Welcome to South Mississippi Surgical Weight Loss Center
Our board certified bariatric surgeons, Dr. Avara and Dr. Payne offer over 40 years combined surgical experience. They have dedicated their lives to taking care of patients, and helping them achieve their happiest, healthiest self!
You are required to meet certain criteria before being qualified for weight loss surgery. Have one of our insurance specialist verify your benefits and eligibility.
Learn how bariatric surgery works, and the advantages and outcomes of each procedure that we offer.
Whether you have insurance coverage, are paying cash, or are considering financing your surgery costs, we have options available for everyone.
Award Winning Surgeons and Staff
South Mississippi Surgical Weight Loss Center is affiliated with Singing River Hospital, a Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery Accreditation and Quality Improvement Program (MBSAQIP) accredited by the American College of Surgeons. The only MBSAQIP accredited program on the Mississippi Gulf Coast. With more than 4000 bariatric procedures performed since 2000, and numerous award achievements in both patient safety and quality care, we have proudly earned an excellent reputation for success.
Patient Success Stories