Tracy and Don Frevert of Columbia both had weight loss surgeries in 2012 and 2014, respectively, losing nearly 300 pounds combined. We wanted to find out what it was like for them to have the surgery, how they’ve been able to keep their weight off and what life is like after having bariatric surgery.
In 2008, Boone Hospital Center added a new technology to its repertoire, da Vinci, a robotic system that allows surgeons to perform surgeries with minute precision. These systems are operated through hand and foot controls that surgeons use to guide the slim robotic arms during procedures.
Boone anesthesiologist calms a young surgery patient and her family.
When you look at newborn Harper Hopkins, you may notice his adorable round cheeks and big beautiful eyes that follow you around the room. But you probably don’t know the journey his parents, Jake and Sara Hopkins of Jefferson City, took to get him here.
Christi Blauvelt says her sleeve gastrectomy was "not a magic trick – This is a change in life."
When Tori Martin returned from a weeklong vacation in Jamaica, her co-workers on the Surgical Specialties unit congratulated her on the exciting news – she had gotten engaged a few days ago.
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