Work with a Registered Dietitian Board Certified in Obesity and Weight Management

We take great pride in staffing our full time Registered Dietitian who specializes in bariatrics.  As a Bariatric Surgery patient of  St. Alexius NewStart, you will never pay to see a dietitian.  We believe Registered Dietitians play an integral role in your long-term success, and our nutrition team is eager to help you.

In addition to providing pre-operative education for prospective patients, our Registered Dietitian provides ongoing support to our post-operative patients at monthly support groups, and at every post-operative follow up visit.  In addition, she is available by phone or email during office hours.

Our Registered Dietitian is committed to your lifelong weight loss success.  We want to be absolutely sure you have a firm foundation of nutrition knowledge before your bariatric surgery.  Whether you’ve had surgery previously or you’re considering having surgery in the future, please don’t hesitate to call Julia with any nutrition questions you may have!

Please read below to see why we’re proud to have our full time bariatric Registered Dietitian on staff to help you every stop of your journey!

Our Dietitian


Julia Levine, RD, CSOWM, LD is a Registered Dietitian and Board certified Obesity and Weight Management Specialist. She holds her undergraduate nutrition degree from New York University and completed her clinical training at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, a Harvard Medical School teaching hospital in Boston. Prior to her joining NewStart, Julia worked at St. Elizabeth’s Hospital as a clinical dietitian, helping people with a variety of illnesses learn how to use food to control their disease symptoms and improve their quality of life. Julia believes that what we eat affects not only our bodies, but our psychological well-being as well. She is passionate about helping individuals find the joy in eating by making small lifestyle changes that overtime lead to a healthy, loving relationship with food and our bodies. She is an active member of both the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics and the St. Louis Dietetic Association.

“It is such a privilege to work with people who are determined and motivated to break old habits to better their lives and health. This fact alone inspires me to do my job every single day.”

Contact: Julia.Levine@sahstl.com or 314-338-7964

Julia, RD, CSOWM, LD is a Registered Dietitian