CHRISTUS Health would like to thank all of our patients, their families, local business owners and leaders in the communities we serve for their support during our negotiations with Cigna. We realize this situation caused concern, and we are thankful for a resolution that allows us to continue to provide care close to home for all those who need high quality, compassionate care. Learn More

Mary Beth's Story

Mary Beth
I have fought obesity and self-confidence since I was 16. I’ve lost weight many times, but would rapidly gain it back. Before my gastric sleeve surgery, my back and knees hurt, and I felt physically tired all the time. I felt uncomfortable in my clothes. I felt uncomfortable in my own skin, and I had to do something. From the first time I met Dr. McDermott, he was very helpful in every way, and he didn’t pressure me to have surgery. Having gastric sleeve surgery was the best thing I could have ever done for myself. I encourage anyone looking for a permanent weight loss solution to call the CHRISTUS Good Shepherd Bariatric Surgery Center. Everyone should go to CHRISTUS Good Shepherd.