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About USA Health Providence Bariatrics

We're now part of USA Health

USA Health Providence Bariatrics, previously known as the Ascension Providence Weight-Loss Center, joined USA Health in 2023. Our clinic continues to help you achieve your weight-loss goals by offering bariatric surgery, medically supervised weight-loss, and dietitian-lead lifestyle management.

A Comprehensive Center of Excellence for Bariatric Surgery

Providence Hospital is a Comprehensive Center of Excellence for Bariatric Surgery, awarded by the American College of Surgeons. To earn this designation, Providence Hospital met and exceeded essential criteria for staffing, training, facility infrastructure and patient care pathways, ensuring its ability to support patients with obesity.


Hours of Operation

Please call us at 251-660-3506 for our daily hours.

Starting Your Weight-Loss Journey

Your journey beings with a free seminar to learn about your weight-loss options, what to expect, and how to change your lifestyle. You can attend a seminar in-person or watch a prerecorded one below:



Once you've watched the seminar video, please submit your information. We look forward to talking with you!

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Services Offered at USA Health Providence Bariatrics

At USA Health Providence Bariatrics, we offer many options for weight loss services. In addition to medically supervised weight-loss and dietitian-lead lifestyle management, we perform three types of bariatric surgeries. These procedures can be performed laparoscopically or robotically with small or open incisions. Nearly all of Dr. Laan’s weight-loss surgeries use small incisions.

Roux-en-Y Gastric Bypass Technique

In a Roux-en-Y gastric bypass, we divide the stomach with a stapler to make a small pouch, reducing the patient's stomach capacity from the size of a football to the size of an egg, so the patient will feel full with less food. We attach a Y-shaped section of the small intestine to the pouch, so food bypasses most of the stomach and goes directly into the “roux limb.” Most patients do not experience excessive malabsorption of nutrients, and the ability to consume fluids is not affected because they quickly pass through the pouch. Patients typically lose 60-70% of their excess body weight. Roux-en-Y gastric bypass also can reduce symptoms of gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD).

Sleeve Gastrectomy

In a sleeve gastrectomy, we remove the outside portion of the stomach to create a long, tubular shape like a banana. By reducing the volume of the stomach, the patient will feel satisfied with less food, so they will eat less and lose weight. Unlike gastric bypass, this procedure does not involve rerouting the intestines. Because it does not involve intestinal malabsorption, the patient must eat a healthy diet and exercise to maintain optimal weight loss. Patients who have a sleeve gastrectomy usually lose 50-60% of their excess body weight.

Biliopancreatic Diversion with Duodenal Switch (BPD/DS)

BPD/DS is a two-step procedure. First, we perform a sleeve gastrectomy to remove the outside portion of the stomach, reducing its volume. But unlike a sleeve gastrectomy, we do not remove the pyloric valve, which releases food to the small intestine. We also leave the duodenum, the portion of the small intestine that connects to the stomach. Second, we bypass the majority of the intestine by connecting its end to the duodenum. A BPD/DS reduces how much the patient can eat and how many nutrients they can absorb. It is recommended for patients whose body mass index (BMI) is greater than 50.

Service Providers

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Parking & Directions

USA Health Providence Bariatrics offers free parking to all patients and visitors.

6701 Airport Boulevard
Mobile, Alabama 36608
P: 251-660-3506
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Amenities at USA Health Providence Bariatrics

This clinic offers free parking and complimentary Wi-Fi to patients and their guests.

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Upcoming Events


The University of South Alabama's Eastern Shore Speaker Series showcases a diverse range of lectures and performances by artists, scholars and industry experts at the USA Baldwin County Campus in Fairhope.


Providence Foundation’s annual Charity Golf Classic takes place in September at Lakewood Golf Club.


The 17th Annual GO Run 5K Race and 1-Mile Fun Run will be held on Saturday, September 21, 2024.


Our calendar lists special events and regularly scheduled classes separately. To display a list of upcoming classes, select the "Classes" option above or visit Events, Classes and Support Groups at USA Health.

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