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Background and education

Dr. Pries is a graduate of the University of Kansas Medical School. Her general surgery residency was completed at the Ochsner Clinic in New Orleans. She returned to the Midwest for advanced minimally invasive surgery training at the University of Missouri Bariatric Surgery Fellowship.

Board certifications

The American Board of Surgery, General Surgery

Dr. Pries: Trained in minimally invasive bariatric and general surgery

Dr. Pries has training in advanced minimally invasive techniques for both bariatric and general surgical procedures, including:

  • 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 for 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

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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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