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Baton Rouge General Earns Top Distinction for Bariatric Surgery

BATON ROUGE, La. – Today, Baton Rouge General (BRG) announced that it has been named a Blue Distinction Center+ for Bariatric Surgery by Blue Cross Blue Shield, demonstrating quality care that is more affordable, treatment expertise and better overall patient results.

“We’re proud of what we have achieved for patients, especially when it comes to lower rates of complications post-surgery and fewer hospital readmissions,” said Dr. Jonathan Taylor, medical director of the bariatric program. “Delivering exceptional care and results is a team effort, and we are honored to be recognized for helping restore the health of our community.”

Blue Distinction Centers+ for Bariatric Surgery provide a full range of bariatric surgery care, including surgical care, post-operative care, outpatient follow-up care and patient education. BRG’s team includes weight loss surgeons, bariatric nurses trained in caring for the weight loss surgery patient and registered dietitians experienced in making eating after weight loss surgery fun and healthy.

BRG’s weight management and weight loss options include non-surgical, medically supervised nutrition counseling and weight loss programs in addition to bariatric surgery.

Learn more about bariatric surgery and other weight loss services at here or by calling (225) 819-1104.

About Baton Rouge General Medical Center

Baton Rouge General Medical Center is the area’s first community hospital with 588 licensed beds between two campuses. Baton Rouge General opened its doors in 1900, and has provided the Greater Baton Rouge community with high-quality healthcare for generations. An accredited teaching hospital since 1991, Baton Rouge General serves as an affiliate of Tulane University School of Medicine, and offers other medical education programs, including a School of Nursing, School of Radiologic Technology, Family Medicine Residency Program, Internal Medicine Residency Program, and Sports Medicine Fellowship Program. For more information, visit, find us on Facebook at and follow us on Twitter at @BRGeneral.