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Thinking About Bariatric Surgery or Medical Weight Loss? Let Us Help

WakeMed offers bariatric surgery options from our team of exceptional, experienced surgeons who care about the long-term success of their patients. Our bariatric surgery nurses, dietitians, and support staff work together to create an atmosphere to help the bariatric patient prepare for surgery, heal and succeed on their path to weight loss.

Whether you’re interested in gastric bypass, sleeve gastrectomy, duodenal switch or a revisional procedure, our highly-specialized team has the expertise to care for you on your journey to your ideal weight with bariatric surgery.

With WakeMed Bariatric Surgery & Medical Weight Loss by your side, you’ll have the most advanced surgical procedures, a comprehensive weight loss program and highly skilled physicians and support team to help you reach your destination.

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Am I Candidate for Weight Loss (Bariatric) Surgery?

You may be a good candidate for bariatric surgery if you :

  • Have a BMI of ≥30 (ASMBS BMI calculator)*
  • Are 55 pounds or more overweight
  • Want a long-term weight loss solution
  • Have been unsuccessful with previous attempts to lose weight

*The American Society for Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery (ASMBS) recognizes a patient with a BMI over 30 with comorbidities as a good candidate for bariatric surgery. However, insurance providers consider a patient with a BMI over 35 with comorbidities to be good candidate for bariatric surgery. In the case that insurance won't cover the procedure, we do have self-pay options for patients concerned enough about their health to proceed with surgery outside of insurance.

If you don’t meet these criteria, check out our minimally invasive surgery or medical weight loss options.

To learn more about bariatric surgery at WakeMed Cary Hospital, please take a moment to review the following:

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