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Leslie Pristas, DO,FACS

Dr. Leslie Pristas, board-certified in general surgery, is the medical director and surgeon for the Center for Bariatric Surgery at Southwest General. An experienced bariatric surgeon, Dr. Pristas formerly practiced at the nationally recognized Center for Bariatric Surgery at St. Vincent Charity Medical Center.

Dr. Pristas began practicing weight loss surgery as part of her medical residency training program and says she found it extremely inspiring how much patients benefit from the results of the procedure in every aspect of their lives. This led her to keep practicing bariatric surgery because she loves to bear witness to the changes her patients make.

  • Medical School
  • Ohio University College of Osteopathic Medicine
  • Residency
  • Keesler Air Force Base Medical Center