Due to Covid-19, we are not scheduling in person seminars. Rather, please watch our online seminar. Nutrition classes will be held via Zoom meeting. Please call Leslie Albers at 901-881-0602 for details about class or any other questions. We ARE currently scheduling patients for visits and surgeries and you can easily start the program by watching our online seminar.

Vanessa D. Williams, FNP-BC Nurse Practitioner

vanessa-williamsVanessa is a nurse practitioner with 6 years experience in caring for weight loss surgery patients. She received her Bachelor of Science in Nursing from Mississippi College and her Master of Science in Nursing from Arkansas State University. Vanessa works closely with Dr. Wegner to coordinate the pre and post operative phases of the weight loss surgery program customized for each patient. She performs gastric band adjustments and follows up with gastric bypass and sleeve gastrectomy patients after surgery.

In addition to medical care, Vanessa is instrumental in coaching patients with their life style changes in order to achieve maximum success. She enjoys watching their lives change in wonderful ways. Vanessa is excited about and committed to supporting patients through the many levels of change that come with weight loss surgery.

vanessa.williams@tenethealth.com Phone: 901-881-066

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This surgery is designed for those with a body mass index equal to or greater than 40, or equal to or greater than 35 with serious co-morbidities.

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The Saint Francis Center for Surgical Weight Loss is proud to serve patients from: Brownsville, TN; Dyersburg, TN; Hernando, MS; Jackson, TN; Jonesboro, AR; Olive Branch, MS; Southaven, MS and West Memphis, AR from our location in Memphis, TN.