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.

Rachel Seipel’s Story

Rachel says it was the best thing she ever did for herself. Watch as she tells her story of transformation and how the experts on St. Vincent bariatric services team helped her get ready. She explains what is was like to choose a different lifestyle and keep the weight off that she has lost. * Disclaimer: Please note that weight loss surgery results and benefits are unique to each individual and as such the St. Vincent Bariatrics program cannot guarantee specific weight loss goals as results for each surgery can … Continue reading

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Marc Kilgore’s Story

Marc describes it as “life altering.” He avoided being out in public, suffered from back pain and felt he really didn’t have a life. Then he took the first big step he discussed bariatric surgery treatment with his family doctor. * Disclaimer: Please note that weight loss surgery results and benefits are unique to each individual and as such the St. Vincent Bariatrics program cannot guarantee specific weight loss goals as results for each surgery can vary.

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Liz Sanders’ Story

Liz had been dealing with her weight for a long time. She was routinely feeling tired, and she had pain in her knees when she would walk. Then she made the decision to investigate bariatric surgery. Listen and watch as Liz describes in her own words what her experience was like. * Disclaimer: Please note that weight loss surgery results and benefits are unique to each individual and as such the St. Vincent Bariatrics program cannot guarantee specific weight loss goals as results for each surgery can vary.

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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

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

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

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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