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Bariatric Program Reaches 100 Surgeries

If you want to know whether weight-loss surgery can change a life, just ask one of the people who have tried Weight Loss Solutions, Saint Francis Medical Center’s bariatric surgery program. There are now more than 100 individuals in the region who have had bariatric surgery at Saint Francis.

“Our patients have discovered the surgery can help them live the healthy lives they have always dreamed about,” says Ryan A. LeGrand, MD, the bariatric surgeon who leads Weight Loss Solutions. “For people who have had limited success with other weight-loss programs, bariatric surgery can be a good option.”

LeGrand_RyanSaint Francis is the only bariatric surgery center in the region. Prospective patients undergo comprehensive screening before undergoing surgery, and they participate in an extensive follow-up program that helps them learn how to make changes to their diet and create an exercise plan.

For more information, call 573-331-3000.

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