Success Stories

Pennie’s weight-loss journey—a patient’s walk down the yellow brick road!

For years, Pennie Baldwin struggled with her weight—and with severe acid reflux. Having finally had enough, she visited her doctor hoping for a solution. The news wasn’t good. Pennie had a large hiatal hernia—the cause of her acid reflux issues. She was referred to a general surgeon, but there was a problem: the surgeon said Pennie was too large for a hernia procedure. Despite the setback, Pennie didn’t give up. She wanted a second opinion. So Pennie did some research, and decided to call St.Vincent and set up a consultation … Continue reading

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Your body’s ability to detox

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When Bruce began his weight loss journey, he was surprised to realize how his body worked much like a machine. Then he saw first hand how his body and organs worked together to shed and detox the fat from his system. He learned when you lose a lot of weight in a relatively short amount of time, your body goes into overdrive with all of the changes. The side effects can be jarring as your body adjusts but Bruce can tell you, the end results are well worth it.

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Robanne’s Success Story: I lost 150 pounds!

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I was always a chunky kiddo. I could look at an apple and gain five pounds. I remember being called “thunder thighs” pretty much all through childhood. I was always insecure about my body and have been all of over the map with weight and eating disorders including anorexia, bulimia, and morbid obesity. I’ve felt very out of control with food most of my life but particularly the last . . . Continue reading

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Big Steps, in a Newly Agile Body

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With a new body comes a lot more possibility. Find out how Bruce is taking advantage of spring, and his newfound agility, in the great outdoors. Continue reading

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One Year After Bariatric Surgery: Photo Shoot With April At The Gym

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Here’s the last video from the St.Vincent Bariatric Center of Excellence “now” photo shoot with April working out at the gym. We couldn’t be happier about the continued success of our weight loss surgery patients. It’s still a journey, but they’re certainly all well on their way to healthier, more active lives. Continue reading

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One Year After Bariatric Surgery: Photo Shoot Prep And Follow Up With Bruce

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While we weren’t able to capture the actual photo shoot, here’s a look at Bruce having his hair and make-up done and a little snippet of what to expect from the photos that were taken. Some of the new “now” photos of Bruce, Kathy, and April will hopefully be on MyBrandNewLife.org soon, but in the mean time, check out Bruce’s older videos and see what incredible progress he’s making! See Bruce’s first video before bariatric surgery. View more videos of Bruce.

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One Year After Bariatric Surgery: Behind The Scenes of Kathy’s Photo Shoot

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Last week we had a photo shoot with Kathy, April, and Bruce to capture some “now” photos. This video here gives a little peek behind the scenes of what the photo shoot was like for Kathy. Enjoy!
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Redefining A Passion For The Kitchen—And For Food

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When you have weight loss surgery, you make some pretty significant changes in the way you eat and the way that you cook. And no one here at the St.Vincent Bariatric Center of Excellence is saying that those are easy changes to make. But, at the same time, we’ll tell you that, while they’re not easy changes, they can still be fun and exciting. Of course, you don’t have to just take our word for it. Continue reading

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Weight Loss Photo Timeline With Kathy Evans

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Kathy Evans had weight loss surgery at the St.Vincent Bariatric Center of Excellence over ten years ago. And not only did she lose over 200 lbs, but she’s kept it off all this time, too. We couldn’t be more proud of Kathy, or any of our patients for that matter. We know it’s hard work, but if you stick to the program, as you can see, the end result is worth every minute. If you’re interested in learning more about weight loss surgery at the St.Vincent Bariatric Center of Excellence, … Continue reading

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Bariatric Patients and Staff Participate In Inaugural Carmel Marathon

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Earlier this summer, thirty representatives of the St.Vincent Bariatric Center of Excellence participated in the inaugural Carmel Marathon Championship Weekend. These current and former patients, some of whom struggled to climb a flight of stairs only a year ago, walked and ran in the half marathon, 8k, and 1 mile events. Continue reading

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