State of the Art Facility
Located in Lake Charles, Louisiana Selim Surgery Center houses some of the most advanced medical equipment available for gastric bypass, gastric lap band, gastric sleeve procedures and hospital operations.
Golden Nugget – Lake Charles, LA (Courtesy Google Earth)
| Bariatric surgery
Bariatric surgery (from the Greek words “baros,” meaning “weight,” and “iatrikos,” meaning “medicine”) is the term for a surgery that is done to help you lose weight.
| Advanced Laparoscopic surgery
Through the use of innovative instruments and techniques, advanced laparoscopic surgery overcomes many limitations of standard laparoscopic procedures.
| Gallbladder surgery
Laparoscopic gallbladder surgery (cholecystectomy) removes the diseased gallbladder that may be containing stones or functioning at a lower than average rate.
| Acid Reflux surgery
Acid reflux occurs when stomach acid flows backward into the esophagus. This causes heartburn and other symptoms.
| Laparoscopic Hernia repair
The most common location for a hernia is the abdomen. The abdominal wall is a sheet of tough muscles and tendons that run down from the ribs, legs, and the groins.
| Breast Surgery
Mastectomy is a surgery in which the entire breast is removed, including all of the breast tissue and sometimes other nearby tissues. There are several different types of mastectomies.
| Thyroid Surgery
Thyroidectomy is the surgical removal of all or part of your thyroid gland. Your thyroid is a butterfly-shaped gland located at the base of your neck.
| Botox Injections
Botox injections are noted primarily for the ability to reduce the appearance of facial wrinkles.
Thinking about weight loss surgery?
At the top of your “to do” list is choosing the very best practice with an experienced medical team.
At Selim Surgery Center for Bariatric Care, we are successfully performing all options for weight loss ” bariatric” surgery. Our team’s experience and expertise translates into your positive outcome and improves your quality of life.
We place you at the center of our care and provide all the information you need to better understand your treatment options and make a full recovery.
Our community is supported by a great group of medical providers and Dr Selim’s expertise adds to a higher level care provided to Southwest Louisiana and Texas.
Due to the exceptional care and personable medical attention provided, 3 other family members have received medical / surgical care from Dr Selim at my families recommendation.
– Kathy L.
“After being in pain everytime I ate for over a year, and multiple doctors not listening to me, Dr.Selim finally did. My surgery was quick and easy, he did such an amazing job and I would not use anyone else. He has done surgery on multiple family members of mine, one in which shouldn’t have survived her surgery but was sitting up the next day thanks to Dr.Selim. He explained everything very well, and answered any and all questions I had. He spent time explaining everything to me and made sure I was comfortable and prepared for surgery. Best surgeon around, hands down.“
– Ashlyn Poche
Do I Qualify?
Millions of people would like to lose weight. Severely obese patients are considered viable candidates to undergo bariatric surgery.
Severe obesity is defined as weight that is at least 100 pounds more than the ideal body weight for a person’s height and age.
Severe obesity (Morbid Obesity) is defined by the patient’s body mass index, or ratio of fat to lean body mass. It is an equation that uses weight, height and age in the calculation.
WHO (World Health Organization) BMI Cut Off Points
|BMI range – kg/m2
|Very severely underweight
|less than 15
|from 15.0 to 16.0
|from 16.0 to 18.5
|Normal (healthy weight)
|from 18.5 to 25
|from 25 to 30
|Obese Class I (Moderately obese)
|from 30 to 35
|Obese Class II (Severely obese)
|from 35 to 40
|Obese Class III (Very severely obese)