Andrea's Story

Andrea loves her Bingo! Every week she and her group of gals enjoy an exciting night of games. Though the idea of bariatric surgery scared her at first, she did not want to end up like the seniors coming to Bingo in wheelchairs. They were not able to walk around and socialize as they pleased. She decided she had to do something before she ended up in their shoes.

Andrea had been hospitalized at St. Vincent's Medical Center in Bridgeport many times for asthma attacks. She had fluid buildup in her legs, which made it very hard for her to walk. "I've tried every diet program ever invented!" she said. Finally, she picked the bariatric team of weight loss surgeons at St. Vincent's Bariatric Surgery Center of Fairfield County and has loved them from the beginning.

I've done everything my doctor has told me," Andrea said. "Before, when I walked into a room, I was always the biggest one. I could barely breathe trying to keep up with my friends at the mall." One hundred and fifteen pounds later, she thanks God for her doctor and St. Vincent's Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery Accreditation and Quality Improvement Program. Andrea now loves life with her two cats and new body!

Let's get started on your weight loss journey.

Sign up for a free bariatric information seminar, or call our Bariatric Coordinator for more information.


Other Patient Stories

  • Andrea’s Story

    “I've tried every diet program ever invented!” she said. Finally, she picked the bariatric team of weight loss surgeons at St. Vincent's Bariatric Surgery Center of Fairfield County and has loved them from the beginning.

  • Ashley’s Story

    Research led her to a free seminar at St. Vincent's Medical Center Bariatric Surgery Center of Fairfield County in Bridgeport. Within four weeks of attending the seminar, she had her obesity surgery.

  • Elizabeth’s Story

    True to her inner self, within two months, the weight reduction surgery was over, and she was on the road to getting healthy.

  • Heidi’s Story

    After 113 pounds of bariatric weight loss, she is loving life as a healthy active THIN adult!

  • Kathleen’s Story

    It's been five years and 120 pounds since she had the lap band procedure at St. Vincent's Medical Center's Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery Accreditation and Quality Improvement Program

  • Ronda’s Story

    Now she doesn't have to come home from work and take a nap. Since obesity surgery, she can do her own housework, instead of hiring outside people to clean and she's excited to do it!

  • Tracy’s Story

    “I told myself if I ever got better, I would get healthy and get my life back,” Tracy said. She lost 94 pounds after having the lap band obesity surgery

  • Jay’s Story

    Now, 117 pound later, he is active and energetic. “I play with my kids, attend every event, volunteer whenever I can, and take afternoon walks on the beach with my wife again.

  • Marybeth’s Story

    “It was the best thing I ever did for myself,” she said. She was borderline diabetic and had sleep apnea. “Now I'm off most of my medications, including my treatment for high blood pressure. I don't even snore anymore!” she said.

Surgical Weight Loss

  • Location

    St. Vincent’s Medical Center
    2800 Main Street
    Bridgeport, CT 06606
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  • Contact Us

    Phone: 203-576-6000
    TTY: 203-576-6096

    To speak with a surgical weight loss coordinator, call 203-576-5431.

  • What to Expect?

    To help put your mind at ease, we’ve listed some details of what you can expect the day of, and immediately following your weight loss surgery.

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Free Weight-Loss Seminar

You’ll learn more about what to expect during your surgery and how weight-loss surgery helps with health risks associated with diabetes and obesity.

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