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Kristen Bledsoe

Wednesday, July 17, 2019
before and after

I genuinely feel GREAT! After my surgery, I am living my best life. The biggest difference that many see is the physical change; however, the biggest difference for me is the freedom. I can walk the halls of work without being out of breath. My feet don’t hurt at the end of a long work day. And, I can ride roller coasters again, kayak, and go white water rafting!


The almost eight months I spent preparing for the surgery were difficult, but they were definitely worth every minute. I’ve spent years worrying about what my quality of life would be like as I aged. Those worries are no more! I am able to exercise and my blood pressure is under control for the first time since my early twenties."


If your weight is negatively impacting your health and limiting your mobility, bariatric surgery might be right for you. Bariatric (weight loss) surgery can result in a considerable amount of weight loss over a short period of time.

St. Claire offers vertical sleeve gastrectomy, commonly referred to as gastric sleeve, a minimally invasive surgical weight loss solution. Not only will you look better, but you'll feel better as you will dramatically reduce your risk of obesity-related health issues, like diabetes, heart and lung problems, stroke, sleep apnea, joint disease, and more.

We invite you to join us for a free weight loss seminar to meet St. Claire's amazing team and see if surgical weight loss is right for you.