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Susan Smith

Susan used to tell herself that she wasn't overweight, even though she struggled to perform daily tasks. She couldn't sleep on her stomach. Her back ached. She had trouble fitting behind the wheel of the car. She couldn't wear "cute" clothes, she recalls. But after bariatric surgery, Susan hasn't looked back—only forward, and as a thinner, happier, more confident version of herself (and one who can wear "cute" clothes again).

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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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