Obesity is a serious health problem. Left untreated, obesity can impact nearly all of your body’s systems and lead to additional conditions that not only affect your quality of life, but can also significantly reduce your life expectancy. In fact, research on obesity shows that a person who is obese has a 40% greater chance of dying prematurely than an average-weight person.

The bariatric surgeons at South Mississippi Surgical Weight Loss Center understand that the more obese a person is, the greater the likelihood of having additional health problems.

Health issues and symptoms of obesity that can arise because of obesity include:

  • Type II Diabetes
  • High blood pressure
  • Heart disease
  • Cancer
  • Osteoarthritis of weight – bearing joints
  • Respiratory problems
  • Gastroesophageal reflux disease
  • Infertility, Gestational diabetes, Pre-eclampsia
  • Urinary stress incontinence
  • Menstrual irregularities
  • Depression
  • Suicide


Begin Your Journey

If you are obese, you may want to speak with your doctor about the possibility of becoming a patient at South Mississippi Surgical Weight Loss Center.

We are committed to working with our patients to help them achieve life-changing results and providing them with outstanding, high quality care. Please contact our office located in Ocean Springs, Mississippi if you are considering bariatric surgery. We can answer any questions you have and help you to determine whether this technique is the right solution for you.

To learn more, register for one of our informational sessions. Your surgical weight loss journey begins at our information session where you will view and receive materials that explain the surgical weight loss process, hear success stories from former patients, and meet members of our team. But most importantly you will begin the process of change, not just your looks, but your life.