Bariatric Multidisciplinary Approach
The bariatric program here at WJMC offers multidiscliplinary services which are available to each patient. Our
multidisciplinary team consist of a Bariatric nurse coordinator, 2 Registered dieticians, Sleep Disorder Center, WJFC
which features top of the line equipment and ability to create a personalized exercise prescription as well as Family
Doctors available to provide primary care medical services.
Bariatric Surgery Center of Excellence
Following several years of development, recruitment of dedicated and caring team members, evaluation of various surgical
procedures, and implementation of stringent patient care processes, our high standards are exceptional outcomes have been
recognized and awarded the highest honor achievable by bariatric surgeons around the world. "This certification as a Center
of Excellence has been the result of years of hard work by our surgeons, nurses, staff, and support systems, and is an
achievement of which we are all very proud," said Dr. David Treen, founder of the Surgical Clinic of Louisiana.
Among the requirements for certification as a Bariatric Surgery Center of Excellence®, are that the hospital must perform
at least 125 weight loss operations annually, and each surgeon must perform a minimum of 50 bariatric surgery procedures per
year. In addition, treatment pathways, nursing protocols, specialty physician consultation availability, and bariatric specific
equipment and instrumentation are required.
Drs. David C. Treen, Jr. and Todd P. Belott are both BLIS affiliated surgerons. Becoming a BLIS Surgeon is a very selective process as determined exclusively by BLIS. To be eligible for Blis we must meet very high standards and prove long term patient success. As a result of our approval by BLIS, we are able to participate offering insurance coverage to our self-pay patients if a covered complication occur within certain time frames following surgery; our patients are not responsible for the costs associated with the care of that complication.