Is Weight Loss Surgery For Me?

Let us help you make a decision that could change your life. This life-changing option is not for everyone. Know all the facts before making your decision.

Obesity is a serious health condition that can interfere with basic physical functions such as breathing or walking. Those who are obese are at greater risk for illnesses including diabetes, high blood pressure, sleep apnea, gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD), gallstones, osteoarthritis, heart disease, and cancer.

Obesity is diagnosed by determining Body Mass Index (BMI). BMI is defined by the ratio of an individual’s height to his or her weight. Normal BMI ranges from 20-25. An individual is considered morbidly obese if he or she has a BMI of 40 or more; or 35 or more and experiencing obesity-related health conditions, such as high blood pressure or diabetes.

Am I a Candidate?

Weight loss surgery may be right for you if:
•  Your BMI of 40 or more (Use our BMI Calculator, shown below).
•  Your BMI is 35 or higher and also suffer from one or more health problems such as Type 2 Diabetes or Hypertension.
•  You have been overweigt for more than five years.
•  Your serious attempts to lose weight have had only short-term success.
•  You do not have any other disease that may have caused your obesity.
•  You are prepared to  make substantial changes in your eating habits and lifestyle.
•  You do not drink alcohol in excess.

If your BMI is between 30 and 34, you may still be a candidate for surgery. We recommend that you set up an appointment with our doctors for a free consulation as soon as you have attended one of our monthly seminars.

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Let us help you make a decision that could change your life. This life-changing option is not for everyone. Know all the facts before making your decision.

BMI Calculator

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

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Proven, Successful Weight Loss

If you elect to use one of three common bariatric surgical options, they all share the same results: curbing hunger and restricting intake and/or absorption for maximum weight loss. Even better, each procedure can be performed through tiny incisions, so recovery is fast and virtually pain-free. In fact, some laparoscopic surgery can be performed through one small incision at the belly button and leave no visible scars. There are three types of surgery options: Adjustable Gastric Band, Vertical Sleeve Gastrectomy and Gastric Bypass.

Awards and Accolades

Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery Accreditation and Quality Improvement Program

Designated member, Blue Distinction Centers+ for Bariatric Surgery® Program (BDC+)

Designated Institute of Quality by Aetna Institutes of Quality® (IOQ) Bariatric Program

Contact us today for more information: 1-888-995-6762 (888-99LNRMC).

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

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:

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