Sometimes people feel intimidated or scared by taking to take the first step. It’s important to have support not only from staff but also from others who have been through similar weight loss journeys. Personal support helps you get back to living your life again.
— Christine, Center for Bariatric Surgery patient advocate
A weight loss program at St. Vincent Charity begins the moment you inquire about your options and decide to move forward.
Our support programs allow you to meet others, from patients who are entering the Bariatric program, to patients who are months into it, and those who have been through surgery and are still working every day to maintain their new, healthier lifestyle. You are not alone. There are many here to help.
Our comprehensive program includes the following services:
- Pre- and Post-Op Support Groups
- Nutritional and Psychological Counseling
- Exercise Programs
- Monthly Peer Support Groups
- Annual Graduation Ceremony
June 3, 2019
Dr. Leslie Pristas named medical director of Center for Bariatric Surgery at St. Vincent Charity Medical Center
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April 11, 2018
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April 3, 2018
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