NEA Baptist Weight Loss Surgery

About Us

Perhaps no other medical condition has been more misunderstood than obesity.

According to the National Institutes of Health (NIH) consensus report, morbid or clinically severe obesity is a serious disease and must be treated as such.

Studies have shown the only way for people who are 100 or more pounds overweight  can lose weight and successfully maintain the weight loss is through bariatric, or weight loss surgery, plus nutritional counseling and exercise.

Our approach is about you.

At NEA Baptist, we consider surgical treatment for weight loss to be a very serious undertaking and should be considered only after other conservative methods have failed. As a potential surgery patient, you must weigh the risks of the operation against the risks associated with remaining massively obese.

We make a long-term commitment to our patients, and in turn, expect that they make a long term commitment to their health and this program. You must understand that the surgery is only a part of the total treatment for obesity. 

mbsaqip.pngAs part of our commitment to providing the highest level of care to our patients, we were recently the first Bariatric Surgery center in the northeast Arkansas region and one of only four in the state to receive accreditation as a Comprehensive Center from the Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery Accreditation and Quality Improvement Program (MBSAQIP), a joint program of the American College of Surgeons (ACS) and the American Society for Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery (ASMBS). 

This accreditation recognizes centers based on strict standards of patient safety and quality of care. 

Our technology is the best.

Most RYDGB procedures can be performed laparoscopically or with minimally invasive surgery. Laparoscopic procedures produce smaller incisions, allow for a shorter hospital stay and provide a quicker recovery.

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