAQIP®). Our team consists of a surgeon with advanced training in weight-loss surgery, a medical physician who helps treat diseases associated with obesity, a psychologist, a dietitian and a bariatric nurse coordinator who are all dedicated to bariatric patients.

Being overweight is not something to be ashamed of – it is a chronic medical condition that often warrants medical and surgical help. However, weight-loss surgery is something we do not take lightly, and not every patient will be a candidate.

We accept most commercial and Medicare insurance plans, and some insurance providers and employers provide special coverage for bariatric surgery.

Calculate Your BMI



Your BMI is:

BMI Classification Health Risk
Under 18.5 Underweight Minimal
18.5 - 24.9 Normal Weight Minimal
25 - 29.9 Overweight Increased
30 - 34.9 Obese High
35 - 39.9 Severely Obese Very High
40+ Morbidly Obese Extremely High
If your BMI was higher than 35, you may be an eligible candidate for weight loss surgery.

To learn more, please call the Tulane bariatric program at (504) 988-5110. Or if you’re a new patient and you’d like a head start on your first clinic visit, please download and complete your paperwork .