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Weight loss program celebrates Center of Excellence Designation

The weight loss surgery program at Roger Williams marked its 10th anniversary as a Center of Excellence on Saturday, May 30 with a variety of activities celebrating the progress of patients and the growth of our program. Since its founding, the Center has been home to almost 3,000 weight loss surgeries. Attendees at the celebration were given the opportunity to tell the story of their weight loss journey on camera. We will begin sharing those stories later this month. The event also included a healthy cooking demonstration, fitness tips, health screenings, remarks from the center’s founder and director Dr. Dieter Pohl, and an inspirational message from Providence College basketball coach Ed Cooley.


Dr. Dieter Pohl, the founder and director of the Roger Williams Weight Loss Surgery Program

Kimberly O’Connell, Esq., President of Roger Williams Medical Center