ORBERA ,Gastric bypass surgery and Vertical Sleeve Gastrectomy available from St. Elizabeth Hospital in Gonzales, LA Weight Loss Procedures Gonzales, Louisiana (LA), St. Elizabeth Hospital

Weight Loss Procedures

St. Elizabeth offers both non-surgical and surgical procedures to fit your weight loss goals.


  •  3.1 times the weight loss than diet and exercise alone
  •  Safe and effective weight loss solution
  •  Over 220,000 placements worldwide
  •  Now FDA approved

*Individual results may vary. There is no express or implied guarantee of weight loss.

What is ORBERA™?

Comprehensive two-part program designed to provide effective, motivating results that you can see. With ORBERA™ patients on average lose 3.1 times the weight they would with diet and exercise alone.* The procedure starts with a soft balloon placed in your stomach for six months to reinforce proper portion control. The ORBERA balloon takes up space in your stomach helping you eat less. The balloon is temporary and placed in your stomach for six months without surgery or any incisions. Patients receive coaching from experts, who may include a dietician, psychologist, and exercise physiologist. Coaching continues for 12 months after the balloon is removed.

The Procedure: Placement and removal

ORBERA™ is a non-surgical procedure done under a mild sedative in which the thin and deflated ORBERA™ balloon is placed into the stomach. It is then filled with saline until it is about the size of a grapefruit. The procedure typically takes about 20-30 minutes, and you can go home the very same day. At six months, the balloon is removed in the same way in which it was placed.

What to Expect

Weight loss is rapid with the majority of those who have had ORBERA™ and typically occurs in the first three months of treatment. On average patients lost 3.1 times the weight loss of diet and exercise alone. Individual results may vary. There is no express or implied guarantee of weight loss.
The adjustments to your eating habits and your continued efforts to stay active will greatly influence your results.

 To see if ORBERA is right for you, contact Elizabeth Bollinger, M.D. at (225) 743-2545

Bariatric Surgery

A team of dedicated and trained medical professionals led by some of the state’s most experienced bariatric surgeons, St. Elizabeth’s Bariatric Surgery Center is accredited by the American Society for Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery (ASMBS) as a bariatric surgery center of excellence.

Turning Over a New Leaf

St. Elizabeth offers two surgical weight loss options:

    1. Roux-en-y Gastric Bypass

    2. Vertical Sleeve Gastrectomy

Which solution is best varies by individual. Both options have been shown to offer a combination of weight loss with fewer nutritional risks. There is no express or implied guarantee. 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, call (225) 647-5049.