Ryan Heider, M.D., FACS
Under Dr. Heider’s leadership as Medical Director for The Center for Surgical Weight Loss at Lake Norman, recognitions include: the Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery Accreditation and Quality Improvement Program; Designated Member, Blue Distinction Centers+ for Bariatric Surgery(r) Program (BDC+); and Designated Institute of Quality by Aetna Institutes of Quality(r) (IOQ) Bariatric Program. Dr. Heider received his medical degree from the University of North Carolina School of Medicine and completed his surgery training at University of North Carolina Hospitals in Chapel Hill. While at UNC, he participated in a variety of advanced minimally invasive and laparoscopic procedures, including laparoscopic gastric bypass, gastrectomy and esophageal surgery. Dr. Heider has also published numerous articles and completed extensive research in the area of advanced laparoscopic surgery. He was one of the first surgeons to perform single-incision, “scarless” bariatric surgery and is one of a limited number of surgeons in the nation with the advanced training to perform the 90-minute procedure.
Brendan Marr, M.D., FACS, FASMBS
Brendan Marr, M.D., FACS, is board certified by the American Board of Surgery and is a fellow of The American College of Surgeons. He is also a verified surgeon by the Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery Accreditation and Quality Improvement Program (MBSAQUIP).
Dr. Marr received his medical degree from Indiana University School of Medicine in Indianapolis, IN, and he completed the general surgery residency program at Michigan State University Department of Surgery. He received his fellowship in minimally invasive and bariatric surgery from Ohio State University in Columbus OH.
Broadly published in bariatric and general surgery, Dr. Marr is also an experienced presenter and guest lecturer. He enjoys visiting community groups and providing educational information about bariatrics and bariatric surgical procedures.
Dr. Marr’s professional memberships include the American College of Surgeons, the Society of American Gastrointestinal and Endoscopic Surgeons, the American Society of Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery, and The Zollinger Surgical Society.