Elizabeth’s Story

The conversation was not an unfamiliar one. The bariatric surgery subject had come up numerous times during her doctor's visits. They all agreed that she needed to get her "levels" at a healthy place. "It all dawned on me at once," Beth said. "The numbers don't lie." She was borderline diabetic, had high blood pressure and high cholesterol.

"I was basically killing myself and that scared me." She decided to make the leap and attend a free seminar with the weight loss surgeons at St. Vincent's Medical Center's Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery Accreditation and Quality Improvement Program in Bridgeport. She left that night positive and very excited. True to her inner self, within two months, the weight reduction surgery was over, and she was on the road to getting healthy.

Today she speaks of her obesity surgery as a tool, one of many, to help her make a plan for life. One of her biggest milestones was the day she took off her wedding rings after more than 10 years. She is a take-charge kind of person. She owns her insurance agency. One of Beth's greatest joys was shopping and now she can really enjoy it again. Every ten pounds lost, she buys herself a gold charm to celebrate!

Beth is a believer and truly thinks things happen for a reason. After her weight loss leveled off from strictly dieting, she decided to join a gym with her two sons. Now she's a spokesperson and model for her gym, receiving more gym perks than she could ever afford. You can find Beth there six days a week, working out with a trainer, doing workout video blogs, taking cardio Zumba classes and loving her new-found community of support.

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

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    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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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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