Videos

Considering bariatric weight loss surgery is a major step. We hope the videos here — with perspectives from patients and Bariatric Center for Excellence team members — can help as you consider this option for improving your health.

Your body’s ability to detox

Bruce talking about wearing vest

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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No Longer Invisible

Bruce talking about wearing vest

When he was much bigger, Bruce felt invisible. And now that he has lost a lot of weight, he’s noticing that people treat him differently. Self image is an issue that most people who lose a significant amount of weight encounter, and one that gets a lot of coverage in our support groups. In this video, Bruce talks about what he has noticed during the transition.

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Big Steps, in a Newly Agile Body

Bruce talking about wearing vest

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 Step at a Time, to the Finish Line

Carmel Marathon

April 21, 2012 marked one more milestone for many of our patients. Check out their pride and excitement after finishing the Carmel Marathon 8K. Continue reading

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Finding Ways to Adjust to Your New Body Shape

Bruce talking about wearing vest

After losing a significant amount of weight, you don’t just look smaller, your body can actually take on a different shape, which is a strange thing to get used to especially when you’ve spent years of your life identifying who you are with your weight. Continue reading

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Meet Dr. David Diaz, St.Vincent Bariatric Surgeon

Dr. David Diaz

Dr. David Diaz is one of a number of surgeons who specialize in bariatric weight loss surgery here at the St.Vincent Bariatric Center of Excellence. And while he shares the same upstanding ethics and enthusiasm as our other surgeons, don’t forget to ask Dr. Diaz about what it’s like to train and compete in his first triathlon, or what he remembers from the time he spent in Spain as a child. It’s easy to forget that surgeons are real people, real people who really care about making other people’s lives … Continue reading

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New St.Vincent Bariatric Center TV Commercials!

BAR Commercial

Take a look at the most recent TV commercials produced for the St.Vincent Bariatric Center of Excellence in Carmel, Indiana. And find out what sort of questions our patients have before they decide to have bariatric weight loss surgery. Questions about diabetes, insurance,on-going support after surgery, and–of course–weight loss. If you have questions, give us a call or attend one of our free informational seminars to find out bariatric weight loss surgery is the right choice for you.

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Avoiding Holiday Weight Gain

Holiday Weight Gain

So, the deal is this: no one feels good after overeating. But the holidays are merciless with the buffets and the pies and the fancy drinks. So how can you face all that food and still maintain, if not lose, weight? Continue reading

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

April Photo Shoot

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

Bruce Photo Shoot Prep

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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