UMMC Weight Management

weight management

Nothing is more important than your health. And choosing to lose weight is often the single most important thing you can do to improve your health and quality of life. When making such an important decision, you want to choose a program you can trust—a well-respected, research-based program that is part of the state's only academic medical center.

The University of Mississippi Medical Center's weight management program follows UMMC's commitment to provide people throughout Mississippi with quality, compassionate medical care. Our comprehensive program includes both surgical and non-surgical weight loss options. Services led by board-certified experts are designed to provide you with the tools you need to not only lose weight, but also to enjoy long-term weight loss success.

Non-surgical options

To help you reach and maintain your weight loss goals, we provide a range of non-surgical weight loss treatments, including nutrition, exercise and counseling. Meal replacement options provide portion- and calorie-controlled diets without complicated food lists or extensive food preparation.

Unlike most other diet programs, we offer much more than just diet foods. Our supportive weight-loss classes, specialized maintenance classes and detailed support materials help you learn the new skills you’ll need to keep your weight off long after you leave the program.

Surgical options

Our experienced staff treats our patients as family, helping them reach their goals through laparoscopic weight loss surgery procedures including gastric bypass, adjustable gastric band and the vertical sleeve.

To learn more

The best way to learn more about the program is to come for a free, no-obligation information session. We will discuss all of our surgical and non-surgical options and give you a complete overview of what you could expect from our program.

Sessions are held at noon on the second Wednesday of the month and at 6 p.m. on the fourth Wednesday. Dates include:


  • July 30 – 6:00 p.m.
  • August 13 – Noon
  • August 27 – 6:00 p.m.
  • September 10 – Noon
  • September 24 – 6:00 p.m.
  • October 8 – Noon
  • October 22 – 6:00 p.m.
  • November 12 – Noon
  • December 10 – Noon
  • December 17 – 6:00 p.m.


  • January 14 – Noon
  • January 28 – 6:00 p.m.
  • February 12 – Noon
  • February 26 – 6:00 p.m.

If you are considering bariatric surgery, come visit with bariatric surgeon Ken Vick, MD. As part of this candid discussion, he will talk about the purpose of surgical procedures, outcomes and what patients can expect. You also will have the opportunity to ask questions, including common concerns about insurance coverage.


    The UMMC weight management program is located at:

    University Physicians – Grants Ferry
    1010 Lakeland Place
    Flowood, MS 39232

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