Podcast Episode 1: I Had "Weighted" Long Enough

In this episode of "A View From The Bed," a podcast by CHI St. Vincent, we talk to Jennifer, a bariatric surgery patient, about her weight loss journey.

Bariatric Surgery – An Effective Tool for Weight Loss

Weight loss surgery is a commitment to your body and to your health. Don’t be embarrassed to take the first step because it’s a tool to help you get where you need to be.

What Patients Can Expect with Weight Loss Surgery

Dr. Brandon Ingram, Bariatric, General Surgeon, explains what a patient can expect with weight loss surgery.

How Being Overweight Can Lead to Long-Term Serious Health Issues

Obesity is not just a cosmetic concern, it can also lead to long-term serious health problems. Dr. Brandon Ingram, General and Bariatric Surgeon, explains how.

How Weight Loss Surgery Can Improve Your Life

Diet and exercise are the first steps to reach a healthy weight, if this is not successful, weight loss surgery may be a good option. Dr. Brandon Ingram, Bariatric and General Surgery, explains benefits of the gastric sleeve.

How to Know if Bariatric Surgery is Right for You

A healthy diet and routine exercise can help people lose weight, but for some, these steps may not be enough. that's when bariatric surgery offers an alternative solution.

I never realized how bad I felt until I had the gastric sleeve surgery

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 was 59 and miserable. I had reached the point of giving up on the weight loss struggle.

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.

I lost a total of 106 lbs over the course of a year. What I gained in its place is priceless.

I had heard about the gastric sleeve surgery through a co-worker and decided to attend a seminar where I spoke at length with the surgeon about my history and concerns. I did a lot of research and soul searching and finally decided to move forward..

Our bariatric story began when my husband and I became interested in a procedure performed at CHI St. Vincent Hot Springs

Rob and I went into the program completely open-minded with the goal of not only losing weight but “feeling” better, becoming more active and spending many more positive years together as a couple.

The best of my journey is just beginning!

I lost 93 pounds. My goal of being an active, healthy "Gran T" has been achieved. The best of my journey is just beginning!