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Gain by Losing

Baptist Health provides expert bariatric surgical services right here in Fort Smith.

Mako

Gain by Losing

Baptist Health provides expert bariatric surgical services right here in Fort Smith.

Obesity is more than just a cosmetic concern. It’s a condition that can negatively affect the quality of life and longevity. Being overweight makes everyday tasks difficult or painful. Weight loss surgery with Baptist Health can aid in increased health benefits like controlling diabetes, reduced risk of heart complications, reducing high blood pressure, better sleeping habits, and improved overall health. Our board-certified and fellowship-trained surgeons are committed to helping you every step of the way – before and after surgery.

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Obesity is more than just a cosmetic concern. It’s a condition that can negatively affect the quality of life and longevity. Being overweight makes everyday tasks difficult or painful. Weight loss surgery with Baptist Health can aid in increased health benefits like controlling diabetes, reduced risk of heart complications, reducing high blood pressure, better sleeping habits, and improved overall health. Our board-certified and fellowship-trained surgeons are committed to helping you every step of the way – before and after surgery.

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Losing weight and maintaining a healthy weight is never easy. It’s a lifelong commitment that requires the proper tools to be successful. Bariatric surgery is one of many options you have to lose weight for good. At Baptist Health-Fort Smith, our surgical weight loss team equips you with the knowledge and confidence to become a healthier you. Baptist Health-Fort Smith offers surgical weight loss options and metabolic services that are backed by the resources of the state’s most trusted healthcare system. Our physicians provide laparoscopic and robotic bariatric surgical procedures. As a bariatric patient at Baptist Health-Fort Smith, you’ll gain access to numerous resources you need, including a patient support group and registered dietitians close to home. Never worry about traveling out-of-town for follow-up appointments. If you suffer from obesity, our board-certified and fellowship-trained surgeons can help you determine your eligibility for weight loss surgery and start you on a path to a healthier you.

After bariatric surgery, many patients experience positive health benefits such as:

Improved Sleep Patterns

Reduced High Blood Pressure

Controlled Diabetes

Improved Overall Health

Meet Our Surgeons

Dr. C. Michael Gooden and Dr. Eric Chung are committed to helping patients live healthier, happier lifestyles through successful weight loss and long-term weight management. The support staff at Baptist Health Surgical Clinic-Lexington Avenue. strives to meet the needs of all patients in a caring, friendly, and kind atmosphere. Our mission is to give top-quality care in a professional, considerate manner.

Our clinic is conveniently located behind Baptist Health-Fort Smith and just two blocks away from Marvin Altman Fitness Center on Lexington Avenue.

“I’ve managed to take off over 100 pounds and keep it off. That’s why I chose Baptist health; it was that round 360 support that I was like “I can do this!”

-Mary Washington, Fort Smith

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