Shreveport, Louisiana

Shreveport may be Louisiana’s third most popular city, but it is still considered by many to be a small, underrated city. Located in northwest Louisiana, it boasts friendly citizens, great food, and beautiful green spaces for residents and tourists to wander and explore. The Red River runs through it, offering opportunities for entertainment and exercise. While many tourists visit the city for horse racing, casinos, and the festivals, outdoor recreation abounds for the city’s residents. 

There’s a reason the Shreveport area is known as Sportsman’s Paradise. You can enjoy the natural beauty by driving the famous scenic Boom or Bust Byway, or you can get your hands and feet dirty by hopping on one of the area’s many trails or visiting one of the lakes or wildlife refuges. Cast a line out, float along the river in a kayak, or visit a botanical garden. 

Shreveport also boasts numerous opportunities for residents to connect with others that are focused on health and wellness, from meditation and mindfulness groups to individuals looking to lose weight safely. You can find groups that meet in the area here: https://www.meetup.com/find/?source=EVENTS&categoryId=302&location=us–la–shreveport. For a list of sporting events, from softball tournaments to triathlons, visit: https://shreveportbossiersports.com/shreveport-bossier-sporting-events/.

Individuals looking for weight-loss surgery in Shreveport, Louisiana have access to a list of surgeons that perform the safe, smart, lasting Lap-Band® Procedure. The gastric banding procedure is completed laparoscopically, allowing patients to go home the same day and heal quickly. Unlike other weight-loss procedures, the patient’s stomach and intestines aren’t cut or rerouted. Plus, if for any reason your Lap-Band needs to be removed, it is easily reversible. You can find a list of Lap-Band Surgeons below. 

There are 1 Lap-Band® Surgeon Locations In Shreveport, Louisiana

George Merriman

Surgical Specialists of Shreveport

949 Olive Street Shreveport LA 71104 US

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What Do the Badges Mean?

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Credentialed: The practice has completed LAP-BAND® Training and Proctoring and/or ReShape Lifesciences™ continuous education training within the past 24 months.

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High-volume Center: The practice has completed LAP-BAND® Training and Proctoring and/or ReShape Lifesciences™ continuous education training within the past 24 months.

The practice has performed 100+ LAP-BAND® Procedures over the last three years.


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Premier Center: The practice has completed LAP-BAND® Training and Proctoring and/or ReShape Lifesciences™ continuous education training within the past 24 months.

The practice has performed 250+ LAP-BAND® Procedures over the last three years.


Re-Engagement Aftercare: The practice will accept any patient that already has the LAP-BAND® and needs aftercare and adjustment. This surgeon won’t remove your LAP-BAND® unnecessarily.