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WakeMed News Releases

August 2, 2018

RALEIGH, N.C. (August 1, 2018) – WakeMed Physician Practices continues to grow its network of providers and specialties, expand practice locations and collaborate with community physicians to improve the health and well-being of the people we serve.

WakeMed Physician Practices welcomes the physicians and employees from Bariatric Specialists of North Carolina (BSNC). Beginning August 1, the new practice will be called WakeMed Bariatric Specialists of NC. The practice will gain additional support and resources for their patients by joining WakeMed Physician Practices network, which also includes a General & Bariatric Surgery practice, and WakeMed Cary Hospital’s bariatric surgery program. WakeMed Cary Hospital is accredited as a comprehensive center for bariatric surgery by the American College of Surgeons’ Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery Accreditation and Quality Improvement Program (MBSAQIP).

Guided by expert, board-certified bariatric surgeons, the WakeMed Cary Hospital’s bariatric surgery team comprises skilled professionals including a bariatric coordinator, nurses, dieticians and nutritionists and fitness specialists all working together to produce positive patient outcomes.

WakeMed Bariatric Specialists of NC is dedicated to education and providing the community with the surgical and non-surgical tools necessary to begin and continue along their weight loss journey. The practice offers a comprehensive approach to care with an on-site lab-draw services, cardiac testing, fluoroscopy-guided band adjustments, sleep center, nutrition store and nutrition consults.

Jon-Michael Bruce, MD; David Michael Pilati, MD; Michael Tyner, MD; Scott Bovard, MD; and Kajal Zalavadia, MD, will continue to see patients in Cary, and a new practice location will open in Brier Creek in the fall of 2018.  Additionally, the practice plans to expand in the coming months with additional office locations in the communities it has served.

Opening August 13, 2018

WakeMed Bariatric Specialists of NC
160 MacGregor Pines Dr.
Cary, NC 27511

Opening Fall 2018

WakeMed Bariatric Specialists of NC
10208 Cerny Street, Suite 202
Raleigh, NC 27617


In addition to being accredited as a comprehensive center for bariatric surgery, WakeMed Cary Hospital is recognized as a Blue Distinction Center for bariatric surgery by Blue Cross NC and has earned the Cigna Center of

Excellence in Bariatric Surgery. As the region’s premier, private weight loss surgery practice, the providers of Bariatric Specialists have accomplished many firsts in the field of bariatric surgery. 

For more information, visit www.wakemed.org/bariatric-surgery.


About WakeMed Health & Hospitals 

Serving the community since 1961, WakeMed Health & Hospitals is a nationally recognized, private, not-for-profit health care organization founded and based in Raleigh, N.C. The largest health system in Wake County, WakeMed exists to improve the health and well-being of our community by providing outstanding, compassionate, patient- and family-centered care to all.

The 919-bed system comprises a network of facilities throughout the Triangle area, delivering health and wellness services that bring added value to the communities we serve. WakeMed is a leader in cardiac and vascular care, women’s and children’s services, emergency medicine and trauma care, physical rehabilitation, orthopaedics and neurosciences. Specialty facilities include the WakeMed Heart Center, Children’s Hospital, Women’s Pavilion and Birthplace, Women’s Hospital at WakeMed North, WakeMed Rehabilitation Hospital, Adult and Children’s Emergency Departments and a Level 1 Trauma Center.

WakeMed’s team of more than 9,100 employees, 1,500 volunteers, 1,200 affiliated physicians, and the more than 300 physicians employed by WakeMed Physician Practices use the most advanced technologies along with the best minds and the biggest hearts to ensure the finest quality in health care and community health. For more information, visit www.wakemed.org.


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