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(Fox Connecticut News, Oct.-Nov. 2011) At 386 pounds, Jayson Hillenbeck's weight was literally smothering him. Just 15 months ago, his cardiologist at Saint Francis Hospital and Medical Center feared that he would die from congestive heart failure if he did not shed the pounds fast. The best option: gastric bypass surgery. Cardiologist Dr. Richard Soucier turned to his colleague, Saint Francis bariatric surgeon Dr. Ioannis Raftopoulos. Now fully recovered from stomach-reduction surgery, Hillenbeck is healthy and his heart is functioning normally. 

Dear Saint Francis....

"We are ever grateful to have our lives back!"Nancy and John Lewis 

"In short, for me, the surgery was a NEW LEASE ON LIFE."John B. Sitaras
Attorney at Law.

"It has been 10 months since my surgery and I am down 118 lbs and with the support and follow up from everyone in Dr. R's practice I will reach my goal and live an obesity free life." -Nancy O'Brien