I contemplated surgery for at least five years before doing it. I’d lose 10 pounds then put back on 15. My doctor finally told me I was reaching the point where serious health problems were likely to follow. Surgery changed my life in so many ways. I don’t just feel better—my entire outlook on life has completely changed.
—Michael, lost more than 150 pounds through bariatric surgery
Weight loss is one of the most personal journeys we can take. From how we gained our weight to who we can be without it—we all have our own unique story. We carry unique burdens. We face unique challenges. There is far more to our stories than digits on a scale.
The Center for Bariatric Surgery at St. Vincent Charity Medical Center creates personal weight-loss programs from individualized care plans. This is what care beyond medicine means to us. We don’t just change numbers on a scale: We change lives, and we’ve been doing it for decades. As the first facility to be named a Bariatric Surgery Center for Excellence in the region, our program has changed more than 8,000 lives through bariatric surgery. But your story is not about one appointment. This is a journey we’ll take together. Start yours by exploring this site, or attending an online seminar
Why St. Vincent?
The Center for Bariatric Surgery (CBS) at St. Vincent Charity Medical Center is nationally recognized as a Center of Excellence (COE) by the Surgical Review Corporation (SRC), a pioneering organization designated by the American Society for Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery (ASMBS) to pursue excellence in the delivery of bariatric surgical care with the highest levels of efficacy, efficiency and safety.
Faced with clinical evidence that the most experienced and best-run bariatric surgery programs have by far the lowest rates of complications, the ASMBS Centers of Excellence program was created to recognize bariatric surgery centers that perform well and to help surgeons and hospitals continue to improve the quality and safety of care provided.
The Center for Bariatric Surgery received the Center of Excellence designation and has maintained that standing for more than 10 years.
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