Millions of Americans fight a daily battle with obesity and the conditions that come with it, including but not limited to:
- High blood pressure
- Sleep apnea
- High cholesterol
- Heart disease
- Liver disease
- Various cancers
As a bariatric surgeon, I sympathize with my patients and the countless combinations of medications, diets, and exercise plans they’ve struggled with, often failing to keep weight off in the long-term.
Bariatric surgery, also known as weight loss surgery, is gaining popularity as the most effective way for people to lose weight, but surprisingly, it’s only pursued by less than one percent of Americans who qualify. Part of the reason why is the various insurance coverage for the procedures from state-to-state. But the main reasons are that patients either don't know they can benefit, don't know they qualify, or simply aren't ready to take the life-changing leap that bariatric surgery demands.
We’re here for you every step of the way.
Every person deserves to feel confident and healthy, no matter their weight! And while obesity is clearly associated with serious health risks, it’s not the only factor to consider. Many individuals feel pressured to pursue bariatric surgery by others' success stories, unrealistic body image ideals, or even their physician.
What I find, however, is that the patients who have the greatest success are those who pursue surgery for themselves. They want to travel, dance, and play with their kids and grandkids without feeling self-conscious or left behind—things that every person regardless of their weight wants to do. The most successful patients have tried diets and medications galore, followed every instruction and recommendation, and yet the weight keeps coming back. These are the patients who are the most motivated and ready to change the way they eat and live.
If you’re ready to change your life, then we’ll be here for you every step of the way. Our Center for Surgical Weight Loss offers a free weight loss surgery seminar so you can get all the answers to your many questions. Our seminar is an opportunity for you to learn more about the procedure, preparation, and the plenty of health benefits of weight loss surgery. Our extraordinary staff can’t wait to meet you!
Dr. Peter Lundberg was raised in Massachusetts, and attended Boston College followed by Loyola University-Chicago for medical school. He fell in love with New Orleans during his residency in general surgery at Tulane, after which he completed a bariatric and minimally invasive surgery fellowship at St. Luke’s University in Pennsylvania. Dr. Lundberg performs sleeve gastrectomy, gastric bypass, and revisional bariatric procedures with a personalized approach for every patient, using minimally invasive techniques to ensure a safe, satisfactory outcome with minimal pain and a rapid recovery. Dr. Lundberg is certified by the American Board of Surgery and has been extensively published in general and bariatric surgery literature. He also maintains leadership roles in both the state and national chapters of the American Society for Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery, and is a tireless advocate for educating patients, providers, employers, and legislators on the benefits of weight loss surgery. His greatest passion, however, is establishing meaningful relationships with patients — to listen, understand, and honestly find the best way forward as a team.