Lana Nelson, DO, MSPH,FACOS

Dr. Nelson is a bariatric surgeon from Norman Oklahoma. She is a graduate of Oklahoma state University College of Osteopathic Medicine. After completing general surgery training in Ohio, she attended a fellowship in Advanced Laparoscopic Gastrointestinal and Bariatric surgery at the University of South Florida. She has been in practice in Norman since 2005. She is currently certified in both general surgery and obesity medicine. She is the Director of Metabolic and Bariatric surgery, and is the co-founder of Journey Clinic, which is Oklahoma’s largest and most comprehensive bariatric surgery program. The program at Journey Clinic in conjunction with Norman Regional Health System has been certified as a quality program in bariatric surgery since 2007.

Surgical Treatment of Obesity


  • Review obesity as a disease process.
  • Discuss medical criteria and considerations for bariatric surgery.
  • Review common bariatric surgery procedures.
  • Discuss nutritional monitoring, comorbidity monitoring, and obesity management long term.