Tracy works in radiation oncology at neighboring Hospital. She was borderline diabetic and couldn't do any of her favorite activities anymore like hiking and kayaking. After undergoing a very serious surgery, Tracy decided it was time.

"I told myself if I ever got better, I would get healthy and get my life back," Tracy said. She lost 94 pounds after having the lap band obesity surgery at St. Vincent's Medical Center's Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery Accreditation and Quality Improvement Program, and she was on her way to being the healthiest she's ever been. "I still forget that I'm this little person and I don't have to limit myself anymore because of my weight," she said.

These days, you can find her hiking and kayaking on the weekends and taking yoga and Zumba classes to maintain her new svelte figure. Tracy is back to pursuing her love of music and seeing concerts with her friends.


Let the gentler hands of St. Vincent’s take care of your needs and help you achieve your health and wellness goals. Visit St. Vincent’s Medical Center’s Weight Loss Success Stories and discover first-hand how other people like you achieved their weight loss.

Sign up for a free bariatric information seminar, or call our Bariatric Coordinator at (203) 576-5431 for more information.