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Bariatric Fashion Show Celebrates Patients' Weight Loss

October 19, 2012

Centennial Center for the Treatment of Obesity Patients Model Fall Fashions

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (October 19, 2012) – The Centennial Center for the Treatment of Obesity at TriStar Centennial Medical Center hosted its second annual Bariatric Fashion Show on Oct. 16, 2012.

This event celebrates patients’ healthier future after weight loss surgery. All fashion show models are in the post-weight loss surgery portion of their weight loss surgery journey.

“This unique fashion show highlights the challenging and rewarding accomplishment of weight loss for a healthier future,” said Pamela Davis, director of the Centennial Center for the Treatment of Obesity. “As a weight loss surgery patient myself, I know how much it means to celebrate a new - lighter – you with a wardrobe that fits your new body. This was a fun way to celebrate patient success and offer inspiration for others just beginning their weight loss surgery journey.”

All models received star treatment, complete with a dressing room in the Centennial Center for the Treatment of Obesity where their weight loss surgery journey began. A fashion specialist from Dillard’s at The Mall at Green Hills hand-selected fall fashions for each model to compliment their new shape. Hair and make-up artists applied a little extra glamour and fun.

For many of the models, participating in a fashion show is one of many activities that weight loss surgery has given them the confidence to try. Jane Reynolds, who underwent gastric bypass surgery in 2009, recently became a certified Zumba instructor.

“I would never have been able to do that 4 years ago; [weight loss surgery] has changed my whole outlook on a lot of things in my life,” said Reynolds.

Weight loss surgeons were on hand to help celebrate patient successes, too.

“Our weight loss surgery patients deserve a special opportunity to celebrate their long-term success,” said David Dyer, M.D., bariatric surgeon at the Centennial Center for the Treatment of Obesity. “It is always professionally and personally rewarding to see patients doing well after their weight loss surgery.”

Designated a Center of Excellence by the American Society for Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery, TriStar Centennial Center for the Treatment of Obesity offers a comprehensive bariatric surgery program that ensures the highest level of patient safety and support throughout the patient’s weight loss surgery journey. The center’s board-certified bariatric surgeons specialize in treating morbid obesity and have performed more than 5,000 laparoscopic weight loss surgery procedures to date, making them the most experienced in Tennessee.

Learn more about weight loss surgery and free educational seminars offered by the Centennial Center for the Treatment of Obesity by visiting TriStarHealth.com, selecting TriStar Centennial Medical Center, and then clicking on Surgical Services. You may also call TriStar MedLine® at (615) 342-1919.

Celebrating 44 years of providing quality healthcare to Nashville, Middle Tennessee and the surrounding region, TriStar Centennial Medical Center is a 657-bed comprehensive facility offering medical and surgical programs including behavioral health, 24-hour emergency, heart and vascular, imaging, neurosciences, oncology, orthopaedics, pediatrics, rehabilitation, sleep disorder, and women’s services. An affiliate of TriStar Health, TriStar Centennial Medical Center is home to TriStar Centennial Sarah Cannon Cancer Center, TriStar Centennial Women’s & Children’s, TriStar Centennial Heart & Vascular Center as well as TriStar Centennial Parthenon Pavilion, one of the oldest and largest full-service psychiatric facilities in the region. Round-the-clock care is also available at TriStar Ashland City, a critical access hospital in nearby Cheatham County. The new TriStar Emergency Room located in Spring Hill will provide 24-hour emergency care for nearby Spring Hill, Tenn., and surrounding communities when it opens in 2013. For more information about the services offered and health plans accepted by TriStar Centennial Medical Center or TriStar Health, call TriStar MedLine® at (615) 342-1919 or (800) 242-5662, or visit TriStarHealth.com and choose TriStar Centennial Medical Center. TriStar Centennial Medical Center is located at 2300 Patterson Street in Nashville.

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