Baptist Nutrition and Bariatric Center, part of Baptist Health Systems, offers a wide range of medically supervised programs, including bariatric surgery, that can help you reach a healthy weight, manage chronic diseases affected by your diet, and overall develop a healthier lifestyle.
For our medical weight loss programs, Baptist Nutrition and Bariatric Center utilizes a three-phase approach designed to help you reduce, adapt, and maintain a healthy weight. Our multidisciplinary staff includes physicians, nurses, dietitians, counselors, and exercise specialists to monitor your progress throughout the program and ensure safe and effective weight loss.
Plans include Outlook Weight Management, for those who need to lose a moderate amount of weight, and New Directions, for those with a Body Mass Index (BMI) of 30 and greater, who benefit from more aggressive weight loss measures.
We conduct FREE, weekly informational meetings about our weight loss programs. Please contact our Madison office at 601-856-6459 to register.
Calculate your BMI here
Learn about the Outlook program.
Learn about the New Directions program.
Baptist Nutrition and Bariatric Center offers three bariatric surgical options through Baptist Medical Center. Surgical options include laparoscopic Roux-en-Y gastric bypass, laparoscopic adjustable gastric banding, and laparoscopic sleeve gastrectomy. Baptist provides free orientation, patient education, a monthly support group and ongoing nutritional and medical services following surgery to support our bariatric surgery patients.
Baptist Medical Center is accredited as a Comprehensive Center for bariatric surgery by the American College of Surgeons (ACS) Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery Accreditation and Quality Improvement Program (MBSAQIP), in partnership with the American Society for Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery (ASMBS). Additionally, Baptist Medical Center is a Joint Commission-accredited medical center with numerous awards for our quality of care, including HealthGrades™ America’s Top 100 for several surgical procedures. Learn more about our certifications and quality here.
Our medical director, Erin R. Cummins, MD, is widely experienced in bariatric surgery. Learn more about our Medical Director, Erin R. Cummins, MD
If you are interested in bariatric surgery, please call to reserve your seat for our free orientation on the first and third Tuesday of each month at 5:00 p.m.
Learn more about bariatric surgery.
Individual nutrition counseling is available for people managing chronic conditions such as diabetes, cardiovascular disease, gastrointestinal disease and many other health concerns.
Learn more about Individual Nutrition Counseling.
Baptist Healthplex offers locations in Jackson, Clinton and Madison, with personal trainers skilled in helping people of all ages and abilities successfully perform fitness routines that accomplish their desired objectives. They take into consideration any medical conditions that affect exercise, and help monitor progress.
Learn more about Baptist Healthplex.
1190 North State Street, Suite 204Jackson, MS 39202601-973-1624
Hours: Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday: 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. • Thursday: 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. • Friday: 8 a.m. to 12 p.m.
401 Baptist Way, Suite 206Madison, MS 39110601-856-6459
Hours: Mondays and Thursdays, 8 a.m. - 6 p.m.
A FREE orientation program is offered for Medical Weight Loss programs on Thursdays at 4:30 p.m.
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