Weight Loss Procedures

These weight loss options share the same results: curbing hunger and restricting intake and/or absorption for maximum weight loss. Even better, each approach can be performed as a minimally invasive procedure using tiny incisions, which makes recovery fast and virtually pain-free.

  Adjustable Gastric Band
The Adjustable Gastric Band surgery has been available worldwide for nearly 15 years and is a safe and effective weight loss operation. It has gained in popularity over the past 7 years in the United States. It consists of implanting a small silastic inflatable band around the upper portion of the stomach.   Read more...
  Vertical Sleeve Gastrectomy
For patients not wishing to have a long-term implanted medical device, we are also pleased to offer the laparoscopic sleeve gastrectomy surgery. Through five small incisions (between 1 and 2 inches) approximately 70 percent of the stomach is removed.  Read more...
 

Gastric Bypass
Gastric bypass is the most frequently performed bariatric surgery in the United States. Many surgeons prefer gastric bypass surgery because it generally has fewer complications than other weight-loss surgeries. Gastric bypass surgery can provide long-term, consistent weight loss if you exercise and eat healthy.  Read more...

 

 

Intragastric Balloon
For patients looking for a less invasive solution, or have as little as 30 pounds to lose, the endoscopic balloon may be an option for you. The intragastric balloon received FDA approval in the United States and has been performed more than 220,000 times worldwide over the last 20 years.   Read more...

 

A "Scarless" Approach to Surgery
Single Incision Laparoscopic Surgery is an advanced minimally invasive surgical procedure in which the surgeon operates through a single incision instead of the traditional four or more laparoscopic incisions. Read more…


Dr. Ryan Heider Discusses Surgical Weight Loss on WCNC-TV's "Charlotte Today" program
Surgical weight loss not only reduces obesity but can increase quality of life and reduce the need for diabetes medication. The Center for Surgical Weight Loss at Lake Norman's Dr. Ryan Heider discussed the benefits of surgical weight loss Colleen Odegaard on WCNC-TV's "Charlotte Today" program, January 17, 2013. 
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In this clip, Dr. Heider Discusses Surgical Weight Loss Options on WCNC-TV's "Charlotte Today" program
Surgical weight loss not only reduces obesity but can increase quality of life and reduce the need for diabetes medication. The Center for Surgical Weight Loss at Lake Norman's Dr. Ryan Heider discussed the benefits of surgical weight loss on WCNC-TV's "Charlotte Today" program, February 13, 2013.  
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In this clip, Dr. Heider Discusses BMI and more on WCNC-TV's "Charlotte Today" program
See Dr. Ryan Heider of Lake Norman's Center for Surgical Weight Loss on the March 20, 2013, episode of WCNC-TV's "Charlotte Today" program. Dr. Heider appears with one of his patients to discuss BMI, show before and after photos and illustrate how weight loss surgery produced amazing results.   
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Weight loss surgery: Patient results may vary. Consult your physician about the benefits and risks of weight loss surgery.

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These weight loss options share the same results: curbing hunger and restricting intake and/or absorption for maximum weight loss. Even better, each approach can be performed as a minimally invasive procedure using tiny incisions, which makes recovery fast and virtually pain-free.

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Featured Testimonial

  • Gerald dropped 120 lbs and 7 pant sizes with gastric sleeve surgery.
  • Ashley lost 80 lbs (and counting) with bariatric surgery.
  • This surgery was the best decision I have ever made for myself.

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