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Curtiss James

Curtiss James always had a passion for “foodtography,” but after the 51-year-old had sleeve gastrectomy, he turned his hobby into a way to promote healthy eating habits.  Curtiss takes photos of the healthy meals he cooks and shares the recipes with others in the Center for Bariatric Surgery’s support group.

Read Curtiss' story on WJAR NBC 10

Jenna Bergeron

18-year-old Jenna Bergeron, of East Providence, had bariatric surgery at the age of 16. Because she was a teenager, Jenna had to meet strict guidelines, undergo psychological counseling, and complete nutritional counseling with a bariatric nutritionist. Since her surgery, Jenna has lost more than 100 pounds.

Read Jenna's story on WJAR NBC 10

Christie Rudis

Christie Rudis put on around 100 pounds while pregnant with her son, Oliver, born in 2010. After undergoing bariatric surgery and making long-term lifestyle changes, Chistie was able to lose that weight, and more.

Read Christie's story on WPRI 12

Sindia and Luis Hernandez

Sindia and Luiz Hernandez both had surgery at the Center for Bariatric Surgery and were then able to have a baby.

Read the Hernandez's story on WJAR NBC 10

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Sindia and Luis Hernandez pose for a family picture with their newborn daughter, Grismel Amaris.

Surgeons, Researchers Pursue New Technology for Lasting Weight Loss

A collaboration between surgeons of the Center for Bariatric Surgery, a program of Rhode Island and The Miriam hospitals, and researchers from Boston Scientific Corporation, a global medical device developer, is aiming to yield new procedures leading to successful, enduring weight loss.

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