Dr. Leslie Pristas, board-certified in general surgery and a Fellow of the American College of Surgeons (FACS), is the medical director and surgeon for the Center for Bariatric Surgery. An experienced bariatric surgeon, Dr. Pristas began practicing at St. Vincent Charity Medical Center in July 2018 bringing with her advanced capabilities in surgical treatments for heartburn. In addition to her role within the Center for Bariatric Surgery, Dr. Pristas performs minimally invasive general surgery and welcomes those consults in addition to her weight loss surgery practice. Her special interests also include hernia repair, colorectal surgery and robotic surgery.
Dr. Pristas earned her medical degree from Ohio University College of Osteopathic Medicine and completed her residency at Keesler Air Force Base Medical Center in Mississippi. She grew up in Delaware, Ohio and went to Denison University for her undergraduate degree. After completing her medical degree at Ohio University, she joined the Air Force. Dr. Pristas then moved to Mississippi for her active duty residency at Keesler Air Force Base. Upon finishing her residency, she stayed in Mississippi for four years of active duty.
She returned to Ohio in June 2018 and lives in Medina with her husband and three children.
Board certification: American Osteopathic Board of Surgery
Hospital affiliation: St. Vincent Charity Medical Center