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Take a look at what's going on at St. Francis this month:  



Caring for Your Baby  


Childbirth Preparation 



Surgical Weight Loss Information Seminar 


Yoga for Cancer Survivors (Intermediate/Advanced) 


Yoga for Cancer Survivors (Beginners)

Yoga for Osteoporosis

Great Expectations: Hospital Orientation  



Facts of Life for Mothers and Daughters


Surgical Weight Loss Post-Op Education & Nutrition Class  






Surgical Weight Loss Support Group 





We have exciting news to share! The Surgical Weight Loss program at St. Francis has been designated as a Bariatric Surgery Center of Excellence by the American Society for Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery!  

What does it mean to be a Center of Excellence?
The ASMBS Bariatric Surgery Center of Excellence program recognizes surgeons and facilities that demonstrate an unparalleled commitment and ability to consistently deliver safe, effective, and evidence-based care.

Anderson - SWL
"Earning the ASMBS Bariatric Surgery Center of Excellence designation signifies our ability to consistently deliver the safest, highest-quality care to bariatric surgery patients." - David G. Anderson, MD

"The ASMBS BSCOE program fosters quality improvement in bariatric surgery, and participation has focused our team on exceeding clinical benchmarks and guidelines. But most importantly, our commitment to excellence improves the health and well-being of our patients." - Jeffrey A. Chaudhari, MD

Congratulations to the Surgical Weight Loss team!

St. Francis Surgical Weight Loss is Changing Lives 


The Surgical Weight Loss program at St. Francis has placed many patients on a path to a happier and healthier life. Not only has the surgery transformed their health, but it has enabled them to take on new challenges, experience new adventures, and simply accomplish what before didn't seem possible - and with the confidence to take on the world!

New Surgical Procedure
In addition to Gastric Banding and Gastric Bypass Surgery, the Surgical Weight Loss program now offers a minimally-invasive Sleeve Gastrectomy. The Sleeve Gastrectomy is a procedure that limits the amount of food you eat by reducing the size of your stomach.

"I had gaMart Carter afterstric sleeve surgery on November 29, 2009 and I have not slowed down since. I started losing weight immediately and I have never felt better. I can walk and exercise like I have not done so in years. I have stopped my blood pressure medications and I no longer require a CPAP since my sleep apnea is no longer an issue. For me this has been a walk in the park and one of the biggest blessings of my life."  - Mart Carter, Sleeve Gastrectomy

To learn more about all of our weight loss surgeries, please visit us online at  

Learn more about Surgical Weight Loss at St. Francis
It is time to realize how important your health is to you and the people who love you. To learn more about our Surgical Weight Loss program, read our Real Success Stories, and even calculate how much you can expect to lose, please visit us online.

Get to Know the Newest Additions to the Bon Secours Medical Group

The Bon Secours Medical Group at St. Francis consists of outstanding physicians and specialists who work together to bring a special level of care to our patients. We are delighted to welcome the following physicians to the Bon Secours Medical Group family!

CSA - Brian Sadowski
 Brian Sadowski, MD
 Colon and Rectal Surgery
 Carolina Surgical Associates

POA - Tanner
 Marc Tanner, MD
 Shoulder, Elbow and Hand Surgery
 Piedmont Orthopaedic Associates

AGS - Jacques
Daniel M. Jacques, MD
General, Breast, Endocrine and Advanced Laparoscopic Surgery and Colonoscopy
Associates in General Surgery

Woodward LogoJohn Lacey, MD
Internal Medicine
Woodward Medical Center   

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