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Accepting New Patients: Yes

Gender: Female

Began Practicing: 2014

Languages: English,

Call Today: (216) 592-2801

Leslie L. Pristas, D.O.

Specialties:

Bariatric Surgery Board Certified Accepting New Patients

General Surgery Board Certified Accepting New Patients

Primary Location: SVCMC Medical Office Building

Accepting New Patients: Yes

Gender: Female

Began Practicing: 2014

Languages: English,

2322 East 22nd St.
Suite 207

Cleveland, Ohio 44115

Phone: (216) 592-2801

Fax: (216) 592-2811

Driving Directions

Hours:

Monday: 8:00AM - 5:00PM

Tuesday: 8:00AM - 5:00PM

Wednesday: 8:00AM - 5:00PM

Thursday: 8:00AM - 5:00PM

Friday: 8:00AM - 5:00PM

 

 

Disabled Access: Yes

Public Transportation: Yes

Biography:

Dr. Leslie Pristas, board-certified in general surgery and a Fellow of the American College of Surgeons (FACS), is the medical director and surgeon for the Center for Bariatric Surgery. An experienced bariatric surgeon, Dr. Pristas began practicing at St. Vincent Charity Medical Center in July 2018 bringing with her advanced capabilities in surgical treatments for heartburn. In addition to her role within the Center for Bariatric Surgery, Dr. Pristas performs minimally invasive general surgery and welcomes those consults in addition to her weight loss surgery practice. Her special interests also include hernia repair, colorectal surgery and robotic surgery.

Dr. Pristas earned her medical degree from Ohio University College of Osteopathic Medicine and completed her residency at Keesler Air Force Base Medical Center in Mississippi. She grew up in Delaware, Ohio and went to Denison University for her undergraduate degree. After completing her medical degree at Ohio University, she joined the Air Force. Dr. Pristas then moved to Mississippi for her active duty residency at Keesler Air Force Base. Upon finishing her residency, she stayed in Mississippi for four years of active duty.

She returned to Ohio in June 2018 and lives in Medina with her husband and three children.

Education

Ohio University - College of Osteopathic Medicine Medical School - 2009

Kessler Medical Center Internship - 2005

Kessler Medical Center Residency - 2007

Treatment & Services

  • Bariatric Revision Surgery
  • Bariatric Surgery
  • Bariatric/Weight Loss Surgery
  • Breast Surgery
  • Colonoscopy
  • Gastric Bypass
  • General Surgery
  • GI Endoscopy Procedures
  • Laparoscopic Bariatric Surgery
  • Laparoscopic General Surgery
  • Laparoscopic GI Surgery
  • Laparoscopic Hernia Repair
  • Laparoscopic Surgery
  • Medical Weight Loss
  • Minimally Invasive Bariatric Surgery
  • Minimally Invasive Surgery
  • Minimally Invasive Techniques
  • Percutaneous Endo Gastro Tube
  • Pneumothorax
  • Revision Surgery
  • Sleeve Gastrectomy
  • Surgical Oncology
  • Weight Loss
  • Weight Loss - Adolescent
  • Weight Loss - Adult
  • Weight Management

Insurance Accepted

  • AETNA HEALTH NETWORK OPTION - HMO
  • AETNA NETWORK - HMO
  • AETNA OPEN ACCESS - HMO
  • AETNA SELECT - HMO
  • AETNA SELECT CHOICE - HMO
  • AETNA US ACCESS - HMO
  • ANTHEM BLUE PREFERRED - HMO
  • CIGNA HEALTH PLAN - HMO
  • GREAT WEST HEALTHCARE (CIGNA) - HMO
  • HEALTH OHIO (MMO) - HMO
  • SUPERMED - HMO
  • UNITED HEALTHCARE OF OHIO - HMO
  • BUCKEYE COMMUNITY HEALTH PLAN HMO - MCD
  • CARESOURCE HMO - MCD
  • AETNA GOLDEN HMO - MCR
  • ANTHEM MEDICARE PPO - MCR
  • ANTHEM SENIOR ADVANTAGE HMO - MCR
  • BUCKEYE COMMUNITY HEALTH PLAN HMO - MCR
  • CARESOURCE ADVANTAGE HMO - MCR
  • MEDICAL MUTUAL OF OHIO MEDICARE ADV - MCR
  • SUMMA CARE HMO - MCR
  • UNITED HEALTHCARE ADVANTAGE HMO - MCR
  • UNITED HEALTHCARE SELECT HMO - MCR
  • AETNA ELECT CHOICE - PPO
  • AETNA GOLDEN CHOICE - PPO
  • AETNA MANAGED CHOICE - PPO
  • AETNA OPEN CHOICE - PPO
  • ANTHEM BLUE ACCESS NETWORK (FEDERAL - PPO
  • ANTHEM BLUE TRADITIONAL - PPO
  • CIGNA HEALTH PLAN - PPO
  • CONFINITY (FORMERLY PPOM/ASC FLORA) - PPO
  • EMERALD HEALTH NETWORK-INTERPLAN HE - PPO
  • FIRST HEALTH NETWORK (COVENTRY) - PPO
  • GREAT WEST HEALTHCARE (CIGNA) - PPO
  • MULTIPLAN - PPO
  • OHIO HEALTH CHOICE - PPO
  • PRIVATE HEALTHCARE SYSTEMS (MULTIPL - PPO
  • SUPERMED CLASSIC (MMO) - PPO
  • SUPERMED PLUS (MMO) - PPO
  • SUPERMED SELECT (MMO) - PPO
  • TRICARE - PPO
  • UNITED HEALTHCARE OF OHIO - PPO

Recent Posts

June 3, 2019

Dr. Leslie Pristas named medical director of Center for Bariatric Surgery at St. Vincent Charity Medical Center

Leslie L. Pristas D.O. FACS has been named medical director and lead surgeon of Center for Bariatric Surgery at St. Vincent Charity Medical Center. Dr. Pristas is the first woman to oversee the center, which is the longest-standing nationally accredi ...continue reading

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June 4, 2018

St. Vincent Surgeon Performs Breakthrough Knee Revision Surgery

St. Vincent Charity Medical Center’s Dr. Bernard Stulberg recently became the first orthopedic surgeon in the country to perform total knee revision surgery utilizing the latest GPS technology. The procedure marks a breakthrough in knee revision surg ...continue reading

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January 11, 2018

Physician profile: St. Vincent Charity Surgeon Dr. John Collis Revolutionized Spinal Surgery

St. Vincent Charity Surgeon, Dr. John Collis, has revolutionized the treatment for patients suffering with back pain. His leadership has led to innovative treatments and surgical options for millions of Americans living with chronic back pain. Throu ...continue reading

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October 13, 2016

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