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Surgical Weight Loss Information Seminar

Yoga for Cancer Survivors (Intermediate/Advanced)
Caregiver Support Group

Yoga for Cancer Survivors (Beginners)

Yoga for Osteoporosis

Facts of Life for Mothers and Daughters

Surgical Weight Loss Post-Op Education and Nutrition Class


 Caring for Your Baby

Childbirth Preparation
Great Expectations: Hospital Orientation

Caring for your Baby

Childbirth Preparation


Comfort Measures for Managing Labor

Childbirth Preparation


Surgical Weight Loss Pre-Op Education & Nutrition Class

Comforts for Managing Labor


Great Expectations: Hosptial Orientation

Childbirth Preparation


We all know how vital our heart is to our overall health, however, we continue to put our hearts at risk every day. Being knowledgeable and proactive in matters of your heart can significantly reduce your risk of heart disease. Please continue reading to learn how to achieve a healthy and happy heart:
Matters of the Heart


Did you know that heart disease is the number one cause of death in women in the United States? That is a frightening statistic. But, the good news is that there are plenty of ways to prevent or reduce your risk by making healthy lifestyle choices. You have the power to make a positive change in your health!

Healthy Weight

The old saying "You are what you eat" still rings true today. What we eat greatly affects our heart health, especially cholesterol-filled foods or foods containing a lot of fat. However, the key to achieving and maintaining a healthy weight isn't only about the foods we consume. It's about adopting a healthy lifestyle that includes healthy eating and regular physical activity. 

One of the first steps toward regaining control of your heart health is to maintain a healthy weight. St. Francis' HealThy Self now offers a Physician Guided Weight Loss Program. This highly structured 12 week program includes a comprehensive assessment, personal training sessions, nutrition assessment and planning, and weight monitoring for a lifetime of success in weight management.

Physical Activity

It's time to get moving! Incorporating physical activity into your daily life will considerably improve both your mental and physical health. Exercise can help reduce your stress, improve your memory, boost your mood and energy level, build a stronger immunity, improve your sleep, and can help you achieve and maintain a healthy weight - allowing you to control diabetes, elevated cholesterol and high blood pressure, all risk factors for heart disease. Most importantly, exercise benefits everyone, regardless of age, sex or physical ability.

St. Francis HealThy Self now offers a Medical Fitness Program. This physician guided 12 week program is for the prevention of cardiovascular disease, which includes a comprehensive assessment by our collaborative health team, personal training sessions utilizing our state-of-the-art fitness equipment, counseling and education, weekly results monitoring, and milestone reports to your primary care physician. No matter your shape or size, exercise is essential to strengthening your heart and reducing your risk for developing heart disease.

HealThy Self is located at ST FRANCIS millennium. For more information please call 864-400-3651 or click here to visit our website. A healthy and happy heart starts with you. Get on the road to optimal health today!

#1 in Heart Care

St. Francis has been awarded the 2010 CareChex award for Heart Care. CareChex is an innovative medical quality rating system designed to improve and promote the quality of inpatient care. We have been recognized for our dedication to providing quality inpatient care, delivering world class patient experiences and promoting medical excellence to our patients and staff. For an inside look at our award-winning Heart Center, please click here.

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Robotic Heart Surgery
St. Francis is the only hospital in Greenville performing minimally-invasive coronary revascularization with the most technologically advanced surgical robotic system in the world. The da Vinci Surgical Robotic System enables our experienced surgeons the ability to perform heart surgeries through incisions that are much smaller and less traumatic than those used with traditional Coronary Artery Bypass Grafting (CABG). "Our patients have had shorter recovery time, significantly less pain, less scarring, lower risk of infection, less blood lost, and in many cases better clinical results," says David M. Maziarz, MD of St. Francis Cardiovascular & Thoracic Associates.

If you or a loved one have been told you need single bypass surgery, please contact St. Francis Cardiovascular & Thoracic Associates at (864) 255-1317 to learn more about our revolutionary da Vinci Robotic Surgical System and our experienced surgeons.
Robotic Surgery

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