Las Palmas Del Sol Healthcare hosted its annual Bariatric Fashion Show and Health Education Fair last month. The event celebrated weight loss with a free health education fair followed by a fashion show featuring male and female models who have experienced weight loss surgery success.

Attendees received information on bariatric weight loss surgery, emergency services, women and teens health, and sleep disorders, among other services available at Las Palmas Medical Center and Del Sol Medical Center.

Las Palmas Del Sol Healthcare’s nationally recognized, comprehensive weight loss program includes dietary counseling, exercise, psychological support and complete medically based wellness.

Clair Ellis is someone who has experienced this program firsthand. When she started working at Del Sol Medical Center 20 years ago, she didn’t anticipate someday being a patient at her own hospital. Ellis, the director of Del Sol Diagnostic Center and Regional Oncology Department, tried many diets and weight loss programs but could never keep off the weight.

Last year, Ellis decided to undergo bariatric surgery with Jorge Acosta, M.D., co-medical director at the Las Palmas Del Sol Bariatric Center and board certified general surgeon.

According to Ellis, “I know the surgical staff very well, and I knew I was in the best hands. Our hospital has great outcomes with several awards to prove it. I wasn’t worried at all.”

Since the procedure she has lost 86 pounds, and now has the energy to keep up with her children and granddaughter.

You can see more photos from the bariatric fashion show at El Paso Inc