Slidell Memorial Hospital and Ochsner Expand Partnership with New Comprehensive Weight Loss Center

Slidell Memorial Hospital and Ochsner Expand Partnership with New Comprehensive Weight Loss Center

SLIDELL, La. – On Tuesday, May 16, Slidell Memorial Hospital and Ochsner Medical Center – North Shore celebrated the grand opening of the Slidell Comprehensive Weight Loss Center at 1850 E. Gause Boulevard, Suite 303 in Slidell.

The center, a joint effort between the two partnering hospitals, delivers a new level of weight loss services previously unavailable in East St. Tammany. The mission of the comprehensive weight loss program is to offer the highest quality of life by providing medical, surgical and non-surgical weight loss options.

“Together we are taking an important step forward for the strong partnership between SMH and Ochsner,” said Bill Davis, CEO of Slidell Memorial Hospital and Ochsner Medical Center – North Shore. “The opening of the Slidell Comprehensive Weight Loss Center is yet another example of our shared vision to offer additional, specialized health services to the Slidell market and beyond.”

With a diverse patient base in mind, the center is comprised of medically-trained staff from dieticians to surgeons and includes education and health coaching for every body type. Unique to the area, the Ideal Protein Weight Loss Method is also available on-site. A program consisting of low carbohydrates, moderate protein and a 4-phase protocol that includes meal replacement products and diet-provided meats and vegetables.

“We want to ensure that our patients are fully-educated and are able to make an informed decision before choosing the weight loss program that will work best for them,” said Dr. Asahel Gridley, Bariatric Surgery, Comprehensive Weight Loss, Ochsner -- North Shore. “Whether you need to lose weight for health reasons or want to maintain a healthy lifestyle, Ochsner and SMH are here to guide our patients throughout their entire journey.”

Services & Procedures

  • Ideal Protein meal replacement program and health coaching
  • Dietician consultations
  • Laparoscopic gastric sleeve procedure and bypass procedures
  • Robotic bariatric revision procedures
  • Bariatric financial counseling services

In 2016, SMH and Ochsner forged a strong, integrated partnership with a strategic mission to provide access to high quality care for the people of East St. Tammany and beyond.

To learn more about your weight loss options, call 985-238-2519.



Slidell Memorial Hospital is a full-service 229-bed acute care not-for-profit community hospital located at 1001 Gause Blvd., in the heart of Slidell. Founded in 1959, SMH serves as a primary healthcare resource for families in St. Tammany Parish, La.; and Pearl River County, Miss. For more information, visit The hospital’s main phone number is (985) 280-2200.


Ochsner Health System is Louisiana’s largest non-profit, academic, healthcare system. Driven by a mission to Serve, Heal, Lead, Educate and Innovate, coordinated clinical and hospital patient care is provided across the region by Ochsner's 29 owned, managed and affiliated hospitals and more than 60 health centers. Ochsner is the only Louisiana hospital recognized by U.S. News & World Report as a “Best Hospital” across three specialty categories caring for patients from all 50 states and more than 80 countries worldwide each year. Ochsner employs more than 17,000 employees and over 1,100 physicians in over 90 medical specialties and subspecialties, and conducts more than 600 clinical research studies. Ochsner Health System is proud to be a tobacco-free environment. For more information, please visit and follow us on Twitter and Facebook.

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