Sierra Providence Bariatric Center – 6th Annual Patient Fashion Show
Sierra Providence Bariatric Center hosted their 6th annual Patient Bariatric fashion show on Saturday, November 13, 2010 at the DoubleTree Hotel. 25 models, male and female, took the stage to exhibit their improved health and lifestyle. The models weight loss range from 70 – 250 + pounds. Clothing was provided by Dillard’s, while hair and make-up was handled by EPCC cosmetology program.
During the event an educational component was presented by Dr Benjamin Clapp, Medical Director of the program discussing the various options. The public was invited and learned how they might benefit from surgical weight loss. The Sierra Providence Bariatric program had its inception in June 2001 and has performed over 1900 weight loss surgeries in the ensuing years. Surgeries are performed at Providence Memorial Hospital. As a leader in bariatric surgery for this region, they offer a comprehensive program with several surgical procedures that include the Roux-en-Y Gastric Bypass, the Lap Band, and the Vertical Sleeve.
“Unfortunately El Paso has a high occurrence of morbid obesity which carries with it an increased risk for many health problems such as diabetes, arthritis and heart attack. This surgery and our multidisciplinary approach to care represents hope for many of their patients in completely overcoming these health issues. Their goal is to help them both pre and post surgery by providing a program that provides a systematic approach to improving quality, and our patient’s outcomes” said John Harris, President of Sierra Providence Health Network.