Bariatrics and Weight Loss

​Takesha Anderson
​Takesha Anderson
TaKesha Anderson of LaVergne, Tennessee was miserable, and her weight was at the center of her misery. In 2012 she had gastric by-pass surgery.  Read more about how Takesha
becamea whole new person - literally - at

​ Rose Marie Augustine
Rose Marie Augustine, Gastric Bypass Surgery
“Of course I want to live!” Rose Marie Augustine was bound by her weight, but after Gastric Bypass Surgery she found a way to free herself and live again. Read more about Rose achieving the impossible at

​ Randy Sutton
Randy Sutton, Gastric Bypass Surgery
“I’ll never go back. Everything has changed for me. I really like my life now.” Randy Sutton used to weigh 311 pounds. Today he weighs 164 pounds. After full gastric bypass surgery, Randy Sutton lost the equivalent of a whole person. Read more at
Often referred to as bariatric surgery, these operations are performed to produce weight loss. But metabolic surgery does far more than help patients lose weight.

Metabolic and bariatric surgery currently provide one of the most effective therapies for diabetes, high blood pressure, sleep apnea, arthritis, asthma, acid reflux, infertility and high cholesterol. Such operations performed by one of our highly trained surgeons at the Saint Thomas Medical Partners Center for Surgical and Medical Weight Loss can often restore the health of the morbidly obese individual by the correction of abnormal metabolism.

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