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The Skinny on Losing Weight with the South Carolina Obesity Surgery Center

Barbara Ann Brooks is wearing her dream dress size after losing more than 100 pounds after bariatric surgery at the South Carolina Obesity Surgery Center. After a roller coaster of weight gain and loss throughout the years, she’s thankful for ultimately finding bariatric surgery as an effective weight loss tool.

“It’s so much fun being me. I love the skin I’m in,” she said. “Where I used to not like looking at mirrors, I seek out mirrors now – and I love being me.”

Listen to her whole story in the link below.

 

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Merry Christmas!

From our Lexington Medical Center family to yours, Merry Christmas. On this special day, we once again wanted to share our 2017 hospital Christmas commercial. Since its debut on Thanksgiving, it’s received more than 400,000 views online. We have also received countless kind comments and phone calls from members of our community who were uplifted by the message of hope and comfort it brings.

 

We’ve received many questions about the cast of the commercial, notably the singers. The singers – in order of appearance – are Brad Hudson, Kay Roebuck and Clayton Stephenson. Each of them are professional singers from varied backgrounds.

But most of the people in the scene are Lexington Medical Center employees. For example, the man who walks near the reception desk in a red vest at the beginning of the commercial is our President & CEO Tod Augsburger. He has made a cameo appearance in nearly every Christmas commercial we’ve produced for the past decade.

We filmed the commercial inside the lobby of Lexington Cardiology, a Lexington Medical Center physician practice located on the hospital campus in West Columbia.

We hope you enjoy the commercial and embrace its message that we rise by lifting others. Merry Christmas. It is our privilege to care for you.

New Aortic Valve Procedure Answers Prayer

Thomas Caldwell has a heart for prayer. As pastor of Beacon Baptist Church in Lexington, he leads his congregation with faith. This fall, when doctors at Lexington Medial Center told him there was something wrong with his aortic valve and that it needed to be replaced, he began to pray.

The pastor shared his story with Dawndy Mercer Plank in this WIS-TV news story. Watch it below.

 

At age 81, Thomas decided he didn’t want to have open heart surgery. That was a big decision because not having his aortic valve fixed could shorten his life. But he soon learned he was a candidate for transcatheter aortic valve replacement, known as TAVR. The procedure used to be considered experimental and only for patients who were unable to have open heart surgery because of advanced age or other health problems. But right after Thomas’ appointment and his conversation with God, the procedure was approved for nearly all aortic valve patients. In fact, Thomas became the first patient to have TAVR at Lexington Medical Center under the newly expanded guidelines.