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Weight Loss


Weight Loss Weight-loss surgery
Surgery to help seriously overweight individuals achieve and maintain significant long-term weight loss.

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Register to attend a free physician-led weight-loss surgery seminar. Check here for dates.

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John S. Oldham, Jr. MD, FACS, FASMBS

Bariatric Surgery


The gastric sleeve procedure helped Heath lose 216 pounds. He is now able to spend more quality time with his family. A gastric band procedure helped Rich lose 130 pounds and many of the aches and pains associated with being overweight. After gastric bypass surgery, Sarah lost 200 pounds and gained the confidence to “take on the world.”

How do you choose to lose weight is a personal decision. Baptist Health Louisville offers two primary approaches to significant and long-term weight loss, which can be used in combination:


As an American Society for Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery (ASMBS) Bariatric Surgery Center of Excellence®, Baptist Health Louisville offers a demonstrated track record of favorable outcomes in bariatric (weight-loss) surgery. Surgeon John Oldham, MD, performs only minimally-invasive weight-loss surgery, meaning a hospital stay of a day or less and faster recovery time. 

Is weight loss surgery for you?

Resources for weight loss

  • Healthy Recipes
  • Baptist East/Milestone Wellness Center with its more than 200 exercise and fitness programs, plus personal trainers to get you on the right track. The wellness center's Learn to Exercise class is a vital part of the weight-loss program
  • Support group at 6 p.m. on the third Thursday of the every month in Baptist Health Louisville's second-floor Education Center. Register by emailing or call 502.897.8131



Bariatric Surgery Center of Excellence® is a registered trademark of the American Society for Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery (ASMBS). Used by permission of ASMBS. All rights reserved.