Traveling Patients

Patients who live outside the Alexandria, Louisiana area and plan to travel for their bariatric surgery can take advantage of a wide range of options to help make their visit as pleasant and comfortable as possible. Dr. James Parrish, our extensively trained weight loss surgeon, has performed thousands of bariatric operations, and our practice is dedicated to offering a comprehensive selection of effective techniques. Each treatment plan is customized to suit the unique needs, goals, and lifestyle of the patient, with safety and results given the highest priority. When you arrive for your consultation, our accommodation can begin virtually from the moment you step off the plane. If you need assistance selecting a hotel or transportation, we can supply a list of options from which to choose. Furthermore, we can extend recommendations to include shopping areas, restaurants, attractions, and sporting events to help ensure your time with us is as convenient and enjoyable as possible.

If you would like to learn more about how we can enhance your visit, or if you’re ready to begin planning your trip, please contact our practice today for more information and to schedule a consultation.

Your Stay

Alexandria and the Central Louisiana area is home to some of the most beautiful scenery in America, as well as some of the most entertaining diversions. From historical plantations to national forests, expansive shopping centers to unforgettable restaurants, there’s something here for every taste and interest. Our practice is conveniently located near many enticing recreational opportunities, and our team will be happy to suggest sights to explore.

Area Hotels

Home2 Suites by Hilton
3800 Alexandria Mall Drive
Alexandria, LA 71301
(318) 704-6450

Baymont Inn & Suites
2301 North MacArthur Drive
Alexandria, LA 71303
(318) 619-3300

Sai Hotel and Convention
2301 N. MacArthur Dr.
Alexandria, LA 71303
(318) 619-3300

The Hotel Bentley of Alexandria
200 Desoto St.
Alexandria, LA 71301
(318) 442-2226

Courtyard Alexandria
3830 Alexandria Mall Dr.
Alexandria, LA 71301
(318) 445-2415

Comfort Inn
2001 N. Bolton Ave.
Alexandria, LA 71303
(318) 484-9155

Things to Do in Alexandria

If you choose to extend your stay in our beautiful city, there are many activities you and your family can enjoy before or after your procedure. To find out what’s going on in the Alexandria area during your visit, we invite you to explore the local tourism website, which offers a calendar of scheduled events, as well as tips on what to see and where to go. You can find it at

After Your Surgery

Once your operation is complete, our patients will need to stay in the area for at least a few days to ensure the best possible outcome. During this period, Dr. Parrish will perform follow-up evaluations to make sure you’re healing as expected. Ideally, you will want to spend a full week in the Alexandria area. To learn more about what to expect after surgery, we encourage you to speak with Dr. Parrish.

Reach out to our friendly and knowledgeable team today for more information and to schedule a consultation. We’re here to help you begin the next stage of a healthier life.