Discover the best bariatric surgeons in Shreveport, Louisiana.

As of 2022, the city of Shreveport, Louisiana had an estimated population of 180,153, which marks a 4.0% decrease from 2020, when the population was estimated to be around 187,587.

37.6% of adults in Louisiana are considered obese, putting it in the top 5 most obese states in the country.

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1501 Kings Hwy, Shreveport, LA

Bariatric Surgeon
Dr. James D. Morris is a gastroenterologist in Shreveport, Louisiana and is affiliated with Ochsner LSU Health Shreveport Academic Medical Center. He received his medical degree from LSU School of Medicine in Shreveport and has been in practice for more than 20 years. Dr. James D. Morris has expertise in treating colonoscopy, upper gi endoscopy, among other conditions - see all areas of expertise. Dr. James D. Morris accepts Medicare, Aetna, Humana, Blue Cross, United Healthcare - see other insurance plans accepted. Dr. James D. Morris is highly recommended by patients.

1811 East Bert Kouns Industrial Loop, Shreveport, LA

Bariatric Surgeon
Dr. Jonathan Davis, MD is a cardiology specialist in Shreveport, LA and has over 23 years of experience in the medical field. Dr. Davis has extensive experience in Adult Congenital Heart Conditions. He graduated from LSU Health Sciences Center Shreveport School of Medicine in 2000. He is affiliated with medical facilities such as Willis-Knighton Medical Center and Willis-Knighton South & the Center for Women's Health. His office accepts new patients and telehealth appointments. After graduating from Loyola College Prep in Shreveport, Dr. Davis earned his undergraduate degree from Texas A&M University and his medical degree from LSU School of medicine in Shreveport.  

1500 Line Ave Ste 100, Shreveport, LA, 71101

Bariatric Surgeon
Dr. Stephen L. Cox is an orthopedist in Shreveport, Louisiana and is affiliated with multiple hospitals in the area, including Christus Health Shreveport-Bossier and Specialists Hospital-Shreveport. He received his medical degree from LSU School of Medicine in Shreveport and has been in practice for more than 20 years. Dr. Stephen L. Cox has expertise in treating knee joint injury, rotator cuff injury, arthritis, among other conditions

949 Olive Street • Shreveport, LA 71104

Bariatric Surgeon
Dr. Merriman was born in Louisiana but grew up all over the South, including Arkansas, Texas and Alabama. After his medical training, Dr. Merriman returned to his roots in Louisiana and joined The Mason-Itzig Clinic in 1992. After Dr. Itzig retired, the practiced changed its name to Surgical Specialists of Shreveport, LLC. He has always been interested in all things technological, fostering his early interest in laparoscopy as well as surgical robotics. He is dedicated to remaining on the "cutting edge" of knowledge and innovation in his area of surgery.He entertains himself with his inborn love of music (he has been an accomplished drummer since the age of 12), movies (especially sci-fi and westerns), speaking (he was the national college debate champion of 1983) and the Green Bay Packers (having made several "pilgrimages" to the frozen tundra of Lambeau field). He and his wife of more than 20 years, Katy, now run the medical practice together keeping the highest standards of patient care and service as their top priority.

949 Olive St., Shreveport, LA, 71104

Bariatric Surgeon
Kathryn Waldrop, PA-C is a physician assistant that specializes in bariatric surgery, general surgery, and medical weight loss at CHRISTUS Trinity Clinic in Shreveport, LA.

2551 Greenwood Road, Shreveport, LA, 71103

Bariatric Surgeon
Dr. Brakta graduated from the Louisiana State University School of Medicine in 2008. Dr. Brakta works in Shreveport, LA and specializes in General Surgery and Bariatric Surgery. Dr. Brakta is affiliated with Willis-Knighton Medical Center.

Highland Clinic Main Campus 1455 E. Bert Kouns First Floor, Suite 105 Shreveport, LA 71105

Bariatric Surgeon
Dr. James Robert Barnes, MD is a health care provider primarily located in Shreveport, LA, with another office in Little Rock, AR. He has 33 years of experience. His specialties include Surgery, Family Medicine, Gastroenterology.Dr. Barnes has been performing bariatric surgery since 1996, focusing now on the laparoscopic gastric bypass and the laparoscopic sleeve gastrectomy, as well as, revisional surgery for failed lap bands and stomach staplings. He also performs other laparoscopic surgery, including gallbladders, hernia repairs and antireflux surgery.

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Shreveport, Louisiana Weight Loss Surgery

Below, you will find our list of the best weight loss surgeons in Shreveport, Louisiana. Additionally, you may consider shifting your search to New Orleans, Louisiana.

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Our Selection Criteria:


We value the best educational experience and accreditations.


Extensive experience in the field of bariatric surgery is a must.


We look for candidates with the empathy and professionalism needed for helping patients through their weight loss journeys.

Bariatric Surgery FAQs

The cost of bariatric surgery will depend on a number of factors including insurance coverage, patient location, and the exact procedure involved. Click here for more information about the cost of bariatric surgery in Louisiana.

Physical exercise should be limited during the recovery period, which typically lasts between 2-6 weeks. It is important to consult your doctor before beginning any exercise routines.