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Nolan Ratliff

After consulting with a series of bariatric physicians that were not able to help him, Nolan was getting frustrated. His family doctor had always suggested he give St. Vincent Charity a shot. When he arrived for his first appointment, Nolan weighed over 600 pounds, was on oxygen, and battling life-threatening conditions such as high blood pressure, high cholesterol, and diabetes, that threatened his well-being. Today, Nolan is in a much different place—and sharing a much different story.

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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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April 11, 2018

Navigating relationship changes after bariatric surgery

Research shows weight loss surgery can also lead to dramatic changes in one's personal relationships. A recent study highlights the fact that changes in weight can affect more than just physical size. As a person's self-confidence and other lifest ...continue reading

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April 3, 2018

Learning, or re-learning, how to cook healthy meals requires some trial and error

World famous chef Julia Child once said, “this is my advice to people: learn how to cook, try new recipes, learn from your mistakes, be fearless, and above all have fun.” ...continue reading

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