Lives Changed

I had my gastric sleeve done on April 1, 2019. I can’t say enough good things about Dr. Borland, his nurse or receptionist. They are the sweetest people and so knowledgeable about what to expect, how to prepare etc. I feel fantastic since this surgery and I give Dr. Borland, the Surgery Center at Iberia Medical and the staff a 10. The experience was amazing and I highly recommend anyone needing gastric sleeve surgery to contact Dr. Borland.

Angela Thibodeaux Simon
April 9, 2019

Top-notch! Explains everything easily and made house calls to check on me after surgery! Great doctor and staff!

Namat Renee Shelton
February 7, 2019

BEST doctor in Iberia Parish!

Fifi DeRouen
July 11, 2018

He is awesome, very easy to talk to, and knows what he’s doing!! Went for my 1 week check up today, and lost 13 lbs. Woooohoooo!

Karla Shuff Taylor
March 28, 2018

Best thing I ever did! Dr. Borland is the best surgeon. I never had pain or nausea. Every nurse I came in contact with at NISC was the best. Very nice, very knowledgeable, and caring! Excellent experience!!  am enjoying life!

Carrie Rice Bryant 
June 26, 2015

I cannot say enough good things about Dr. Borland and his staff. Surgery was pain-free and I had no complications. Dr. Borland is easy to talk to and has an awesome bedside manner. The staff of New Iberia Surgery Center were caring and made my time there easy and hassle-free! The nurses are top-notch! Overall I had a great experience using Dr. Borland and I am thankful I found him!! Thank you, Dr. Borland!!

Carrie Rice Bryant 

I am so thankful to Dr. Borland and his staff. I am 6 weeks post-op and have lost 33 pounds. I highly recommend Dr. Borland to anyone considering the vertical sleeve gastrectomy. He is very kind and professional. Best decision I ever made!!

Misty Smith
December 17, 2014

Several friends used Dr. Borland and highly recommended him and I was not disappointed. My VSG surgery was very successful. A little discomfort but not painful, no pain medication needed. His staff is extremely helpful as well as the surgical center staff. My nurses were amazing and very attentive. I stayed at the Candlewood Suites and was very pleased. I would highly recommend Dr. Borland.

April 8, 2014,

I had my sleeve done on Dec 10.2012. I got my consultation, and surgery fast afterward. You get the pre-op test done yourself, and the staff was wonderful and helpful in getting the stuff together and info to you. The cost was $9800.00, wow, love that!!!!! You stay at your choice of hotels, he goes and checks on you there, then he says it’s time to go home. He’s got a great bedside manner. My first week lost 16 pounds, went back my 6th week, lost 27 pounds total. YES! (5 stars)

Jan. 28, 2013,

Truly awesome doctor. I went to see him and received a surgery date 2 wks. later. From the time of my 1st visit to my sleeve date, the entire process took less than a month. I made sure to get all my pre-op tests done asap. It was a cash pay surgery for $9800. I can’t believe that I have no pain and its only my 3rd post-op day. He’s very personal, he gave me his beeper#, home #, etc. I beeped him with a question and he called me in less than 10mins. The guy is truly one of the best doctors I’ve ever been to and I’m a nurse, so we don’t always take to doctors well. He also gave me a cd of my surgery. You don’t get all the run around like a lot of these big obesity-type clinics give you. He has a very small staff and they are so sweet and nice especially Marion. My surgery was done outpatient, but we had to stay in the area. We spent the 1st night in the Days Inn we left because it was so stinky in there. We spent the 2nd day at Candlewood suites which were a newer and nice motel however they put us under a woman who had a special needs child who was beating on the floor, walls, moving furn, etc. We complained but nothing was done. I was able to go home on 3rd

April 26, 2012,

FANTASTIC EXPERIENCE. Dr. Borland is very knowledgeable about the procedures he performs and is very interested in his patients. I couldn’t have asked for a better experience. He was patient, kind and very comforting. He has an excellent bedside manner. There’s not a single negative thing I can think of.

Michelle H. 
March 2, 2012,

Dr. Borland is a very accomplished weight loss doctor. He has been doing weight loss surgery for over 30 years. I always felt very comfortable with him from the first time I met him. He answered every question I had. I took his time with me on every visit, pre, and post. I would highly recommend him to anyone wanting weight loss surgery. I had my surgery on Aug 3, 2010. I am down 84lbs. I look great and feel great. It was the best thing I have ever done and would do it again the same way with the same Dr. 🙂

Nov. 2, 2011,

Meeting Dr. Borland and his staff was the best thing that could have ever happened to me. I am now only 6 months post-op and have lost 109 lbs. I am on almost no medication for blood pressure or Diabetes anymore. Dr. Borland is as compassionate a Dr as I have ever seen with the best of bedside manners you could imagine. If you are thinking about WLS then he is your guy. My wife is going to have the same WLS as me in July hopefully and she loves him to death.

Buddy Duplechain
New Man

I am 42 years old and had gastric sleeve surgery in 2007. Although I did not have a BMI of over 30, I had carried around about 30 extra pounds and could not lose it. The surgery gave me control over my eating and allowed me to drop to a healthy weight and maintain that weight over time. I have been thrilled with the results! Instead of feeling guilty because I was too overweight and unhealthy to keep up with my two young children, I am now an active mom enjoying my new life!

Satisfied Mom

I was Dr. Borland’s first gastric sleeve patient. I felt very confident in his abilities so I was not too nervous going into the surgery. Everything went perfectly. I had zero complications and would recommend him to anyone considering this surgery. In fact, Dr. Borland will be doing a gastric sleeve on my brother in a couple of months.

Dec. 17, 2007,

My first impression of Dr.Borland was very nice and he seemed concerned about my well-being. He came to visit me twice at the home of a family member’s house I was staying at after the surgery. I thought his office was nice, like any other. At first, his staff seemed a little rude, but after talking and asking questions things changed a lot and they were all helpful and nice. Anyone researching to have the sleeve should consider Dr. Borland. He does give you lots of information regarding prior and aftercare of the surgery. I would rate him a 10 out of 10!

Jan. 8, 2009,

I have been very impressed with Dr. Borland from day one. He has a very good way of communicating which puts you right at ease. He schedules the consultations as the last appointment of the day so that you can spend as much time as you want and ask as many questions as you like. He does the VSG as an outpatient procedure because he feels that like other surgeries that have been moved to outpatient, you reduce the risk of blood clots when you do this. After having my surgery as an outpatient I think it is just how it should be. I had discomfort but no real pain so I don’t think a hospital stay was necessary. He does require that you stay local for 2 nights so that he can check on you. Dr. Borland made 3 house calls to me; imagine a Dr today that does house calls! Overall I would rate him very high in both his surgical competence and his bedside manner.

Oct. 26, 2008,

Dr. Borland was very nice and easy to talk to. His staff was also very nice and friendly. The surgery was done outpatient at a surgery center. I live approximately 1.5 hrs away from his office, so he requested that I stay at a hotel to be near overnight. He visited me the afternoon of the surgery in the hotel room. He made my husband and I feel very comfortable. I would recommend him as a surgeon.

Oct. 18, 2007,