Carraro, Ellen Ann, MD

Affiliated with Novant Health
4.88 out of 5 | 40 reviews
Bariatric Surgery | General Surgery
Novant Health Bariatric Solutions - Elizabeth
(704) 316-7760
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Patient Comments 8 reviews
August 31, 2022
Wonderful! Everyone was welcoming and accommodating.
-Patient in CHARLOTTE, North Carolina

August 20, 2022
Everything went well through all my doctor visits on up until surgery. And then we came across a little glitch where I just wasn't hearing anything from anybody because they said, my last thing was different from the insurance, but I just feel felt doing that time. Everybody had the same number. The number at my name might of changed. But the number didn't change and I just felt as though somebody should have still reach out to me and said, hey, Miss currents, you are calling his office, but we don't have a current and then we could have got it straight. But once we got it straight everything went, well and I am proud to say that the team, the nurses, everybody that was involved to care me took care of me really, really fast. And and now we're all on. I'm on to*
-Patient in CHARLOTTE, North Carolina

July 02, 2022
Dr Carro and her nurse Alicia were very professional and knowledable.
-Patient in CHARLOTTE, North Carolina

April 15, 2022
My only comment would be for Dr to slow down and speaking. With this being all new it's kind of hard when your doctor speaks too fast
-Patient in CHARLOTTE, North Carolina

March 30, 2022
I love how my doctor took out time to break it down so I could understand.. love her
-Patient in CHARLOTTE, North Carolina

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Novant Health Bariatric Solutions - Ballantyne
(704) 316-7760

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Medical School:
Ohio State University College of Medicine

Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center 2010

Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center 2015

Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center 2016
Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center 2013

Board Certifications:
Surgical Critical Care
General Surgery

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From an early age, I was drawn to biology and the sciences and dreamed of becoming a marine biologist. By exploring the secrets of the oceans, I hoped to find cures for the diseases of nature. But I soon realized that curing diseases for humanity was at the heart of my desires.

Once in medical school, my strength and interest in surgery were impossible to deny. While I found all components of general surgery and critical care fascinating, I believe that the most effective way to cure many diseases is to help people achieve and maintain a healthy weight. Metabolic/bariatric surgery paired with lifestyle changes can make that possible.

I approach healthcare with the goal of using activity and food as sources of wellness. Following surgery, as I witness my patients' health improve and their reliance on medications decrease, it is a truly happy and gratifying moment for my patients and for me.

Bariatrics allows me to have ongoing relationships with my patients, which is an important aspect of my job. Only by connecting with my patients at an individual level and learning about the obstacles each person faces can we design a personalized plan for success.

Outside of work I love hiking, gardening and spending time with my husband and three children.

Gender: Female