UMMC Weight Management

Weight Management and Bariatrics Surgery at UMMC

Being overweight is a medical issue. Treat it like one.

Being overweight affects more than the way we look. Obesity increases risk for problems such as high blood pressure, heart disease, joint problems, and diabetes.

Losing weight is often the single most important thing a person can do to improve health and quality of life. 

That’s why it makes sense to choose the weight management program backed by research from Mississippi’s only academic medical center.

UMMC offers:

  • Three types of safe, proven bariatric surgery
  • A medically supervised, non-surgical weight loss program
  • A healthcare team, including a surgeon, dietician, psychologist, internal medicine specialist, and physical therapist

Led by board-certified experts, our programs provide the tools to lose weight and keep it off. Most importantly, we also provide the caring support to make weight loss a permanent part of a healthier life.

To learn more

Start by attending one of our free, no-obligation information sessions. Share your questions with bariatric surgeon, Dr. Ken Vick, and learn about weight loss options and how to choose the right one for your personal goals.


The UMMC weight management program is located at:

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