Our Team

Ryan A. LeGrand, MD

Weight Loss Solutions (WLS) is led by Cape Girardeau native and general surgeon Ryan A.LeGrand, MD. Dr. LeGrand received his medical degree from University of Missouri School of Medicine in Columbia, Mo. He completed his general surgery residency at University of Louisville School of Medicine in Louisville, Ky., and his bariatric/minimally invasive surgery fellowship at SSM Weight-Loss Institute at DePaul Health Center in St. Louis. He is eager to transform the lives of residents in the community where he grew up.

Carson C. Cunningham, MD

Dr. Cunningham earned his medical degree from Louisiana State University School of Medicine in Shreveport, La., and fulfilled his residency in general surgery at Louisiana State University Health Sciences Center in Shreveport, La. Later, he completed a laparoscopic fellowship at Louisiana State University Health Sciences Center and Willis-Knighton Medical Center in Shreveport, La. He is passionate about improving the obese patient’s health with bariatric surgery and comprehensive postoperative care.

Candice Darby, RN, MSN, NP-C

Candice Darby is the nurse practitioner at Weight Loss Solutions. She has been an employee at Saint Francis for over seven years, spending much of that time as an operating room circulator. Candice received her master of science in nursing degree from Maryville University prior to joining the Weight Loss Solutions staff. 
She is excited to be part of the WLS team and enjoys helping patients get their confidence back.

Brenda Hoehn, RN, MSN

Brenda Hoehn is the program coordinator at Weight Loss Solutions. With over 25 years of experience in healthcare and quality management, she puts an emphasis on providing patients with valuable resources and education they need to make the best surgical weight-loss decision for themselves. Brenda is driven to make sure each patient has the best care and highest satisfaction possible.

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