We're With You at Every Step
You are not alone in this journey. Our program is run by a team of specialists who are here to help you prepare for surgery, undergo a safe procedure, and maintain healthy lifestyle habits designed to ensure you achieve success.
Our Bariatric Surgeons
Evaluate your overall health and help recommend a weight loss procedure that's right for you. Their years of experience performing about 800 bariatric surgeries annually -- nearly 99% are minimally invasive -- ensure you have the safest, most positive outcome possible.
Our Nutritionist and Behavioral Health Providers
Meet with you individually and in group settings to address your concerns and recommend ways to overcome the challenges you face. We help you adopt a healthy lifestyle so you lose the weight and keep it off.
Our Nurses and Financial Counselors
Navigate you through your insurance benefits and requirements, evaluation, and testing. Our bariatric coordinator helps in the days before and following your surgery and hospitalization.
Why Choose Duke Weight Loss Surgery
We Are a Bariatric Center of Excellence
Our weight loss program at Duke Regional Hospital is accredited as a Comprehensive Center by the Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery Accreditation and Quality Improvement Program (MBSAQIP). In addition, our weight loss surgery program is recognized as by private insurance companies, including Blue Cross Blue Shield, Cigna, and Optum. We have achieved their recognition because we consistently deliver high-quality bariatric care, comprehensive services, and positive patient outcomes.
We Are Certified to Offer Bariatric Surgery to Teens
Duke Regional Hospital is accredited to perform weight loss surgery in adolescents by the MBSAQIP of the American College of Surgeons and the American Society of Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery. It is the only North Carolina hospital and one of the few in the country with accreditation to offer weight loss surgery options to teens ages 14 to 18.
You May Be a Candidate for Weight Loss Procedures that Are Not Widely Available
We are involved in studies of new and variations on existing weight loss surgery methods that are not standard in the U.S. but show promise in research studies and other countries. We may be able to enroll you in a clinical trial for these procedures, depending on your individual condition and whether the procedure could be right for you.