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 our hospital, we strive for clinical excellence – focusing on patient outcomes and safety. 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.
Meet the Team(Left to right) Jackson, Dr. DuCoin, Dr. Levy, Poling and Toothhaker
The Tulane Bariatric Program team includes bariatric surgeons Dr. Christopher DuCoin and Dr. Shauna Levy, registered nurse and bariatric coordinator Pamela Jackson, bariatric registered dietitian Emma Poling and bariatric medical assistant Kerin Toothaker.
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