A Weight Management Program Designed Just For Teens

I am now able to travel, hunt and really live my life.

I had to lose weight or lose my life.

Use our BMI calculator to see if you qualify.   Take our online quiz to see if you're ready.   Learn more about the affordable plan options.  

Take the First Step

The seminars are held the second and fourth Thursday of each month at 6pm. To register for a seminar call (601) 936-1170. See free seminar details.


Support Groups

Support groups are the third Tuesday of each month at 6pm.

Did You Know?

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  • Studies prove that excess weight increases the risk of heart disease and stroke.

  • Morbid obesity brings a greater risk for illnesses including diabetes, high blood pressure, sleep apnea and gallstones.

  • Individuals 100 pounds over ideal body weight or with a BMI of 40 or more are considered morbidly obese.

  • Adjustable Gastric Band surgery is a safe and effective weight-loss option--available worldwide for nearly 15 years.

  • For those 50 to 100 percent over ideal body weight, diet and exercise have a five percent success rate for long-term weight loss.

  • Many insurance health plans cover bariatric surgery: check your individual plan for benefits and coverage.

  • Roux-en-Y Gastric Bypass produces the highest amount of weight loss in the shortest time.

  • The Vertical Gastric is less invasive than a Bypass.

  • Adjustable Gastric Band surgery is a safe and effective weight-loss option--available worldwide for nearly 15 years.

  • Studies prove that excess weight significantly increases the risk of heart disease, high blood pressure, stroke and diabetes – making obesity one of America's most serious health problems.

  • Those who are morbidly obese are at greater risk for illnesses including diabetes, high blood pressure, sleep apnea, gastro esophageal reflux disease (GERD), gallstones, osteoarthritis, heart disease, and cancer.

  • An individual is considered morbidly obese if he or she is 100 pounds over his/her ideal body weight, has a BMI of 40 or more, or 35 or more and experiencing obesity-related health conditions, such as high blood pressure or diabetes.

  • If you are 50 to 100 percent over your ideal body weight, diet and exercise have only a five percent success rate for long term weight loss. Surgical Weight Loss surgery may be the answer you have been looking for.

  • Many insurance health plans cover bariatric surgery.  It’s important to check with your individual plan for benefits and coverage. Attend one of our seminars and we can help you to make the right decision for you and your health.

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2550 Flowood Dr., Ste. 403
Flowood, MS 39232
(601) 936-1170

The bariatric program at Merit Health River Oaks is accredited by the Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery Accreditation and Quality Improvement Program.