Our weight-loss surgery programs are recognized for quality care
Bariatric surgery can be a powerful tool for weight loss. Shedding excess weight after bariatric surgery also can bring powerful health benefits, according to a report published by the U.S. National Library of Medicine at the National Institutes of Health. Those benefits can include living longer and improving your quality of life.
At Novant Health, bariatric surgery is available within an ecosystem of healthcare services that include comprehensive evaluation, education and emotional support. Helping you prepare for surgery and providing care afterward helps ensure your procedure is successful and you reach your wellness goals. Talk to your primary care physician about your interest in our services, or contact one of our bariatrics clinics to find out if bariatric surgery is right for you. For those who are eligible, weight loss surgery can help you pursue the lifestyle you’ve wanted.
Potential benefits of weight loss surgery can include:
- Reversing type 2 diabetes, high blood pressure and sleep apnea
- Fewer deaths due to heart disease
- Fewer deaths from diabetes and related conditions
- Reducing breast and endometrial cancer rates
- Relieving joint and back pain
Bariatric services and procedures
Locations for these procedures:
All locations: Sleeve gastrectomy, roux-en-Y gastric bypass, gastric band removal
Winston-Salem area: Sleeve gastric bypass
Charlotte area: revisional surgery, biliopancreatic diversion with duodenal switch.
Restrictive procedures limit the amount of food and drink your stomach holds. Your board-certified bariatric surgeon will create a stomach “pouch” that is much smaller than your original stomach. The reduced size means less food can enter, so you will feel full more quickly. Restrictive procedures include: