Life After Surgery

There are a few steps to take after the surgery that you should be aware of that help you in your journey to a healthier lifestyle. The Center for Weight Loss Surgery at Lake Norman is here to help you with your personal journey.

Support Groups

Weight loss surgery is only the first step. Lifestyle changes are the next step in reaching your weight loss goals. To help you accomplish your weight loss goals, The Center for Surgical Weight Loss at Lake Norman offers ongoing support groups that meet twice a month on the third Wednesday at 4 pm for pre-operative patients and 6 pm for post-operative patients, at The Center for Surgical Weight Loss. Everyone is welcome. Call 1-888-995-6762 (888-99LNRMC).

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Adjustable Gastric Banding Adjustments

No overnight stay expected for laparoscopic adjustable gastric banding, one night hospital stay with laparoscopic gastric sleeve and two nights for gastric bypass surgery. 

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Follow-up and After Care

Fresh start. Many aspects of your health will improve after surgery, but it doesn't happen magically. It is important to be committed to following a new and improved post-operative lifestyle, and being proactive in dealing with potential risks and discomforts associated with surgery.

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There are a few steps to take after the surgery that you should be aware of that help you in your journey to a healthier lifestyle. The Center for Weight Loss Surgery at Lake Norman is here to help you with your personal journey.

BMI Calculator

Your body mass index (BMI) is a way of determining your candidacy for weight loss surgery.

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Becoming a Patient

Step 1: Seminars

Attend Our Free Weight Loss Seminar

It is necessary to attend one of our free, monthly informational seminars before your first appointment with The Center for Surgical Weight Loss at Lake Norman. There are two options:

  • In person: Call 1-888-995-6762 (888-99LNRMC) to reserve your spot. Space is limited.
  • Online: Convenient if you live outside Mooresville.
Step 2: Insurance

Call Your Insurance Company
Check to make sure weight loss surgery is covered by your plan. Criteria for coverage will vary among insurance companies.

Step 3: See the Surgeon

See the Surgeon
After attending a seminar and deciding that this is something you would like to pursue, please call the office to schedule an appointment with the surgeon.

Step 4: Consultations

Consultations
To meet established guidelines for weight loss surgery, consultations with a registered dietician, a physical therapist and a behavioral health specialist are required.

Step 5: Pre-operative Visit

Pre-operative Appointments
You are moving forward with surgery and to prepare you for your new beginning, will need to attend the following appointment:

Are you traveling to visit us about weight loss surgery? We have some links and local information to help you plan your stay.

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