It's More Than Surgery. It's a Life-Changer.

Reclaim Your Health With Bariatric Weight Loss Surgery

If you're struggling with obesity, and repeated dieting and exercise have not worked, it may be time to consider a bariatric weight loss procedure. At Lake Norman Regional Medical Center, our goal is to guide you toward finding renewed health and wellness through proven bariatric solutions and compassionate support.

Many of our patients experience more than just long-term weight reduction; they experience notable improvement in their health and they “feel” better overall. Concerns - including diabetes, hypertension, respiratory problems, heart disease and depression - may improve significantly after weight loss. Patients often gain a new outlook on life, and can pursue goals and activities that weren’t possible before. Our program utilizes a wide variety of methods throughout the surgical journey, including dietary counseling, behavior modification, exercise and support groups. As we guide patients through this process, we do more than help reduce weight. We change lives.

Are you ready for a real life change? Take the first step and attend a seminar. We offer both online and in-person seminar options. Upon registration, our team will contact you to discuss which option will work best for you.

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Am I a Candidate for Weight Loss Surgery?

A bariatric procedure may be a good solution if:

  • You have a body mass index (BMI) greater than or equal to 40.
  • You have a BMI greater than or equal to 35, and you also suffer from an obesity-related health condition, such as type 2 diabetes, heart disease, sleep apnea or hypertension.
  • Your serious attempts to lose weight through diet, exercise and behavioral changes have had only short-term success.
  • You are psychologically ready for weight loss surgery and willing to commit to modifying your lifestyle.
  • You do not drink alcohol in excess.

If you suffer from an obesity-related health condition, your BMI is less than 34 and you’ve not been able to successfully maintain long-term weight loss, you may still be a candidate for surgery, depending on other health conditions. Discuss available options with your doctor.

Learn more about body mass index by downloading our guide to bariatric surgery or take an assessment to see if you may qualify for surgery.

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Why Choose Us

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At the Center for Surgical Weight Loss at Lake Norman Regional Medical Center, we understand that weight loss is a complicated issue, and it requires a supportive community to make lasting changes. And, we believe it is never too late to take control. We know you have options when choosing a surgeon and hospital for your weight loss surgery. We believe our program is a great choice because the Center for Surgical Weight Loss at Lake Norman Regional Medical Center has received the following recognitions:

  • MBSAQIP - The Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery Accreditation and Quality Improvement Program
  • Blue Distinction Centers+ - Designated member, Blue Distinction Centers+ for Bariatric Surgery® Program (BDC+)
  • AETNA IOQ - Designated Institute of Quality by Aetna Institutes of Quality® (IOQ) Bariatric Program

These organizations have a strict set of standards that must be met before a hospital can receive these distinct seals of approval. Their rigorous review process helps ensure hospitals have all components in place to produce the best outcomes for patients. This includes:

  • Staff specially-trained to treat morbidly-obese patients, including the surgeon, nurses, radiologists, anesthesiologists, nutritionists and psychologists.
  • Specialized equipment and accommodations (such as patient rooms with enlarged doorways and bathrooms) that help provide a safe and comfortable hospital stay.
  • Most importantly, patient experiences and outcomes are evaluated and must also meet a high standard.
  • Our accreditation and additional designations reflect our commitment and ability to provide high-quality bariatric care.

We know it can be difficult to take the first step toward obtaining weight-loss surgery; that's why we'll do everything possible to help you feel supported and encouraged:

  • If you attend one of our free bariatric seminars and decide you’d like to take the next step, we can schedule a consultation before you leave. We can also verify insurance coverage, and contact you with any obstacles prior to your appointment.
  • Our Bariatric Nurse Navigator will guide you through each step of the process and help to schedule appointments with other providers.
  • We are a "one-stop" shop: all support appointments (nutritionist, behavior-health specialist, etc.) are located within the medical center.
  • We keep your physicians informed. Bariatric surgery is about more than just losing weight; it's about freeing yourself from health issues that are associated with obesity – such as high blood pressure, diabetes and sleep apnea. We will keep your primary care doctor and any specialists up-to-date on your progress so everyone is working together for your benefit.
  • We will support you before, during and after your surgery. The Center for Surgical Weight Loss offers pre-surgery education classes for patients and their families, and after-surgery there are monthly support group meetings. We will help you stay focused on the path to a new life, with a focus on physical, mental and emotional well-being.

In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, we are taking special precautions to keep our offices and other care environments safe for every patient. Learn more about the steps we are taking.

When it comes down to it, weight loss surgery is far more than a medical procedure - it's a chance for a fresh start, a boost of confidence, and a newfound hope for what a healthier life can look and feel like. We look forward to supporting you on this journey!

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Insurance Coverage and Payment Options

Our caring and compassionate team is ready to answer any questions you have about insurance coverage and payment options. If you have health insurance, we can assist you with understanding your policy and the requirements for full or partial coverage. Many major insurance providers require medical documentation of weight-related health problems, proof of participation in a medically-supervised diet program, a psychological evaluation and a nutritional evaluation. We will work with you to collect the information needed throughout each step of the process.

For those interested in private-pay or self-pay options, we can assist in developing a payment plan that's right for you. If you think the surgery could benefit your life but are concerned about affordability, we are here to help you explore your financial options, including third-party options for affordable financing.

Call us today to learn more about weight loss surgery payment options.

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