Garden Park Medical Center is committed to helping you take charge of your health. We provide a variety of ways in which to lose weight and decrease your risk of chronic diseases such as diabetes and high blood pressure.

Bariatric (Weight-Loss) Surgery

Bariatric Surgery is the clinical term for weight loss surgery. Garden Park Medical Center offers three standardized different weight loss procedures: gastric bypass, adjustable gastric banding and sleeve gastrectomy. The following information will help you learn about and compare the different procedures to determine which option may be right for you.

Weight Loss Surgery Options

Ideal Protein

Garden Park is pleased to introduce Ideal Protein, to individuals struggling with weight issues. Ideal Protein is a comprehensive weight loss program. It is a 4-phase low carbohydrate, moderate protein diet plan that includes weekly one-on-one sessions led by Garden Park’s Registered Dietitians. They will work closely with you on your goals, and provide expert insight to help you be successful in your weight-loss journey.

To make an appointment, email GPMCnutrition@hcahealthcare.com or call (228) 575-7105.

Nutrition Therapy

Our goal is to provide nutrition education tailored to your individual nutritional needs and to help you achieve a healthier lifestyle. Registered Dietitians can offer solutions, resources and support through Medical Nutrition Therapy to combat the following:

  • Heart disease (high blood pressure, high cholesterol, and high triglycerides, CHF)
  • Diabetes including Gestational Diabetes
  • Specialty nutrition for cancer, kidney disease and liver disease
  • Weight management
  • Support groups for weight loss surgery
  • Support groups for diabetics

Lose Weight Throught Nutrition

Diabetes Education

Garden Park Medical Center Diabetes Support Group provides education and support to help people best manage their diabetes. Dietitians and guest speakers provide information on diabetes with topics ranging from diet to medications. Our goal is to provide knowledge to attendees that will help in day-to-day control of their glucose levels.

Diabetes Education