At the Bariatric & Metabolic Institute, we believe in personalized care — tailoring treatments and therapies based on each patient’s situation and needs, and the understanding that obesity is a disease. The program is led by Dr. Phil Schauer and located at the world-renowned Pennington Biomedical Research Center in Baton Rouge, LA.
Because obesity has many causes and many treatment options, our team includes expert physicians, as well as psychologists, dietitians, exercise physiologists, endocrinologists, obesity medicine specialists, and surgeons. By combining obesity medicine and surgery, our team is providing a groundbreaking, integrated approach to the treatment of obesity and diabetes.
Pennington Biomedical Research Center offers world-class care and bariatric clinical research. Researchers at Pennington have found that surgical treatment, often in combination with lifestyle intervention and/or medications for weight loss, is an effective and valuable tool for managing obesity and type 2 diabetes.Learn more