Drake Bellanger, MD

Dr. Bellanger’s practice at Woman’s is dedicated to helping women find the best individualized weight loss option utilizing the latest innovations in fitness, nutrition, medicine and surgery. He is a strong proponent of preventative medicine and wellness and enjoys the unique opportunity in helping patients with their weight-associated needs, offering all of the latest treatments from medication therapy to nutrition counseling.

Dr. Bellanger is one of the few physicians Board Certified in obesity medicine in the Baton Rouge region. His certification by the American Board of Obesity Medicine (ABOM) signifies a specialized knowledge in the practice of obesity medicine and care. He is also board certified in general surgery. Dr. Bellanger’s in depth knowledge of weight loss from medicine to surgery provides him a unique perspective on helping patients achieve their personal goals.

Dr. Bellanger was born in Galliano, La., and was reared in Cut Off, both small communities along Bayou Lafourche in southeastern Louisiana. He attended the University of Southwestern Louisiana where he received his undergraduate degree in Biology/Chemistry. Dr. Bellanger was then accepted to L.S.U. Medical School in New Orleans and graduated in 1992 receiving his M.D. degree.

The next five years were spent training in the Surgical Residency Program at the University of South Alabama Hospitals. During his residency in the mid 1990’s, Dr. Bellanger trained in Bariatric Surgery under the tutelage of Dr. Charles B. Rodning, MD, PhD, FICS, FACS.

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.

Dr. Bellanger enjoys the many outdoor activities of Baton Rouge with his wife Tiffany and their three children.

Woman’s Metabolic Weight Loss Clinic new address:

Woman's Physician Office Building
500 Rue de la Vie, Suite 511 and 513 
Baton Rouge, LA 70817



  • Obesity Medicine

Physician Groups

  • Woman's Metabolic Weight Loss


  • English



  • General Surgery: American Board of Surgery
  • Obesity Medicine: American Board of Obesity Medicine