• Our Patients Come
    Above All Else

  • Our Patients Come
    Above All Else

  • Our Patients Come
    Above All Else

Welcome To Mid Louisiana Surgical Specialists

The surgeons at Mid Louisiana Surgical Specialists are pleased to welcome you to our practice. We want all of our patients to be informed decision makers and fully understand any health issues they may face. That's why we've developed a website filled with valuable information about surgical problems and treatments.



Our surgeons provide skilled surgical intervention for a wide range of conditions utilizing the latest surgical protocols and innovative techniques including minimally invasive procedures. Our surgeons specialize in breast surgery, hernia repair, gallbladder surgery, colon surgery, and weight loss surgery, among many other services. MLSS has served the Central Louisiana community for more than 40 years, providing highly personalized care with excellent surgical outcomes. Patients and their families can expect a warm and caring environment with a general surgeon and staff who are dedicated to the patient's well-being from pre-procedure to full recovery.   View a list of our In-Network Insurance‚Äč.


Weight loss surgery can be a life-changing experience. Treatments for obesity can help you reduce serious risks to your health, renew your physique, and give you the tools you need to start living a healthier, more confident lifestyle. Dr. Parrish and our team are compassionate and attentive to our patient’s needs, and we genuinely care about their well-being. Our goal is to provide you with education, advanced treatment, safe weight loss, and a true partner on your journey to better health.  View a list of our In-Network Insurance.


Let our team assist you.


  • "I recently experienced this wonderful doctor [Dr. Watkins] due to a diagnosis of beast cancer - he is such a caring person who everyone loves!!!"

    Nancy Barrere
  • "Dr. Cole will forever be my hero. He saved my life! Even since my big ileostomy surgery, Dr. Cole has gotten me through a couple of hernia surgeries, of which he did his usual miraculous work, resulting in the best possible result ever!!! One very important thing Dr. Cole does is pray for his patients prior to going into surgery. Dr. Cole’s Prayers work better than any drug they give you to calm you before surgery. You know you are in hands guided by God!!!!  I thank God for Dr. Cole!!!!
    I love you, Dr Cole!"

    Lydia Cortello
  • "I was very impressed with Dr. Aguilar. So kind and pleasant. I felt that he genuinely cared."

    Stephanie Richard
  • "I gained a tremendous amount of weight after my last stroke. I was on 27 medications, a cpap machine, and an insulin pump. My cardiovascular doctor referred me to Mid Louisiana Surgical Specialists to see Dr. Parrish. At first, I wasn't sure if i would qualify with all odds against me, but he took a shot on me and gave me my life back. Now I do 5k workouts four to five days a week and my blood pressure and A1 are under control. Dr. Parrish is the best! I will always recommend him and his staff at MLSS for bariatric and surgical needs. Thank you for all that you do!"

    Lisa Gallion
  • "“I have been to several surgeons over the years, and all of them shut me down so quickly. Dr. Wheelis is an angel in disguise. He has helped me so much, and the surgeries he has already done have turned out perfectly! I trust him with my life.""

    Jessica Bordelon