16851 Jefferson Highway Suite 3A
Baton Rouge, LA 70817
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PH: (225) 771-8741
Arriving in Baton Rouge in 1997, Dr. Bellanger was the first surgeon in the area to perform laparoscopic (key-hole surgery) weight loss surgery. He performed the first laparoscopic gastric bypass in 2000 and the first gastric banding in 2002. Currently, Dr. Bellanger has performed over 2000 weight loss surgical procedures and his practice is dedicated solely to the field of bariatric (weight loss) surgery.
Dr. Bellanger is the only Louisiana physician chosen to broadcast a live bariatric surgery.
Dr. Bellanger enjoys the many out door activities of Baton Rouge with his wife Tiffany and their three children.
Special Medical InterestsSince dedicating his practice to bariatric surgery, Dr. Bellanger has authored and co-authored numerous articles in bariatric surgery and has been published in several prestigious journals. Additionally, he is considered an expert in the field of laparoscopic sleeve gastrectomy with the following notable accomplishments:
- One of only ten U.S. surgeons to sit on the International Sleeve Gastrectomy Consensus Conference
- Travels to other cities to teach the sleeve gastrectomy technique
- Has lectured around the United States and has been an invited lecturer at the Annual meeting of Obesity Surgery Society of Australia & New Zealand, in Sydney, Australia
Board Certifications General Surgery: American Board of Surgery