Weight Loss Surgery Patient Stories

Success is not guaranteed, but these people prove that with the right attitude and dedication, we can help you succeed in your weight loss journey.

For more information or questions, contact:

Hot Springs

  • Hot Springs Bariatric Hotline: 501.622.4567
  • Program Coordinator:

                 Email Christle Loudermilk, BSN RN

Little Rock

  • Little Rock Surgery Clinic: 501.664.2423



Renee Farris

My name is Renee Farris, I had the gastric sleeve on October 23, 2014. My starting weight was 226 lbs at 5' tall with a BMI of 44. I am three years out weighing 116 lbs with a normal BMI of 22. I recovered very quickly from surgery and never had any complications. I used all the educational materials provided by the CHI St. Vincent bariatric team and I have not suffered from any stomach issues, vomiting, hair loss, etc.

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Kathy Ruthrauff

I was 59 and miserable. I had reached the point of giving up on the weight loss struggle. I'd tried everything over the years, pointlessly.

A great friend suggested I check into the gastric sleeve. I did and my life was about to be changed.

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Christle and Robert Loudermilk

Our bariatric story began the year 2015 when my husband and I became interested in a procedure performed at CHI St. Vincent Hot Springs. We both understood that our weight problems as well as sedentary lifestyles had led to poor health in both of our lives resulting in a lot of additional stress and tension in our strong marriage. 

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Tammye Chadick-Davis

Hi, my name is Tammye Chadick-Davis. I am 58 years young. I have battled with weight my entire life. In 2011 and 2012 my sons each got married, so I knew grandchildren were in my future. Looking at the wedding pictures really opened my eyes!

How could I chase after and play with my grands at this size?

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Anna Osborn

I have struggled with weight most of my life. I remember being self-conscious about my weight as a child and that continued on into adulthood but really became an issue in my 30's.

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