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Are you thinking of having weight loss surgery? Do you want to learn more about bariatric surgery options offered at Novant Health?

Weight loss surgery seminars - Our free seminars provide you with all the information you need to make an informed decision about weight loss surgery, including:

  • Who is a candidate for weight loss surgery
  • Steps to take before your procedure
  • Benefits and risks of each bariatric surgical procedure
  • What to expect during the recovery process
  • Lifestyle changes to make for weight loss success

Novant Health’s weight loss seminars may be offered at a location in your area. Visit our online calendar to find an upcoming weight loss seminar.


Weight loss surgery support - Novant Health’s bariatric centers offer a variety of weight loss surgery support tools during the journey:

  • New-patient education – Our new-patient seminar will help you understand what will happen before, during and after your surgery. Topics include everything from what to expect at the hospital to what types of lifestyle changes you will need to make after your surgery to maintain a healthy weight.
  • Psychological support – From lifestyle changes to your goals for life after surgery, our counselors are here to share your hopes, address your concerns, and help you make the transition to a healthier life.
  • Presurgical assistance – From screenings and testing to helping you decide which surgery is right for you, to assistance with insurance and billing paperwork – our staff is here to make your experience easier.
  • Nutritional counseling – Weight loss surgery may require permanent changes in your eating habits. Our dietitians will help you understand these changes, how to achieve good nutrition and how to maintain a healthy weight loss through healthy eating.
  • Support groups – Whether you are thinking about weight loss surgery or have kept the weight off for years, our weight loss support group is here for you. Visit our online calendar to find a weight loss support group.
  • Healthy lifestyle programs for lasting weight loss results – Wherever you are in your weight loss journey, our healthy lifestyle programs can help you form healthy habits for long-term weight loss.

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