Bariatric Surgery Seminar Set for September 15 in Hot Springs

Gastric Sleeve Patient Kathy Ruthrauff and Dr. Ron Kaler.
Gastric Sleeve Patient Kathy Ruthrauff and Dr. Ron Kaler. Learn more about Kathy’s story at

Is bariatric surgery right for you?

  • Are you more than 100 pounds over your ideal body weight?
  • Do you have a body mass index (BMI) greater than 40? Or do you have a BMI greater than 35 combined with weight related diagnoses such as high blood pressure, diabetes, or sleep apnea?
  • Have you tried other medical and nutritional weight loss programs without long term success?
  • Are you unable to maintain a healthy weight, even with medically supervised attempts at weight loss?

If you have answered yes to any or all of the above questions, you may be a candidate for our surgical weight loss program. CHI St. Vincent Hot Springs is hosting a free information seminar on vertical sleeve gastrectomy with Dr. Ron Kaler at 6 p.m. on September 15. Click here to register or learn more. Or call our bariatric hotline for more information at 501.622.4577.

Currently, CHI St. Vincent Hot Springs only offers vertical sleeve gastrectomy weight loss surgery. This procedure involves removing part of the stomach to reduce the amount of food a person can eat. Generally the post surgical patient can return to work after two weeks.

For more information, email Anna Osborn, program coordinator, at