Success Stories

Through determination, commitment, and the help of our weight loss surgery team at Mid-Louisiana Surgical Specialists, patients from all over the Alexandria area have lost significant amounts of weight and are now living a much healthier lifestyle. Dr. James N. Parrish is an experienced bariatric surgeon who offers comprehensive weight loss programs designed to help patients achieve their goals safely and successfully. Our patients are excited to share their experiences and pictures of their new lives with others. We encourage you to read their stories and see how our weight loss programs have helped so many people turn their lives around and reduce serious risks to their health.

If you have any questions, or if you would like to schedule a confidential consultation with Dr. Parrish to talk about your weight loss treatment options, please contact us today.

KaWanna Brown

Before After

Lost 89 lbs. in 10 months lbs and Counting*

With Gastric Sleeve

My name is KaWanna Brown, I am 31 years old, married for 6 years and a mother of 4 beautiful daughters. After getting ...

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*individual results may vary

Lisa Mitchell

Before After

Lost 74 lbs and Counting*

Hi, I’m Lisa. I’m a 44 year old wife, mother, grandmother, and RN. I have had a 26 year battle with my weight. I...

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*individual results may vary

Devontai Gaines

Before After

Lost 82 lbs and Counting*

With Gastric Sleeve

At such a young age I struggled with my weight. It seemed as though nothing worked. I tried diets, weight loss supplem...

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*individual results may vary

Cory Bermea

Before After

Lost 52 lbs and Counting*

With Gastric Sleeve

My name is Cory Bermea. I’m 27 years old and a father of three. I had the gastric sleeve surgery on Dec. 3 of 2018 a...

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*individual results may vary

Nash Martinez

Before After

Lost 47 lbs and Counting*

With Gastric Sleeve

Before having this surgery, I couldn’t do much since I had been overweight my whole life. I didn’t even enjoy gett...

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*individual results may vary

Mindy

Before After

Mindy

Lost 85 lbs and Counting*

With Gastric Sleeve

My name is Mindy and I chose to have the Gastric Sleeve procedure to give me a powerful tool to help me lose weight th...

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*individual results may vary

Russell

Before After

Russell

Lost 100+ lbs and Counting*

With RYGB (Gastric Bypass)

Life is so much better in general after Bariatric surgery. I can climb, stand longer, even bend over more… All the ...

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*individual results may vary

Edmond

Before After

Edmond

Lost 160 lbs and Counting*

With Roux-en-Y Gastric Bypass Surgery

It saved my life! I am down from 160 pounds in less than a year now... I no longer have to stick myself (insulin); no ...

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*individual results may vary

Stephanie

Before After

Stephanie

Lost 50 lbs and Counting*

With Gastric Sleeve

My name is Stephanie Godwin Lachney, I am 40 years old, happily married, mother of 3 daughters and 1 grandson and I wa...

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*individual results may vary

Nikki

Before After

Nikki

Lost 50 lbs and Counting*

With Gastric Bypass

Two years ago, I decided to embark on the bariatric challenge. I was 27 years old and had reached 250lbs. and I was ve...

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*individual results may vary

Lee

Before After

Lee

Lost 130 lbs and Counting*

With Gastric Sleeve

This weight loss surgery is not only for ladies but also for men as well. I looked into WLS about 5 years ago, after m...

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*individual results may vary

David

Before After

David

Lost 75 lbs and Counting*

With Gastric Sleeve

My name is David Childers. I am a 53 year old male who recently underwent bariatric surgery (sleeve gastrectomy) with ...

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*individual results may vary

Rebecca

Before After

Rebecca

Lost 120 lbs and Counting*

With RNY Gastric Bypass Surgery

Hi. My name is Rebecca, I’m 40yrs old, a Mother of 7, a wife to a deployed Soldier, I work full time, and I had RNY...

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*individual results may vary

Colleen

Before After

Colleen

Lost 95 lbs and Counting*

With Gastric Bypass

When I started this journey twelve months ago I was nervous, I asked questions, I researched it, and of course I had t...

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*individual results may vary

Joshua

Before After

Joshua

Lost 128 lbs and Counting*

With Gastric Sleeve Surgery

I got my life back!!!!!

My name is Joshua Bordelon and I am 34 years old. I started my journey at 21 when...

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*individual results may vary

Kathy

Before After

Kathy

Lost 112 lbs and Counting*

With Gastric Bypass

Dr. Parrish and his staff are excellent and I highly recommend them to anyone considering any type of bariatric surger...

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*individual results may vary

Tony

Before After

Tony

My name is Tony Guillory and with the height of 5\' 8\" tall and weighing 265 lbs, I had become a miserable unhealthy ...

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*individual results may vary