Bariatrics Weight Loss Surgeries

Dr. John Mobley, Caldwell Medical Center’s general and weight loss surgeon. Dr. Mobley administers weight loss surgeries for patients in the Caldwell County and Western Kentucky regions.

Dr. John Mobley is a highly-trained and established board-certified General and Bariatric Surgeon serving Caldwell County and the Western Kentucky region. He performs a wide variety of surgical procedures and has a special interest in weight loss surgeries to better patients’ tomorrows. Dr. Mobley has been in practice for over 25 years and is well-regarded by his peers and the patients he serves in the Western Kentucky area. He is pleased to serve our community and is now accepting new patients. He also enjoys being an active member of the community by generously donating his time and talents, including playing his banjo and upright bass. Dr. Mobley enjoys spending time hiking and listening to bluegrass music with his wife and eight children.

Denise Kirk
Bariatric and Weight Loss Coordinator

Take Control with Bariatric Weight Loss Surgery

Our center offers a comprehensive bariatric and weight loss services providing you with a skilled bariatric and weight loss surgeon for consultation and follow-up care; a certified bariatric and weight loss nurse for education, support and encouragement; a bariatric and weight loss dietitian for your specialized nutritional needs, a clinical psychologist for the psychological evaluation required by insurance and a sensitive and caring, well-organized office team.

We understand the importance of ongoing support, education, and encouragement in this life-changing process. All consultations and evaluations of our weight loss services are performed within the same building for patient consideration and convenience.

Is Lap Band Surgery Right for Me?

Laparoscopic band surgery is one of the types of bariatric surgery for people who can’t lose weight by other means. Laparoscopic banding is the least invasive of weight loss surgeries. It does not involve cutting or rerouting the intestines or the stomach. This is accomplished through small incisions which are used to wrap a small silicone ring with an adjustable circular balloon lining around the upper portion of the stomach creating a small pouch and slowing the passage of food to the rest of the stomach. The inner balloon can be adjusted (tightened/loosened) by the care of our team. Learn more at

Candidates must be 18 years of age or older with a body-mass index (BMI) of at least 35 or greater with one or more medical conditions such as

  • Diabetes
  • High Blood Pressure
  • Sleep Apnea
  • Heart Disease

We encourage you to be committed to making lifelong changes in your eating habits and lifestyle to achieve your weight loss goals. Patients can feel full on diet-sized portions of food. The purpose of the smaller stomach pouch is to create the sensation of fullness earlier, thereby decreasing the desire for food and limiting the volume of food one is capable of consuming at one time.

Caldwell Medical Center offers a wide range of surgical and weight loss services to serve your medical needs. Our skilled team of medical professionals provides years of experience combined with a state-of-the-art facility to help you achieve better-quality healthcare, right here at home. Let our highly qualified surgical team take care of you.

To schedule an appointment or to learn more about our bariatric weight loss services, please complete the form below and our Caldwell Bariatric and Weight Loss Coordinator will contact you by phone within 24 hours, Monday through Friday.