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New Bariatric Surgeon Joins Weight Loss Solutions

Saint Francis Medical Center now has two surgeons available to perform weight-loss surgery. Carson C. Cunningham, MD, bariatric and general surgeon, Saint Francis Medical Partner, has joined fellow bariatric and general surgeon Ryan A. LeGrand, MD, at Weight Loss Solutions.

Cunningham earned his medical degree from Louisiana State University School of Medicine in Shreveport, La., and later completed his residency and laparoscopic fellowship there. He comes to Saint Francis with extensive bariatric and general surgery experience in private practice.

Carson C. Cunningham, MD

Carson C. Cunningham, MD

“I chose bariatric surgery because it is a real opportunity to dramatically improve a person’s health and quality of life with one operation,” he says. “Bariatric surgery is metabolic surgery. It helps obese patients control their hunger, lose weight and improve medical conditions directly related to obesity such as diabetes, hypertension, sleep apnea and joint disease. There is no diet or medication that can make such a big difference in a person’s health.”

To make an appointment with Cunningham, call 573-331-3000.

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