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?

  • 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.


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.