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Board certifications

The American Board of Surgery, General Surgery

Education and Background

Dr. Pries is a graduate of the University of Kansas Medical School. She completed her general surgery residency at the Ochsner Clinic in New Orleans before returning to the Midwest for advanced minimally invasive surgery training at the University of Missouri Bariatric Surgery Fellowship. Dr. Pries obtained her board certification in General Surgery from The American Board of Surgery. Additionally, she is affiliated with Northwest Medical Center-Springdale and Physicians’ Specialty Hospital.

Focused on Minimally Invasive Surgical Techniques For The Best Patient Outcomes

When considering weight loss surgery, you should be confident that you’re in the care of a focused surgeon who employs the latest and most advanced techniques. Dr. Pries has intentionally honed her surgical skills in advanced and minimally invasive procedures to strengthen the Roller Weight Loss and Advanced Surgery commitment to minimally invasive techniques.

Dr. Pries joins our bariatric and general surgeons team to remain at the forefront of the latest surgical techniques. Because laparoscopic surgery involves much smaller incisions, you’ll experience less post-op pain, fewer complications, and a faster recovery. Other benefits include reduced scarring and less impact on your immune system. Dr. Pries understands the life-changing effect that these surgical techniques have on her patients.

Surgical Specialties

Dr. Pries’ impressive training includes advanced minimally invasive techniques for both bariatric and general surgical procedures, as well as methods addressing:

  • Inguinal and incisional hernia  
  • Gallbladder
  • Hiatal hernia
  • Anti-reflux procedures
  • Peritoneal dialysis catheters
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    Why choose Roller Weight Loss & Advanced Surgery?

    If you’re considering weight loss surgery, you’ll want to be confident that you’re under the care of a surgeon who employs the latest, most advanced techniques. Dr. Pries has dedicated her career to staying at the leading edge in advanced, minimally invasive surgeries, including bariatric weight loss surgeries. 

    Hospital Affiliations Dr. Pries is Affiliated with Several Hospitals:

    • Northwest Medical Center-Springdale
    • Physicians’ Specialty Hospital

    Serving Northwest Arkansas, Eastern Oklahoma, and Southwest Missouri

    Dr. Pries and the medical professionals at Roller Weight Loss & Advanced Surgery have four locations to serve you. We are located in Fayetteville, Fort Smith, and Tulsa. Our surgeons have treated patients from 47 of the 50 states, with many arriving from other states to undergo an advanced bariatric procedure. Our focus on minimally invasive techniques has led to a reputation for excellence.

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    What is the Best Weight Loss Surgery or Me?

    It can be difficult to wade through all the information about weight loss surgeries and non-surgical treatments and then feel confident in what approach is best for you. At Roller Weight Loss & Advanced Surgery, we will guide you to the right decision and offer a full range of weight loss surgeries as well as non-surgical treatments, including:

    • Roux-en-Y gastric bypass
    • Modified duodenal switch
    • Traditional duodenal switch
    • Sleeve gastrectomy
    • Lap-Band®
    • Orbera®
    • Medical weight loss
    • BodyTite

    Take the First Step in Your Journey Here

    To start your journey to better health, we invite you to register for a free online seminar to learn more about the latest options in weight loss surgery.

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    The benefits of Minimally Invasive Surgery

    Modern medicine is an ever-advancing field, with new techniques and procedures developed and released every year. At Roller Weight Loss & Advanced Surgery, Dr. Pries and our team of bariatric and general surgeons stay at the leading edge in the latest surgical techniques.

    Laparoscopic surgery involves much smaller incisions, less post-operative pain, fewer complications, and a faster recovery — along with reduced scarring and less impact on the body’s immune system. Meet with us to find out more.

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    The seminar will provide you with pertinent information about your weight loss surgery options, what to expect after surgery, insurance information, and how the surgeons and bariatric surgery experts at Roller Weight Loss and Advanced Surgery can help you. 

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