Our Parent Company

The South Mississippi Surgical Weight Loss Center (SMSWLC) was founded by South Mississippi Surgeons in the year 2000. For over 30 years, South Mississippi Surgeons (SMS) has been providing quality surgical care for the residents of the Mississippi Gulf Coast and beyond. SMS has grown to include seven surgeons and numerous physician extenders with offices in Pascagoula, Ocean Springs, Biloxi, and Hurley, Mississippi. The physicians in the partnership are all Board-Certified Specialists and have surgical privileges at Ocean Springs Hospital, Singing River Health System, and Garden Park Medical Center.


South Mississippi Surgical Weight Loss Center

South Mississippi Surgical Weight Loss Center has been the premier center for Bariatric Surgery since its founding in the year 2000. In order to effectively treat obesity at our weight loss center in Ocean Springs, Mississippi, we feature a comprehensive, multidisciplinary program administered by a highly trained and dedicated staff. Our team will guide you through the various steps involved in achieving your ideal weight, such as changing your exercise and nutritional habits. We pride ourselves on building and maintaining good relationships with each one of our patients and providing quality health care and long-term support.

Our organization makes it a priority to maintain access to accommodating facilities that can fit the needs of all of our patients. We perform our bariatric surgery procedures at Singing River Health System, and Garden Park Medical Center. Both Singing River Health System and Garden Park Medical Center are MBSAQIP Accredited Centers. We have dedicated operating room teams as well as dedicated in-patient and out-patient services. This represents the Quality of our Program!

Our bariatric surgeons Dr. William Avara, Dr. Jason Payne and Dr. John Hall are leaders in their field who perform advanced laparoscopic bariatric surgery, as well as robotic-assisted bariatric surgery options. With more than 4,000 bariatric surgery procedures performed since 2000 and numerous award achievements in both patient safety and quality care, we have proudly earned an excellent reputation for success.


Learn More about Obesity Treatment at Our Practice

To learn more about obesity treatment at our weight loss practice in Ocean Springs, Mississippi, we invite you to watch an online video seminar or schedule a free info session to get started today. During this informal seminar, you will get to meet with our staff and ask any questions you may have.

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