Healthy Bites

The Healthy Bites program encourages wellness by promoting positive choices in nutrition, activity, and lifestyle. Upcoming Healthy Bites Events: None at this time. Check back soon!

LINX System

Linx for Reflux Disease Details: The LINX device is a small, flexible ring of magnetic beads that is placed around the esophagus at the lower esophageal sphincter to mimic the natural barrier to reflux and eliminate GERD. Magnetic attraction of the device is designed to close ...
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LINX Seminars – Upcoming

Saint Francis Medical Center is the first hospital in the region to offer the LINX Reflux Management System, a new service for patients who suffer from gastroesophageal reflux disease. In this procedure, a flexible bracelet of magnetic titanium beads is implanted around the esophagus laparoscopically. Gastroesophagel ...
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Neurosciences Outreach Clinics

Neurosciences Institute Additional Locations Saint Francis Medical Center in Cape Girardeau offers expanded neurological hospital coverage in Poplar Bluff. Patients in these locations now have access to Saint Francis specialists, Neurosciences Institute technology, and resources. Neurological Treatment in Poplar Bluff Brandon J. Scott, DO, neurosurgeon at Saint Francis Medical Center, gives ...
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Meet Evan

Exceeding Expectations Every Step of the Way Age: 38 Surgery Type: Sleeve Gastrectomy Presurgery Weight: 485 lbs. Today: 245 lbs. Evan has always thought he was put on this earth to be in public safety and help others. However, when his weight began causing a variety of health issues and ...
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Meet Brooke

Bringing Her Very Best Effort Every Day Age: 26 Surgery Type: Roux-en-Y Gastric Bypass Presurgery Weight: 331 lbs. Today: 185 lbs. Brooke wanted to find out more about weight-loss surgery after being turned away from a roller coaster at Six Flags because she was too heavy to ride it two ...
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Meet Maria

Mother of Two Who’s Making Life Matter Age: 36 Surgery Type: Sleeve Gastrectomy Presurgery Weight: 255 lbs. Today: 120 lbs. Having bariatric surgery was a big decision for Maria. It took her nearly a year to do all the research and get comfortable with the idea. After consultations with Dr. ...
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Donna Ozark and The Healthy Weigh

Donna Ozark of Perryville, Mo., joined The Healthy Weigh in December of 2016! In just 10 months, she lost 118 pounds and is now maintaining her weight loss. “I was miserable about my size and worried about my health before I joined The Healthy Weigh,” recalls ...
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